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How to Have Fun As a Yarnbomber

21 Jan

How to have more fun as a yarnbomber? This is so obvious ,you must be thinking, yarnbombing being fun itself. Well this is very true,yet I still often forget to relax and have fun. So I will make a list.

1. Use your most exciting idea.

Director Betty of Gallery Route One wrote me and asked me if we could yarnbomb the 2 poles right in front of their gallery. Yes, I knew these poles, I had eyeballed them when we had yarnbombed a bannister in Pt. Reyes last fall. I instantly wanted to knit 2 very simple long brightly striped pieces for those 2 big poles. 2 poles right next to each other, how exciting. I pushed aside all my previous very important ideas.

2. Knit a lot. All the time.

I had been knitting kind of slowly on some ruffles. If you want to be really happy you must make art all the time. Hours and hours. Every day.

3.Use fabulous colors in great profusion.

I have cardboard boxes filled with  all the yarn I’ve spun , about 100 colors. I dumped them out on the floor, lined them up and rolled out  huge balls of colors. And then I knit, knit, knit. Ken Burns documentaries on baseball or The Civil War are good for knitting.

4. Be spontaneous.

5. Get in your car and drive somewhere exciting.

6. Don’t be a weenie.

I finished knitting these 2 exceedingly long pieces and wanted to put them up right away. But I didn’t want to have to drive an hour and a half out to Pt. Reyes. I tried to shoe horn my partner into driving me and The Russian, but shockingly he chose to go to work. So I told myself-go have FUN! Get in the car and drive ! Don’t be a weenie!

7.Enjoy the drive.

I really enjoyed the drive.

8.Appreciate weather, what ever it is.

It was sunny and balmy on the streets of PT. Reyes. And it was cold and windy on the corner as we sewed. It all feels good. I had to lend The Russian my angora beret. again.

9. Keep remembering to stop ,breath, look around and keep having fun.

10.Go to the Bovine bakery .

The navy bean and acorn squash soup is a good choice and get a peanut butter chocolate chip blondie for the ride home. The  harvest  moon was the best The Russian had ever seen.

They looked really good.

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