Yarn Bombed Deer!
January 12, 2012 by Vickie Howell
Since November, I’ve been DYING to share the project that the JoAnn Stores marketing team commissioned me to create. Well, I just got word that it’s finally ok to let the cat–or rather the deer–out of the bag. Meet my yarn bombed buck and fawn!
Some of you may remember me tweeting about learning how to use the Ultimate Sweater Machine
for a big project. This was it! After I hand crocheted the fawn, I knew I wouldn’t have time to do the same for the entire buck. Plus, I wanted knitting to be represented by the dynamic, deer duo–duh! My friend (and USM co-creator) Cari Clement, worked up the first 2 pieces for me which then inspired me to finally, take on the machine myself. I used a combination of hand and machine knitting to create the buck’s body.
This was a challenging project, but a lot of fun to work on. It’s really, the first time I’ve done anything like this. I’m also pretty happy that now when I get that inevitable question in interviews, “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever knit or crocheted?”, that I finally have an answer!
I’ve admittedly not been that into “yarn bombing” in the past, but now I’m hooked. I can’t wait to show you what I’ll be working on at the Crafts & Hobbies convention (CHA) later this month! In the meantime though, I’d love to hear about any objects– straight forward or strange– that you’ve covered in yarn!