How good is this?!
A slideshow of an exceptionally good Olympic-themed Yarnbomb in the UK.
More info about the Mystery Knitter responsible for this masterpiece in an article from the Ottawa Citizen.
Less mysterious, but just as wonderful: an elementary school in Fairbanks, Alaska yarnbombed the railings outside their school for an art project. Teacher Paula Brink-Hart has been incorporating knitting into her classes for years, and inspired by a student’s presentation about a local yarnbombing, she decided to create an outdoor installation for the school. A group of fourth, fifth and sixth graders created a cozy for the 128ft railing outside the school.
"You are my sunshine"
Beautiful yarn for a very good cause. Three Irish Girls have released a limited edition colorway “You Are My Sunshine” in honor of a customer and friend who lost her baby. In their words, the colorway “symbolizes the storm of emotions felt by families who are impacted by the loss of a baby, with deep grays, violets, greens, and browns that are chased with glimpses of sunshine and the return of bluer skies.”
It will be available only until March 15th, so shop soon! 20% of the sales price will be donated to Share, a not-for-profit organization that provides support and resources to families who have lost a baby.
Oh no! Not the bees!
On the nerd’s favorite blog, BoingBoing, an entry about a knitter who had to make 50 life-sized bees as part of a commission for an art gallery. Click through to her blog for more amazing photos.
(Please forgive the terrible Nicholas Cage quote; I couldn’t resist.)
Great to see the news of the “Beans for Brains” scholarship spreading through the “regular” media. Every year, yarn retailer Jimmy Beans offers a scholarship to young crafters for post-secondary study. Five awards of $2,250 are available for students across the US, provided by Jimmy Beans and other generous sponsors. More information on the program and how to apply here.