Since November, I’ve been DYING to share the project that the JoAnn Stores marketing team commissioned me to create. Well, I just got word that it’s finally ok to let the cat–or rather the deer–out of the bag. Meet my yarn bombed buck and fawn!
Sheep(ish) fawn. Crocheted in colors: Taupe(is), White(ish) & Pink(ish)
Crocheted flower made with Simply Soft Paints & Sheep(ish).
Sheep(ish) buck. Knitted (by both hand and using the Ultimate Sweater Machine) and crocheted.
Crocheted snowflake (pattern from Robyn Chachula’s Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia), made in color: Robin’s Egg(ish).
Finished deer, hanging out in our back yard.
Some of you may remember me tweeting about learning how to use the Ultimate Sweater Machine for a big project. This was it! After I hand crocheted the fawn, I knew I wouldn’t have time to do the same for the entire buck. Plus, I wanted knitting to be represented by the dynamic, deer duo–duh! My friend (and USM co-creator) Cari Clement, worked up the first 2 pieces for me which then inspired me to finally, take on the machine myself. I used a combination of hand and machine knitting to create the buck’s body.
This was a challenging project, but a lot of fun to work on. It’s really, the first time I’ve done anything like this. I’m also pretty happy that now when I get that inevitable question in interviews, “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever knit or crocheted?”, that I finally have an answer!
I’ve admittedly not been that into “yarn bombing” in the past, but now I’m hooked. I can’t wait to show you what I’ll be working on at the Crafts & Hobbies convention (CHA) later this month! In the meantime though, I’d love to hear about any objects– straight forward or strange– that you’ve covered in yarn!
Have you met her? This is final shade of VH Montoya Merino, Sputnik Spruce, and she’s practically perfect in every way. Hand-dyed by the amazing @spunrightround I could not love this non-traditional, holiday palette more!
Get this limited edition run of Sputnik Spruce in the YarnYAY! December box. Now available at YarnYAY.com (link in bio)!
Ok, reposting the December Unboxing, because it looks like I chose the wrong posting option last time, so only 90 seconds came through. The vid’s 7 minutes, so hopefully this time it works! (It’s posted in full on my Facebook page, YouTube, and YarnYAY.com, too.) Thanks for your patience!...