Monday, January 25, 2010
First yarn bomb! My street in NYC gains a shelf fungus. Will add a larger one next time. Let's see if anyone notices.
Update March 14: its gone. Maybe the big storm blew it away, or maybe someone tore it off?
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
The bird trio was made as a house warming gift for my sister, Rainbow. Each bird has a symbol inside it, wrapped in tape: flour so you never go hungry, sugar so your life here is sweet and salt so LIFE IS TASTY and full of flavor.
The red breasted bird was made for my sister Robin.
The red eyed tree frog was made for me, who loves the non-fiction picture book, The Red Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley.
Amigurumi: the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings, and inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features.
Here's Rainy Bear, my first attempt, created last summer for my sister's new house. Started crocheting in my teens... blankets, hats, scarves, potholders.
It is this new form, amigurumi, that inspires.
These strange looking figures are brain cells. I bought the grey one as a fun gift for my daughter - to help her when she takes her big SAT test this Spring. (update: out of 2400, she got 2390!)
The red one is my first attempt at making something without a pattern.