‘Have you ever yarnbombed your home ? ” The magazine editor asked ” I’m really interested in interior design “
This was a very interesting idea to me and also very funny. Yarnbombing my home ! My home had been bombed with yarn completely in just the terrorist mess way , there is yarn and knitting everywhere. Not in a home decor sort of way.
I like it when some one else gives me some structure so I decided to yarnbomb some furniture . I didn’t want to yarnbomb a whole room , my work is to colorful and I need my home to be a still calm place . But I thought it would be beautiful to see knitting on a small complex stool . Actually I thought it would be fine to yarnbomb 100 of them but perhaps start with one . I bought 2 stools from Wal Mart and sat down and waited for them to be shipped .
I got tired of waiting and decided to yarnbomb a stool I had already . When you have a new idea and you are excited it’s important to start right away and use that excitement as fuel . I had to knit many tiny fussy strips and measure constantly. It took a really long time . I talked to myself in an encouraging way-
” This is just the first one, it’s ok to mess up “
“You learning something new, that is a slow thing “
” You are going to get to keep this, it’s ok that it’s taking your time – time is converting into art “
After 2 weeks the stools arrived at Wal Mart and I went to get them . That was scary , my heavens . However the stools were amazingly good. I started sewing up my knitting . Learning , learning.
When I finished I had looked at it for so long that I couldn’t see it anymore. I took many pictures and liked the knitting best outdoors. More yarnbomby .
I’m fascinated , perplexed, anxious and pleased about this yarnbomb. Hmmm 99 more to do.