Monday, January 31, 2011

Because of You.

I just wanted to extend an extra thank you out there for all the yarn donations that have been sitting on my desk at work. We have been lucky enough to receive all different colors, fibers, and weights! These are really going to help us get through the season (and then some).

I'm having some difficulty uploading images at this time, so stay tuned.

Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday at Real Art Ways 7pm. We should be getting more snow. Ugh!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

a little something extra

You may notice that ads have been added to our website. Rest assured that all proceeds from placing these ads on our blog will go to supplies such as business cards, yarn, and other tagging utilities.

and a little bomb went up by Arch St. Tavern tonight....

Monday, January 24, 2011

The more you know....

Did you know:
Our most popular blog post was from July 2010
We have had 2,250 blog views
 Most of our viewers are Mac users that run on Safari
We even have some Linux and iPad users!
According to these numbers, most people view our page via Facebook
We have had readers from Russia, Canada,  Netherlands, China, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, and France!!

BUT - we never get comments

We meet tomorrow (Tuesday) night. Shoot us a comment for the location.

Valentine's Day is coming.... keep an eye out at Elizabeth Park

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lost in Translation

I miss you guys! Let's try to meet this week, 7pm @ Real Art Ways. If we're snowed out AGAIN, I'll just lose it.

I haven't had any time to work on bombs because it seems like every time I finish a hat, someone asks for another. I want to do something big for Valentines Day. I'd like to get a chain link fence... mmm.

I stumbled upon this little gem here. Beware the text: if you use Google to translate, it's all Engrish.
In his first public communication campaign, the brand Golden Hook saw the big picture. Before describing the mechanics of the operation, it seems to me important to present this beautiful brand that has developed around a strong concept and new: fully customizable sell caps knitted by grannies in retirement.
To promote its range of scarves, the brand offers a Parisian treasure hunt, and every day, a statue is seen dressed in a scarf, clues are scattered through the accounts Facebook and Twitter Golden Hook, and the first on places leaves with the product at the claw of gold.
A mechanical advertising-used many times - and very recently for the series The Cape in New York - but perfectly functional. What makes this particularly remarkable speech-making is its coupling with a media plan in view. The visual of the campaign has a QR code - once flashed - access to an index.

A friend in need is a friend indeed. The lovely ladies over at have a casting call on knitted & crocheted cherry blossoms.
Help Mandy and I yarn bomb a historic landmark and raise awareness for Joy Kogawa House!
Joy Kogawa, one of Canada’s most beloved writers, lived in the house as a child until her family was forced into the Japanese internment camps that Canada erected during the Second World War. During this time, her family lost their belongings and the house. After the expropriation, Joy used the house and her cherry tree in her fiction which has a central place within Canadian literature. The house was recently saved as a heritage site and will serve as a residency for writers.
We’ve worked with the gardener at Joy Kogawa House to ensure that it is safe to bomb Joy’s historic cherry tree during the winter. The fuzzy community creation will stay up until early spring, and then be cut away so that it can blossom naturally. We’d love for you to join us or to mail in some cherry blossoms to add to the tree!
 Let's help out and see how many flowers we can all knock out in a meeting!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Only The Best!

When my crocheted soaps took the season by storm, I only wanted to make them even better. But how do I do that? Here's now:

Hand spun wool from local farms
Organic Vegetable Shortening
Organic Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil, high in antioxidants
Pure Cocoa Butter: Not tested on animals, no fillers, preservatives, additives or artificial colors.  No solvents are used during extraction. This product is guaranteed to be 100% Natural.  Hexane-Free.
Unrefined Virgin Coconut oil: Sales benefit non-profit supporting the Dogomba Women's Collective in Tamale, Ghana
Herbs from my own garden

Palm Free!
No animal ingredients! Well.... unless you count the wool!

Coming soon....

Just my luck!

We're about to be hit with a huge storm and are preparing to stay inside. One problem - the cat's in heat. Yikes!

We may have to cancel our meeting this week to heavy snowfall. Stay tuned.


Seen On The Streets Of Ponte A Poppi, in Casentino (near Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy)


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

That's Bull...

Happy New Year, all!

I had seen the end result of Olek's newest piece, the Wall Street Bull, and thought it was amazing. I gotta get crackin'...

I did not know that there is a video of her mounting it! Even more bad-ass!

Check this puppy out!

Makes me think about reassessing some statues around here!

See ya tonight!

Today is an important day.

Today is the day that Dan Malloy gets sworn into office. A pretty exciting day for a state that hasn't seen a democratic governor in two decades. I worked extensively on this campaign. ("Extensively" basically means that I canvassed New Haven, New Britain, and Hartford, working every day for the entirety of the month of October)

I made this tag to commemorate all the time we spent hitting the pavement...look for it as you go down Capitol Avenue. Look for some other tags down broad, too.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Old Lang Skein

Happy New Year!

To ring in 2011, we have been invited to visit the Hartford Denim Company!
Hot, right? When we meet we can decide on which day to take that trip. When are we meeting? This Wednesday, 7pm at Real Art Ways. Bring soaps and wool if you'd like to felt! Wool yarn works, too.

See ya then!