Yarn, and how we love it

A drive by from me – getting ready to go from Port Ludlow to Galiano Island for the Knit Social Retreat. (Then it’s home for a few days, then onto Minneapolis for Yarnover, and to teach at Fiber Fest. There’s room in those classes by the way – Yarnover is full, but the crew at StevenBe has room in the Knitting for Speed and Efficiency class, and in the Colour Theory class – they’re both fun.) In the meantime, allow me to entertain you with the amazing yarnbombings at the Resort this go around. The retreaters went above and beyond – and they’re totally charming.  Enjoy.

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80 thoughts on “Yarn, and how we love it

    • Must be easier with knitting because one can squish it together, jam it in the bottle, then use knitting needles to straighten it out. Can’t possible knit it in the bottle, can one?

  1. So lovely! It must be such a wonderful experience at these retreats, you can decorate with yarn, and it’s appreciated!

  2. Loving the photos. So wish I could attend your classes at StevenBe. Alas, children’s schedules get in the way again. (so frustrating when you are so close!)

  3. The knitted fire extinguishers made me laugh out loud! All the yarn bombing was fantastic, though – especially the duck’s hat. 🙂

  4. I love the fire extinguisher and the ship in a bottle. My grandfather always showed me ships that had been made to fit inside those (made out of wood and not yarn, and in a wine bottle) but they made me think of him. Thanks!

  5. Those pictures put a smile in my face! Thank you nice way to start the day. I’ll be waving at you across the straight enjoy Galiano Island!

  6. I know Port Ludlow leaves the yarn bombings up for a while, but is the one on the chandelier over the stairs from a few years back still there? I’m curious if that is one that they bothered to take down given the challenge of getting it down…

    Love the photos!

    • That one came down, but the story lives on. As in: “…one year, someone somehow bombed the chandelier… as fun as that is, please don’t risk your lives…”! 🙂

  7. The fire extinguisher would be cool for my firefighter husband. They are all terrific…but the extinguisher is just a little more terrific.

  8. …I particularly like those geese. Wish I could come to one of the events listed but money just is not there. Oh well. Maybe one day when money really does grow on trees…


  9. Oh, hahaha, I get the fire extinguisher! These are all stellar, but the hat on the (goose? duck?) is my favorite. I also wonder if that mysterious orb is still on the chandelier… And I fervently hope that someday I can come and see for myself!

  10. Ah, I miss Port Ludlow but the lure of the open waters was too strong. #thecatsheckledme #thegoosewassupportive #whereintheworldisbubblesludlow

  11. This year’s crop of yarn art is adorable! I want to bomb the campus I work on. It would be so much fun. We have some interesting outdoor art and if I could get an accomplice, it would be great fun.

  12. those are charming toys and creations. I also loved the tall had on the duck/goose – sweet endearing vignettes. they seemed out of fairy tales. thank you for sharing.

  13. There are patterns on Ravelry for the little cork guys and the mushrooms and trees. I want the pattern for the tiny kitties!

  14. The Yarn Bombing has crossed into the realm of public art! Real thought was put into these creations and I’m impressed!!

  15. I loved all of it but the picture of the little fire extinguisher on top of the fire extinguisher had me cracking up. Thanks Stephanie for the smile!

  16. My chunky Korknisse! The pattern came out too big in Malabrigo Merino Worsted for my wine corks, but they fit prosecco corks just fine. (I brought corks with me; I’ve made this size before)

    Lovely, lovely retreat. Thanks so much, Stephanie!

  17. Oh, they’re all wonderful, but those little kitties are just precious. I’m not usually all about the cats, but… heh!

  18. Just to let y’all know… I dropped by Port Ludlow this afternoon (4/18) because I was in the area, and some of the yarn bombs are still there. An octopus and a red banner on a topiary ship outdoors, the duck with the red hat, the mallard duck, one of the cork disguises, and one that Steph didn’t photograph. Maybe some others, but those are the ones I saw. Knitting lives!

  19. So sweet! I love that it is non-impact yarn-bombing; I always wonder about trees that get yarn-bombed, if anyone comes and takes it off before it impacts their growth. And the Port Ludlow yarn bombing is always so site-appropriate. Charming.

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