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knitsforlife @thedappertoad at the sewing machine. Classic cat lady. 5d

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knitsforlife Last one at my @Joann_stores where we get most of our #yarnbombing yarn. 1w

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knitsforlife Another one up at Flax, where creative people in San Mateo shop. 2w

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knitsforlife I'm still having a million feelings about #CharlieHebdo, but my sadness over terrorism everywhere and my solidarity with provocative art haven't dissipated. I believe art should be as diverse as people, including the inspiring and the offensive. I don't know how fundamentalists of all kinds will manage to live together with liberals in a globalized society. I believe most people are good. I believe yarnbombing matters, and in my studio that's one thing I can not just think but also do. 2w

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knitsforlife Screen shot it and get to work! #CrochetACrocus for @NaomiRAG's next #yarnbomb: a field of crocus flowers on an East Harlem fence. She'll surround her own enormous crocus masterpiece with all our hand-sized contributions. Thanks @causticwear for the easy #crochet pattern, abbreviated by me to fit here. Contact Naomi for the mailing address and the detailed crochet pattern. Deadline is Feb 9. I'm so excited to see this beautiful project come to life! (Abbreviations are US sts; dtc means double triple crochet, i.e. yarn over thrice.) 2w

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knitsforlife #CrochetACrocus for @NaomiRAG's next #yarnbomb: a field of crocus flowers on an East Harlem fence. She'll surround her own enormous crocus masterpiece with all our hand-sized contributions. See my next post for the #crochet pattern. Contact Naomi for the mailing address. Deadline is Feb 9. I'm so excited to see this beautiful project come to life! 2w

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knitsforlife @thedappertoad and I put a little silly on @gtp17's and @sfvintagecycle's new stroller route in Alameda yesterday. The toenails are reflective yarn from @yarnspirations_xo so they should be fun at night. 2w

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knitsforlife I love when Google Street View captures our yarnbombs. Right now you can see all 30 of our joyous 2013 xmas trees lining downtown San Mateo's 3rd Ave on Street View. 3w

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knitsforlife Belated xmas prezzie going out to my girl @hanasaurusrex! 3w
  •   hanasaurusrex @knitsforlife I loooove you too babycakes!!! miss yer face!! 3w
  •   knitosophy Made me think of your Rex! @emilywplumlee 3w
  •   emilywplumlee @knitosophy well I know what I'm making him for next Christmas! 3w
  •   sourpussknits Badass! I wanna see it in person girl, so can inspect! @hanasaurusrex 2w
  •   knitsforlife Oh god don't look too closely @sourpussknits. It is totally hacked and I made a huge mistake on the decreases which I gave up on after half an hour. Plus I forgot to set the rib to a higher tension so it looks like a beret. The list goes on!! At least I confessed it to @hanasaurusrex! And the back... Ugh my machine makes annoying loops and on and on. We just like to play with colorwork designs as you know. I don't have the patience for careful machine knitting like you! 2w
  •   sourpussknits Whatever dude, it looks awesome! I meant it like "how'd she do it!" I'm good at sticking with what I know, new things are . Is it intarsia, never tried that before. 2w
  •   knitsforlife Exposé @sourpussknits! I google imaged for old English lettering charts, charted it on knitting graph paper, then hand-manipulated the stitches for each row. Since it was too wide for a punchcard. Had to triple check each row but otherwise not too bad. I can send you the alphabet if ya like. 2w
  •   hanasaurusrex @knitsforlife I'm gonna love it and all it's perfectness ;D 2w

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knitsforlife Driving to the airport with @thedappertoad to pick up @belinda329 while we should be working. 3w

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knitsforlife Get your yarnbomb and grub on at @seedandsalt in SF's Marina dist. As @fuming_guerilla said, go for the yarn, stay for the food! Deets on the blog--link in profile. 3w

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knitsforlife People couldn't keep their loving paws off our neons & neutrals now up at @seedandsalt in SF's Marina on Chestnut. Check it out on the blog--link in profile. 3w

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knitsforlife Always the best way to spend a day. 3w

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knitsforlife Ever wanted to a step by step of how we do it? You can finally read all about our @oldnavy bumper cars #yarnbomb in NY over on my blog (link in profile), plus see more of @thedappertoad's sweet pix. I'll refrain from spamming your feeds here but had to post a couple of my faves! 2mon

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knitsforlife Ever wanted to a step by step of how we do it? You can finally read all about our @oldnavy bumper cars #yarnbomb in NY over on my blog (link in profile), plus see more of @thedappertoad's sweet pix. I'll refrain from spamming your feeds here but had to post a couple of my faves! 2mon

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knitsforlife @thedappertoad and I are happy to finally show you our finished bumper car #yarnbomb at @oldnavy's NY flagship store on 34 St. We used about 1/4 as much yarn as on the truck ("only" 3 miles of @yarnspirations_xo One Pound yarn), but they took just as long to install. I particularly love the exposed chrome fins and the pom poms topping the poles. them out til January! 2mon

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knitsforlife Come hang out w us in NY this Fri night 7-10pm @ Revival Bar, 129 E 15th St! Looking at you, @thedappertoad @alannabean @sameshit @naomirag @londonkayecrochet @saladmoneysmixedgreens and you and you and YOU!! 2mon

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knitsforlife Seaming and touching up the NY @oldnavy #yarnbomb at the hotel before another night of installing. The incredible bit about this second project is that we did it all without getting to see the things we're yarnbombing in person! Just lots of diagrams with our requested measurements and all our fingers and toes crossed. 2mon

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knitsforlife These @oldnavy #yarnbomb installations are teaching us all kinds of courage. 2mon

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knitsforlife Close up! @thedappertoad and I just finished this 9x8 foot string art installation at Seed + Salt, a new restaurant on Chestnut in the Marina district of San Francisco. It took over 1,500 tiny nails and now we're both pleased and pooped! 2mon

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