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!
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