Thursday, November 11, 2010

October Rewind (in a nutshell)

As alot of you know I went down to Oregon for a maybe 2 week trip to see family around the end of September. Which as some of you know became a MONTH long trip. :)

But I had fun, got to be with family,

 got to be on the radio, yarn bombed a steam engine, played with peoples pets,

Got crafty,

Explored, found a weird building in a graveyard. Put a bet down on what the building was and lost.
(its a restroom not a pump shed)

Scared a love one by daring her to look in the pot.

And just all around madness that comes from having around xD

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Got the train :) I've talked about this on Facebook but for everyone that wanted to see more pics. Here they are.
And for the readers that don't know what I'm talking about.

Theres an old steam engine in Avery Park, you have to love a town were this is their idea of child's jungle gym.

The girl helping me out is my niece, who was willing to do the climbing for me. We went out for a walk the day before my radio appearance on Knit Happens. We hit a bus stop, and went on to the park. Yes it was my idea but in my defense I didnt remember it being that far away! XD

Had a lot of fun :) wonder if their still up.

With randomness and yarn,

Yarnbomb Genny

Monday, October 4, 2010

Project: How to make a huge pompom.

I've made a huge pompom for a tag I'm getting ready to do. And I thought I would share how to do it just in case you ever need to make a HUGE pompom. :)

(massive pompom over a foot wide)

1. Get your stuff. In order to make this your going to need a flat box (like the one shown), chair back or something you can wrap the yarn around. And a lot of yarn, you can do this with one strand of yarn, but I can't see that ending well. I used 3 white, 1 purple, 1 black (and later added 1 green).Even with 6 things of yarn it took a wile but its worth it I think. :) (BTW needless to say, measure your box across were your going to be wrapping this will be about how wide it's going to be. Be warned the bigger, the more time your stuck wrapping. Just saying...) And heavy duty scissors.

2. Pull yarn from the center of the skein, which helps keep the skeins and keeps the chances of tangles down some. Hold your strands on your box (or whatever) until you have wrapped over them so much they no longer move. 

3. Keep wrapping until you got it as big as you feel need it.

3.When you get it to the size you need (remember too big is better then too small). Cut your yarn. Then cut two pieces of yarn. Slide your hand between the box (board, chair back, etc.) take a strand of yarn pull it threw and then take both ends and tie them a few good times. Repeat this on other side. This is to keep your pompom from falling apart when your sliding it off your box (or whatever).

5. Remove yarn from box (etc). This is about the time you can start to marvel at how much yarn is in this thing. Anyway, Take more yarn and tie it around the middle about were the other ties were made. If you chose to keep them long so that you can tie them to something make sure you mark them somehow.
WARNING!: TIE it well!!! Tie it like your house will fall around you if you don't have this chunk of yarn tied down! Anyone who has made small pompoms can tell you what happens when you make slipknot on a pompom. POOF!!! And with a normal one, they send 100's if not 1000's of little bits of yarn everywhere when they fall apart. think what a 2 lb + will do!

6. After making sure you got everything the way you want it. Grab your scissors and start on one side and start cutting loops. Your now 1/2 way there. Feel free to wear it as a hat before you get to work on the other side.

 7. enjoy. you can cut the sides down and make it more round if you like or leave it shaggy (like mine) which makes it look like a possessed fry kid from McDonald's. 

With randomness and Yarn,
YB Genny

Friday, October 1, 2010

One of the things I've found fun about Yarn Graffiti, Is making up labels.

Heres the one thats going on the next few tags. Alot of times I will have two tags, one with my name and one telling people what they are looking at. Trying out maybe mixing them together.

YB Genny quote

"You know the thing i like about crochet and knitting is the alchemy part of it.

You take string & take stick or sticks.
Then you make a goat.

like come on how is that not alchemy
~Y.B. Genny"

Sunday, September 26, 2010

On to Oregon!

Desided to go on a trip down to oregon to be apart of my mom's birthday.
I also desided to see if I could get away with comming down without her knowing.

How did it go? Well didnt giver her a heart attack ^-^; but got away with it, she had no idea. :)

Desided to come down by train (which means 2:45am take off).

Love Love Love to ride the train.

Full moon lit all the round clouds and the hill sides and farms glowed with moon light. It was a lovly trip down.
Something I learned around 5am is that I can knit, drop a stich, pick it up, count and move on. In almost complete darkness and with need be, by cell light (held under my chin).

By mornings first light the Gorge was just awesome. ---> took some pics with my new cell phone.

Into the hill, pass the grasslands, to the gorge, on to portland then down the valley. Got here safe and sound. Now, on to my mothers birthday and a steam engine to yarn storm. :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dino Leg Parking Meter Tag :)

I taged this out side of Merlins who, with their neighboring stores, are throwing a street fair and i desided to dressup one of the parking meters.

p.s. i asked first ^^ thank you guys for saying yes haha!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Flowers update

I desided to play with the flower idea. I'm going to make pompoms and use them like flowers. 
After playing with it the fact that they look like Horton's puff hit me.

I hope to start planting them tonight. :) hope to have pics. If anyone would like to come let me know :)


 Found this parking meter on

I so want to make this! I guess its in Vancouver’s Chinatown.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Flowers tags

I've desided to make crochet flowers and stick them into gardens. They will look a little the ones in the pics here, ^-^ i'll post them when i get them done. Send me aline if you would like to help me spread them :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Love this site :P

you can use the tools on this site to make your own graffiti looking tags!

Operation Sky Art

It hit me that there was a way to take yarnbombing to the skys.

Take a balloon, crochet/knit something small, make a tag. Attached them all together and let go.

So "Operation Sky Art" was born. 

Got 5 balloons (3 lime, 1 amethyst and 1 magenta), made a bunch of crochet flowers, printed up some tags that had my tag name and explaned what was going on. And asked if found to let me know by email or facebook.

I don't know if i'll hear anything back but still I had fun and I love the whimsy of it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The joy of hitting door knobs.

^-^ i've found a hidden joy.

Crocheting a random tag, then leaving it on a friends door knob.
The funny thing they always seem to know who did it xD

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Yes!!! It is BORN!!!!!!

Greetings, YarnBomb Genny here,

    First post on new blog, smell that new blog smell. Ah, smells good.