Yarnbomb project connecting Boston and the world

My Chicago Yarnbomb
My Chicago Yarnbomb

I love a good yarnbomb project. Thanks to @cupcakefaerie I found the story on PRI about The Joining Project. A collaborative yarnbombing of the bridge connecting Cambridge with the city of Boston.

Listen to the story

Here’s a couple of the wonderful images of the project:

The Joining Project


The joining project

Go view the rest or even contribute to its growth.





Inside knit night, knits in the movies, and kniterly gift giving

knit night at the beer garden

This week our knitting group met at the beer garden where the pretzels are bigger than our heads. Other than being infamous, our beer garden has surprisingly excellent lighting and nice long tables for us to share.

Leslie showed off her cozy cushy color block bias wrap. I am in love with the soft and light feel of the Classic Elite MountainTop Chalet and on size 13 needles, Leslie said it flew.

pink color block

I have not yet seen “Catching Fire,” but the cowl-ish thing Katniss wears is making knitters swoon.

Katniss cowl

Over at LollyKnits, —- has kindly created her version and made it available for free! You can get it from ravelry here.

She’s got that fierce look down, doesn’t she.

You probably know, but in case you don’t the Yarn Harlot is doing her gift guide for knitters again this year. Always a great place to discover new and cool things for knitters.

Link Love: Knitterly projects, Disneyland, and Remembering an Old Friend

For Link Love this week Diane at Crafty Pod has tasked us with going through our archives and finding our popular posts.


Wee pumpkin pattern – Harvest and Halloween fun in a simple little pattern. And a peek for things to come. I plan to go all out on Halloween this year.


cheater's posole

Cheater’s Posole Recipe – Comfort food in our house can be easy. This one didn’t get a lot of comments, but it got a ton of views thanks to its acceptance to the foodgawker website.


Adrian at Monster's inc

The details inside the Happiest Place on Earth – This was my nephew’s first trip. He’s an old pro now and I’m feeling the urge to visit Disneyland again.



Knitters were thrilled that we were ahead of the game with the popular cowl patterns. Now we’re doubling and tripling them up and calling them “infinity scarves.”


Handknit hand-dyed hat

I started to cry when I saw that this was one of my popular posts. I’m so grateful to have this picture of me and my wonderful friend’s dog “Boo.” She was my introduction to Australian Cattle Dogs and wicked smart. Although blind, she would gently herd us when we went for a walk. Always keeping count of her people. Boo has since passed away and will always have a special place in my heart.