Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2012

Yarn Along - Knitted Landscapes

Knitting and reading - my favorite things to complete a perfect day. So I am joing Ginny for Yarn Along today to share my passion with you. Come and join in if you like!


Last week I had around five lucky minutes at the liberary. One of my favourite founds was this inspiring read about Yarn Bombing. I posted some yarn bombing pictures that I had found in Colognes streets a while back and I always feel lucky when I find another piece somewhere in the streets. It hadn' really crossed my mind though to create my own piece of knitted streetart. Not until I picked up that book. But the chapter that inspired me most was the one about knitted landscapes by two dutch artists . That's what I feel like I want to try myself. I have been in love with the land art by Andy Goldsworthy for a long time now. Adding knitting to a landscape just seems to make sence for me.


And what better use could there be for all those small amounts of experimentally colored handspun yarn that I have, than transforming it into knitted land art? So far I only knitted up one simple square and sewed it around a stone I had at home.  It was funny, how that knitted square fitted around that unusal shaped stone very smoothly.



I can think of a great spot for my knitted stone, but I didn't manage to go there yet. Next time we'll spend at the shores of our river I will take it along and place it in the landscape. Hopefully this weekend the weather will be ok as we want to go and celebrate St. John's  and a little belated Solsitice with a bonfire on Sunday. I know, Solstice is today, but it is raining badly around here and I have to work late so we postphoned it to the weekend. But, of course happy Solstice to all of you! I hope we will at least see a little bit of the sun today at one point...



Kommentare:

  1. My mother, daughter and I spotted some yarn bombing around parking meters and tree branches about a month ago (of course, it was right outside a yarn store so maybe the owner did it?). Anyway, I was thinking that it does take some dedication to do - knitting part of the piece beforehand would be easy, but attaching it to the intended public piece (while no one is looking) might be tricky. I like the idea though!

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    1. That's another reason why I prefer the landscape thing I guess. I can just place the stone anywhere real fast....

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  2. It makes me think of the book Extra Yarn, I love it! But I am too stingy with my yarn, even the scraps. (Oh boy, that could translate to ungenerous! but you know what I mean. That could have been a baby sock. Not that I need one now!) I would not mind seeing it, Austin is the right kind of a town for that. Happy Solstice!

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  3. What a fabulous idea, I'd love to come across a little knitted landscape surprise on a walk!

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  4. You have convinced me gesche, I am going to do this too. I've thought about it, and seen it (here and in NYC) but till now didn't think how lovely it might be for someone else to find, a surprise!
    I'm glad you were able to have a little time for yourself in the library, so necessary for the soul. And I hope your weather is nice for the weekend. Happy solstice!

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    1. You are? That is so great! I can't wait to see some of your knitted street art, if you will show us ;-)

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