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Crocheted peace sign
International Yarnbombing Day 2018

Well, I found my way back to this blog. This post has been sitting in limbo in my drafts for a few YEARS now. For whatever reason I’m not ready to give up this silly website yet.

I’ve been gone for a long time. More than four years for crying out loud. Yeah, yeah. We’ve heard it all before.

It pains me to admit it, but I’ve lost all interest in photography and haven’t picked up a proper camera in all that time. It makes me sad when I think about it. I love photography, and thoroughly enjoy using film. After I left the DC area I just couldn’t bring myself to do any photography. Something “clicked” inside me and I suddenly lost interest. I blame Instagram and that bloody smartphone and everyone being a “photographer.” Yeah, right.

The same with encaustic painting. I really enjoyed encaustic painting too, but once I moved I felt bereft and untethered, like I was endlessly treading water. I retreated into my other near-obsession: knitting.

Knitting. If I’m away from it, even for a short time, I have a strange feeling in my stomach. It’s like an addiction. The yarn calls to me.

Knitting can be challenging. Knitting can also be mindless. And at the end of the day you can see what you’ve accomplished with just three ingredients: your own two hands, sticks, and wool. Or maybe that’s four, if you count each hand separately.

I’ve been thinking about the natural progression of things and this blog. The world definitely does not need another knitting blog. Or a photography blog for that matter. Things here are up in the air.

Yarnbombing Makes the Neighborhood a Little More Cozy

I’m a big fan of street art, and I absolutely LOVE yarnbombing. I’ve even written about it before here on the blog: (Sub) Urban Knitting: A Tree Cosy Commission and Yarnbombing for Ma & Pa.

Well, I could hardly contain my excitement last Thursday when I saw that a fun and colorful yarnbombing installation appeared in my neighborhood in South Saint Paul, Minnesota. The cozies cover 11 ugly wood bollards that are supposed to prevent drivers from cutting through a closed-off end of the street. They look great!

According to small tags attached to the yarnbombs, the cozies were created by Zsa Zsa. More of her yarnbombing work can be seen on z-squared, and she’s on Twitter, too, @GuerillaKnitter.