Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Some beautiful acts of yarnbombing happend to the 'Sheep on the Road' sculpture outside the Waterfront Hall, Belfast this weekend.

Very appropriate, since it was a mucky sort of a weather, and the sheep might have missed their fleece...

No, it wasn't me...I love it though!

However, the act of yarn bombing, yarnbombing, graffiti knitting or yarnstorming isn't that well known in Belfast, and I had to explain it to some punters who were admiring those fashionably-clad sheep and shepherd. Basically, yarnbombing is a a type of graffiti or street art that uses colorful displays of knitted or crocheted items or simply yarn rather than paint or chalk. Yarn installations – called yarn bombs or knit bombs – can last for years, but can also be easily removed. They don't harm, but rather warm the trees, street signs, lamp posts, buses, sculptures and public buildings!
Blame the Texans - that's where yarnbombing apparently started!

This graffiti knitting was part of the street art at the Base Festival in St Anne's Square.

Monday, 19 July 2010

I write, therefore I am...

...well, am trying, aren't I?

I have various email accounts, two shops, am tweeting ferouciously, co-ordinate the Etsy Ireland blog, have my favourite sites and blogs to read, am asked to join Facebook several times a week...and somehow run a busy life as well. Can I keep up with writing a blog regularly now? I failed once...sadly...but the writing bug keeps biting...buzzing like the annoying fly that's haunting my kitchen. I tried everything to get rid of it except killing, but the fly keeps coming back. Sorry, I meant, the writing bug keeps coming back. And I have so many yarns to spin and yarn pictures to show...

Rainbow Linen/Cotton Mix by Woollygathering on Etsy

So hello world, another attempt to write a blog, even when my blog design is still incomplete.

Ideas I have plenty, also rants galore, and did I mention those yarn pictures?

Handspun Merino Yarn by Lindsaycrafts on Etsy