Monday, August 30, 2010

What's New and Knitted?

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New and Knitted

You Can't Beat the Oregon Coast! Unless it is the Oregon Coast with Grandchildren

Spending time with family is always important and wonderful, but there is a special place in the heart of every grandparent that makes spending time with grandchildren so very special.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy 80th birthday Aunt Froggie!

Great landmarks in one's life are the BIG BIRTHDAYS! and Aunt Margie partied thru hers this year in Danville, Pennsylvania.

Surrounded by friends and family...Even Ella helped blow out the candles!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Remembering Mom

Three years this morning you left us.  
We miss your humor, your big heart 
and your special self.
Love you Mom.
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Yarnbombing or Graffiti Knitting!

My plan is to yarnbomb every state, every continent, and as many countries as possible...
 For the photographic story of this venture,  click here to see:
This mosaic of photos shows many of the Connecticut Yarnbombs that have been placed already...

What is Yarnbombing? 
Urban Knitting, Yarnstorming, Guerilla Knitting, Graffiti Knitting
On city street corners, around telephone posts, through barbed wire fences, and over abandoned cars, a quiet revolution is brewing. “Knit graffiti” is an international guerrilla movement that started underground and is now embraced by crochet and knitting artists of all ages, nationalities, and genders. Its practitioners create stunning works of art out of yarn, then “donate” them to public spaces as part of a covert plan for world yarn domination.

Graffiti knitting, yarnbombing or yarnstorming is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. While yarn installations may last for years, they are considered non permanent, and, unlike graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary.

While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing is almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.