Brought to me by my daughter during a quiet moment when I was trying to rouse the mojo to take two children out into 90 degree heat. Laugh? Moi? I must, I must... (fans of Judy Blume will get the reference.)
Have you heard of Yarnbombing? Guerilla knitters wanting to beautify their cities and find uses for their unfinished projects have developed a form of graffiti art. I first saw this bus via a Decor8 Tweet and haven't been able to get it out of my mind!
Let's face it, in this crazy world their is just something so...civilized about being a yarnbomber. More yarnbombing photos at Craftzine and Masquerade, and there is even a book!
And thanks to all of you for your emails and comments about the Lyme Disease. I am planning to just try and stay positive and be grateful for the small things in life, and the days when I do feel human. You guys are a great support and I want you to know how much this means to me.
Here is my current project, a striped blanket for Juniorette. It's hard to know how much to share with people on a blog but I've been having a hard time over the last several months, finally finding out last week that I have Lyme Disease. This is why my posts have been so sporadic and there's been so little decorating.
Anyway, wearing funny socks and doing projects like this blanket are keeping me going. So are all your wonderful emails; I love when I hear that I've inspired someone or that some guy in Japan thought of me when he saw Hello Kitty toilet paper (that's a compliment, right?) Anyway, I hope you'll stick with me even with my lapses in posting. Life isn't always easy, but I'm at least trying to make Lemonade from Lymes! I have to keep in mind that beauty is found in imperfection, so when Junior wears two different shoes and Juniorette tells people, "My mommy got bitten by a tick and now she's kind of grumpy but that's ok because she'll eventually feel better and then she'll play with us," I just remember that we're all just trying to do our best, in our own way.
I am in need of a new project which is portable and a bit sizeable. My dad is having heart surgery this week and I will be spending lots of time sitting. My stepmother is a master knitter and I think it would be nice for both of us to have projects to keep us calm and busy. Maybe we could hold an ICU Stitch and Bitch! Maybe we could teach my dad to knit (ha. ha. double ha.) If you have any project ideas for me I would love to hear them.
The blanket above could be crocheted in thirds with this serene colorway. I like it a lot. Via Designer's Guild
And look at this color combo - so serene and dainty! An oatmeal blanket with aqua flowers would be lovely (again, what are these tame colors that I keep pulling up?) Perhaps I'm trying to channel calm to myself...funny how our subconscious works.
Nice bright granny squares via Yvestown. I could see this on our bed and I could use lots of stash to make up the squares. But the piecing together - YEH. And I'd have to haul so much yarn up to Maine with me. And let's face it, nobody knows better than this knitter what lurks on the floors of ICUs. Better to have one cohesive piece that won't get dropped repeatedly.