A Home for an iPad

I was running to the car the other day after class, my husband right beside me.  We wanted to get home!  I had forgotten that I had put about half a cup of coffee in the bag where I kept my iPad.

Thank goodness it was a hard case!  Coffee everywhere!  Now my iPad case is covered in coffee stains and it stinks of stale brew.  I can’t use it.  It saved my iPad but I can’t use my case anymore.  It’s gross!

So I did what any self-respecting crochet-a-holic does.  I made my own case.

And here it is.


Using on HDC and DC, with SC up the two sides to close it up, I made myself a little bag for my iPad.  It’s not the cleanest.  It’s not the best.  But it’s plush because I used LionBrand Jiffy Thick & Quick yarn!  It worked up FAST!  I did the handles with DC during class.

I might have to get more thick yarn to make myself a little purse.  I’m loving this thing!


And so it begins.

Yesterday I was wondering if yarnbombing was legal in my area, so I called the campus cops.  The lady there transferred me to someone else in the police department.

They transferred me somewhere else.

He transferred me to the head of the grounds department where I was able to receive permission to yarnbomb temporarily.

So I get to make my little doodads and put them under trees and along the Hello Walk as long as I pick them up after a few hours.  So, at around 930 they’ll go down.  Around noon, they will be picked up again.

I’ll attach business cards in case any curious students want something that I’ve put up.

I also got permission from the National Security Garden people on campus to yarnbomb their soy planter box.  So there’s plans for that, too.

This little guy is the mushroom I made.  However, I can’t sell the things I make from the pattern.  Boo.  So now that I know how to make a mushroom (big and little), I can make up my own pattern so I can sell the little guys if someone wants one.

Hanging out in a tree.

He’s liking college. I gave him to a little boy who was more than excited to have his own mushroom from Mario!

So it was exciting to have a little boy so excited to have his very own Mario mushroom.  He knew what it was!  We had guest speakers for our class today and he was just sitting over there reading a book about Marvel Comics.  So I asked his mom (one of the speakers) if I could give him the mushroom.  She had no problems with it, so I did!  And he loved it.  Hooray!

She and her husband were the ones who gave me permission to make things to put amongst the soy plants there on campus.  I have ideas for some things to put in there!

I’ve never written up my own pattern, so we’ll see how it turns out.  I just have to count the stitches and stuff on my own and make sure I include the stitch count as well as the directions on how to do it.

Keep watching for a pattern or two!

Yarn-Bombing: is it illegal where I am?

I’m having a few issues about finding out whether or not yarn bombing is legal in my area. I saw that last December there was a group that went around yarn bombing trees to promote tree awareness.

Do I call the cops?  The campus?  I’ll probably call it yarn-storming because that has less of a negative connotation than yarn-bombing.  I tried to call the welcome center at the University, but they wanted to transfer me to the registrar.  I don’t know what the registrar would know about it.  It’s a little foggy about who to call.

I’m guessing the cops to see if it’s legal.  But I don’t want them coming down to my house looking for a yarn bomb.  All it is is yarn wrapped around stuff.  I’d planned on leaving yarn mushrooms and acorns and tiny safety cones all over campus rather than wrap trees.  I also wanted to put rainbow hats on the statues of the men around campus.  Just for fun.

The saga continues.

Yarn Bombing for School? Yes, PLEASE!

I’m taking a class about women’s studies.  We have to learn about the stuff you do in high school like women’s rights.  The other stuff is eco-feminism, which is where my prof has her concentration.  She’s a grad student.

One of the creative aspects of the final exam is something I’ve always wanted to try but never did because I was afraid I’d be arrested.


We have to make a zine for the midterm and the final.  For the creative part, you can do creative writing or art or … yarn bombing.  She even encourages crocheting during class.

How amazing is this?

So now I can work up some treble crochet or double crochet sweaters for some trees.  I can work up some colorful mushrooms to stick in the ground. 

All in the name of an A.