Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Big Rocket Yarn Bomb

The rocket yarn-bomb has been installed and is up for your viewing pleasure at the Maker Faire NYC in Queens.  Fiber artist Robyn Love and Lion Brand collaborated with a bunch of knitters and crocheters to make about 300 12"x12" colorful squares to cover the bottom of one of these rockets which are on permanent display at the New York Hall of Science. (If you are wondering "what the heck is a rocket yarn bomb?" you can read my earlier posts here.)


The knit graffiti looks really cool.


I made 7 squares (+ 2 from friends) and you can see them going down in the column with the arrow pointing to it here....


Creators of the fiber squares and visitors at the Faire are being asked to write messages to the universe and attach them to the squares.  I already had 2 messages on my squares and got The Hub to write one while we were there.



I think it's safe to say there is an abundance of yarn on the boosters of this rocket.   There was also an abundance of other cool stuff at the Maker Faire that I will post about sometime soon.


Unknown Mami

24 comments:

Jamie said...

What a cool project to be a part of!

katieb said...

that is beautiful!

Maegan Beishline said...

That is so cool!!! That's awesome that you found your own squares. What a neat project!

Pam said...

This is totally cool!

Andrea said...

That turned out so awesome! And I really like the idea of adding a note to the universe.

StarTraci said...

So cool! How great it must feel to be part of such a great project.

:-)
Traci

R Montalban said...

That looks so great. I can see why you are proud to be part of it.

carlotta said...

Very cool! I love how colorful it all looks...I'm a sucker for color :)

Cathy said...

Yay! The squares are great and your pictures are awesome! I can't believe there are so many squares. Thanks again for letting me mail you my square and thanks for the great blog post.

blogitse said...

That's a cool idea!
Peace!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Amy said...

What a neat thing to be part of. Congrats.

Greetings from SIMC.

Ann in the UP said...

Yup, you can't beat yarn for connecting with others!

Kirby3131 said...

This is such a neat project and how great that you were a part of it!

Kristin - The Goat
via SIMC

Sonya said...

WOWie!!! thats soooooo awesome! what a fantastic thing to be a part of : )

VeganCraftastic said...

So cool!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I love, love, love this project!!!!! It's gorgeous. Congrats to you for participating!
Happy SIMC, jj

littlesparrowknits said...

Wow! That is really amazing. I love the effect of all the colors together!

eyebehold said...

What a terrific project. I love that these will become charity blankets, and hope that the recipient gets something to tie the blanket to it's previous life as rocket graffiti.

Tara said...

i love all the bright colors!!! so awesome!

Unknown Mami said...

Yay you! This is a fantastic project.

OfTroy said...

hey, we are neighbors, (in fiber!) i made a bunch of blocks--and they are right next to yours--(under the arrow, above and below it too)

did you read Robyn's post today.. it so wonderful!
(that question is for every one reading this post/or comment!)

I took a ton of photos--but i have blog fodder overload--and i think i am just going to link to Robyn blog for the story about the Yarn Bombing.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh! This is so cool. I LOVE it! Really, really love. You have the best ideas : ) and I always smile when I come to visit you!

Kebeni said...

now that is a truly awesome yarn bomb. Our city is litter with knit graffiti after a recent arts festival. I can't wait to take part in the next one

Anika said...

What a fabulous idea. I love this!