Yarnbomb complete.
Two separate police officers stopped and said they’d had a report of someone stealing a stop sign, and were much amused when they realized what was actually going on.  Neither tried to stop us.
The idea came from stopsignflower.com The stem is 88” long, knitted 14 stitches wide on 12mm needles for a width of about 9”.  The leaves are this pattern on 12mm needles, but increased by 50% throughout for a 12 stitch cast on instead of 8 stitch.  Thick floral wire was run through the edges of the leaves.  The ends of the wire run through holes in the stop sign pole secured the leaves to the pole.  Yarn ties helped support the leaves.  Because they were blowing around in the wind, a broken wire clothes hanger run through the back edge helps keep them stationary.  This project took about two hours to install, largely due to engineering challenges in keeping the leaves looking good.
I was inspired to put this up as part of Yard Art Day, but I’m thinking I’ll see how long it stays up before someone takes it down.  Once the leaves went on and people realized nobody was stealing the sign, there were a lot of “thumbs up” flashed. Yarnbomb complete.
Two separate police officers stopped and said they’d had a report of someone stealing a stop sign, and were much amused when they realized what was actually going on.  Neither tried to stop us.
The idea came from stopsignflower.com The stem is 88” long, knitted 14 stitches wide on 12mm needles for a width of about 9”.  The leaves are this pattern on 12mm needles, but increased by 50% throughout for a 12 stitch cast on instead of 8 stitch.  Thick floral wire was run through the edges of the leaves.  The ends of the wire run through holes in the stop sign pole secured the leaves to the pole.  Yarn ties helped support the leaves.  Because they were blowing around in the wind, a broken wire clothes hanger run through the back edge helps keep them stationary.  This project took about two hours to install, largely due to engineering challenges in keeping the leaves looking good.
I was inspired to put this up as part of Yard Art Day, but I’m thinking I’ll see how long it stays up before someone takes it down.  Once the leaves went on and people realized nobody was stealing the sign, there were a lot of “thumbs up” flashed.

Yarnbomb complete.

Two separate police officers stopped and said they’d had a report of someone stealing a stop sign, and were much amused when they realized what was actually going on.  Neither tried to stop us.

The idea came from stopsignflower.com The stem is 88” long, knitted 14 stitches wide on 12mm needles for a width of about 9”.  The leaves are this pattern on 12mm needles, but increased by 50% throughout for a 12 stitch cast on instead of 8 stitch.  Thick floral wire was run through the edges of the leaves.  The ends of the wire run through holes in the stop sign pole secured the leaves to the pole.  Yarn ties helped support the leaves.  Because they were blowing around in the wind, a broken wire clothes hanger run through the back edge helps keep them stationary.  This project took about two hours to install, largely due to engineering challenges in keeping the leaves looking good.

I was inspired to put this up as part of Yard Art Day, but I’m thinking I’ll see how long it stays up before someone takes it down.  Once the leaves went on and people realized nobody was stealing the sign, there were a lot of “thumbs up” flashed.

I was gonna knit a stop sign flower for our local yard art day tomorrow.  I made the stem and the first leaf, then realized I was 15grams short for the second one.  Went out and got more yarn, and now I’m not sure I have the energy to knit a second stem and set of leaves (I don’t have the same kind of yarn used for the existing stem and leaf and I’m not putting it up with one mismatched leaf).

I’m not sure what’s going to win - lethargy or determination.

covers-and-posters:

Soylent Green

Just eight more years.

thefrogman:

Bat’leth by Kimberly Gintar [ravelry]
[h/t: queerknitter]

Madly hits “add to queue.”

thefrogman:

Bat’leth by Kimberly Gintar [ravelry]

[h/t: queerknitter]

Madly hits “add to queue.”

Resistance is futile.  Your left boob will be assimilated.

Resistance is futile.  Your left boob will be assimilated.

I put my half-done ribbed sweater on a lifeline and tried it on.

It is not flattering.

Sigh.

I haven’t posted much recently.  I started drugs for depression, a medication I was on about a decade ago that was effective.  I’m generally very sensitive to medications, so I’m on a half dose, as I was before.

While it does seem to be working in the sense that I am not hitting the lows that I had been, it has the unfortunate side effect of making me feel at every single moment, including this one right… NOW… that the thing I want most in the world is to drop to the floor and fall asleep.  It’s a similar side effect to what I experienced last time I was on this medication.  However, I’m a decade older than the last time I took it, and this time around it seems to be hitting me harder.

And yet, it still feels like a good trade.

Nonetheless, I’m going back to the doctor and see if there’s anything we can do to maybe iron this out.  The whole point is to help me be more  able to handle things (specifically kid-related challenges) and if I’m constantly wiped out that’s not an ideal result.


Enver Gjokaj joins ABC’s Agent Carter. The actor will play Agent Daniel Sousa, "a true war hero who has risked his life many times – resulting once in a crippling leg injury". So, I’m guessing the cop he played in The Avengers is, what, the grandson? 

YES!

Enver Gjokaj joins ABC’s Agent Carter. The actor will play Agent Daniel Sousa, "a true war hero who has risked his life many times – resulting once in a crippling leg injury". So, I’m guessing the cop he played in The Avengers is, what, the grandson? 

YES!

(Source: entertainingtheidea)

typhoidmeri:

kbdownie:

typhoidmeri:

Finished Kate Bishop (at the circus) Hawkeye art doll. Her buttons are all vintage and so is the bit of cog and clock hand on her. The ‘arrows’ in her hair are artisan glass headpins made by a very talented friend. Love, and tears went into making her and I feel Kate would say a big eff you to depression for me.

This is amazing.
typhoidmeri
is so talented in so many ways!

Aw, you are far too kind, kbdownie . 

Holy moly, that’s gorgeous. typhoidmeri:

kbdownie:

typhoidmeri:

Finished Kate Bishop (at the circus) Hawkeye art doll. Her buttons are all vintage and so is the bit of cog and clock hand on her. The ‘arrows’ in her hair are artisan glass headpins made by a very talented friend. Love, and tears went into making her and I feel Kate would say a big eff you to depression for me.

This is amazing.
typhoidmeri
is so talented in so many ways!

Aw, you are far too kind, kbdownie . 

Holy moly, that’s gorgeous.

typhoidmeri:

kbdownie:

typhoidmeri:

Finished Kate Bishop (at the circus) Hawkeye art doll. Her buttons are all vintage and so is the bit of cog and clock hand on her. The ‘arrows’ in her hair are artisan glass headpins made by a very talented friend. Love, and tears went into making her and I feel Kate would say a big eff you to depression for me.

This is amazing.
typhoidmeri
is so talented in so many ways!

Aw, you are far too kind, kbdownie

Holy moly, that’s gorgeous.

markruffalo:

Getting cleaned up by @kyleeheathHair for the @PrimetimeEmmys tonight. Fingers crossed.

Good luck, Mark!