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when inspiration finds you!

Happy First Annual Yarn Bombing Day! It was on was on June 11.Here is some first class bombing from Knitta Please – a collective of cozy artists. The bomb-site is Blanton  Art Museum at the University of Texas in Austin.

Meanwhile…back at home…

The story goes like this:  A flash of orange catches the eagle eye of one -Kate Austin.  The location: the VV, the Village de Valeur, or what some may call it, the plain old Value Village.  The eye-catcher: this orange-crushable blanket.  What was the poor girl to do but bring it home with her.  Oh the hearts went a fluttering for the orange crush blanket when it was shown around the Knit Cafe table.  The only question on everyones lips was how do you make it?
Talk and tinkering and the whirl of busy yarn and hook gave us the answer.  Here is the in-progress blanket in a fresh, new, colour-way and a slightly bulkier yarn. In this case the old faithful Cascade 220.  Iwona is well on her way to having the couch afghan she seeks.
Look for this project to soon have its place in amongst the other Knit Cafe patterns.  Thanks goes to Edie Kim with her ingenious tinkering and wise talk!  

Craftily yours Kristin

Big Apple Adventures

Sigh! I heart NY!
An inside-to-out photo from Purl Soho.  A pretty yarn store whose reputation precedes it.   Their blog, full of inspirational projects is called the Purl Bee.  It is a favorite go-to place to find free and fantastic patterns.  The online Purl store has glam-shots of yarn and is always on the cutting edge of what is new and current in the world of yarn.  That is soooooo New York!

I couldn’t resist buying some souvenirs.  Soon no doubt, you will see new projects and new yarns in the shop.  The fallout from this adventure.
For now you will have to make do with some more pics.  Continue reading for more! More NY art! more NY design! more NY colour! more NY gab!

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