I have too much yarn. I can't help it. My problem is that I buy yarn and tell myself I'll think of a project to use it. However...that rarely happens. I have a large stearlite box that is overflowing with my yarn stash...
SO! I decided to knit bomb with some of the stuff I will probably never use. I have a premade bomb that I'll be using soon, too. It was supposed to be a scarf, but it's utterly wretched and silly and changes widths because I made it before I knew anything about gauge. Aaaanyways...
Knitfitti: A Formula
- leftover yarns (any yarns, really, so long as they didn't cost more than 7 dollars a skein. Goodwill has lots of crappy yarn...)
- Needles, fairly large. I used 15's
- Zip ties
- warm clothing
Find something you would like to bomb. I originally thought I would use a street sign that looked chilly, so I measured it (9" x 42") and figured out how many stitches I would need to make that 9". I used 25 to begin with because my first yarn was a bulky weight.
Knit. For a long time. While watching something good.
When I changed to my worsted weight, I added five stitches and doubled the yarn up (which used more of it). GOODBYE Ugly orange yarn I used for a Jayne hat a year ago!
I got bored of just stockinette stitch, so I threw in a cable here and there. And an owl. :)
Make a tag! Unless, of course, you would rather remain anonymous... I just wrote my blog address on a piece of paper and ironed it between a few layers of a clear plastic bag so it wouldn't shrivel when it starts raining again. I should have taken a pic of that, too, but I forgot.
When finished, wait til it stops raining/snowing (if you're in Seattle, that's basically never). Dress warmly (season-dependent) and go out late. I just got back and it's 12:30, so I think I left around midnight. At first I thought I would attach my -fitti with a zip tie at each end and one in the middle and then crochet the rest together, but that seemed like it would take forever...so I just threw a zip tie on every few inches. Sadly the only length of zip ties I had on hand were 10', so I had a lot of tails to cut off... :( Must invest in shorter ones that won't be quite as wasted.
Adjust your bomb so it faces the way you want, take a quick picture, then walk away as though nothing happened!