Thursday, February 19, 2009

4 Days ... SERIOUSLY?!?

Yup ... Seriously.

The day of unveiling is a mere 4 days from now. Wow. Time flies!

I actually finished my knit up last night.

... and here's one half close up

... and the other half

OK, so it's not knit up, but is made up of homeless crocheted squares.

The blue squares were extra's from THIS huge project; the larger yellow squares are crocheted from the softest Bamboo yarn - ever; the two smaller yellow squares (side by side in the center) are leftovers from a baby blanket & the "connector" threads are various bits of random yarns from my big basket of yarn options (not quite as varied as I was hoping) that include: white and tan varieated cotton, super poofy hot pink softy (but in an acrylic way) yarn, tri-colored purple yarn (of the Walmart variety) and wicked cool autumn colored ribbon (the odd little tuft at the center of the yellow square at one end [or top up the knit up] and the connector of the yellow square to the blue square as the other end [or the bottom]) ... too much information?

You'd think the hard part was done, right? WRONG. There's the figuring out of what pole/object it should adorn ... though today at work I spotted the place I want it to go, so I think that one's a done deal ... as long as I can work up the COURAGE (a.k.a. the hard part) to actually DO IT! EEK! Yep, guess I have to admit that as much as it fills me with excitement to think about doing the deed and seeing my knit up banner wave, I am also filled with serious fears about getting caught in the act. This town is not known for it's mellow cops and their good senses of humor ...

*insert nervous twittering giggles here*

It's all good ... somehow I WILL overcome my twitchies and the knit up WILL go up. Do me a favor and think really positive can-do thoughts for me ...

... and if you find yourself wanting to be part of the fun (and I have a feeling many of you do), go HERE for the scoop, HERE for making sure you've got everything you need in your guerilla knit up kit, HERE for some ideas/reassurances on getting away with it (will be reading and rereading this post a few hundred times) and HERE just to get to know grrl a little better.

... In other cool news, I just found out that I am
one of seven finalists in the Art/Illustration Sub-Category of:

To see the list of other finalists (listed with their links) go HERE

The winners will be announced tomorrow.

HERE's where you can find the first round of winners. You can also vote for the People's Choice award from this first round. I've already voted.


Sabii Wabii said...

Oh I'm getting nervouse for you. I was going to do it and then chickened,,,I mean ran out of time!
Can't wait to hear the details.

Sabii Wabii said...


Marilyn said...

Great knit-up! Have fun...I'm looking forward to hearing how the guerilla part of it stay safe:)
Congrats on being an anti-Vday finalist--you so deserve it!

~hugs, Marilyn:)

(and, oh my gosh, the eternal blanket is gorgeous!)

lynne h said...

whoo! i love your knit-up, michelle! it just looks so darn happy...

i am bowing at your feet for finishing that bedspread... xo

Anonymous said...

ha ha Wabii grrl, I saw that!!

Excellent work, grasshopper geurilla. Now who said it had to be out side? YOu could knit it up in a mall, or a shopping centre, a bus.. now I am sounding like Dr Suess...
on a plane, or in the rain..

Anonymous said...


I just saw my word verification and it was..

wait for it:


yep, they must know. I am an art ho.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

ahhh man Michelle, I wish I was there with you to do the deed!We could get all dressed up and be sleath like and get it up for you! LOL Let us know what happens! I'm anxious to hear all about! I can see it now, we will see you on the Morning News! hehehehe and many Congrats on being a finalist in the Art/Illustration...that is freaking AWESOME!!!!! Have a wonderful day and keep making me giggle!

wahm922 said...

You can do I know you can - go for it Michelle!

BTW, I'm just learning to knit - I had a quick lesson earlier this week. I fear I'm all thumbs.

Jennifer Juniper said...

I like the ribbons holding it together. Can't wait to see where you put it!!! Congrats on the anti-valentine's contest!

Janet said...

OMG what a GREAT idea!!! Makes me wish I could knit!!! Congrats on being a finalist, too :-)

Glassgrrl Studios said...

Congratulations on your finalism ;), and best of luck with the crazy stealth adventure!
Just imagine what joy you'll have in the future, recounting the tale to rapt audiences. (In fact, if nothing exciting happens, be prepared to embellish the tale.)

Peach Street ~ Jamie said...

Hey You! It's time to get that Winner button up on your blog, don't you think? You're a Winner!!



Kate said...

Sending out those positive vibes you requested....

Good luck with the knit project!



Sacred Yoli said...

OMG, you are going to have so much fun! I haven't knitted, but I have done something similar. I hosted a Random Act of Kindness Art drop. Artists dropped off pieces of art in various parts of their community. You are going to get such a contagious rush from this!



Chris said...

AUGH!! I just got here! I haven't voted!!

I know what you mean about fear of being caught, but everyone else has said the same thing: no one pays attention, and if they do, it's just curiosity. Anyway, I'm always awake by 5, so I'll zip out there and have it done before anyone even gets out of their pajamas. I was hoping to have photos of me putting them up, but I'll just have to snap the results!
Going to see if it's too late to vote!

Bairbre Aine said...

What a joy to read this post.
Thank you for following my blog too.
So often, I think I'm alone in my creating. (that is until I found blogging and wonderful women like you).
However, i so appreciate you taking the time to read and comment on my blog.
You inspire me and allow me to not feel so lonely, (only as a single mum does so often).
Thank you very much, and good luck with the not so sweet, and kind cops...that actually is an oxymoron, isn't it?
Bairbre Aine

Robyn said...

Can't wait to see it up! Lots of happy positive thoughts coming your way. It will be a'll see!
Congrats for being a finalist!

cindy said...

Oh to be a mouse in the bushes...watching you! Hee hee hee. I hope it goes well, but if not, we will all chip in for bail money! Can't wait to see.


AwtemNymf said...

Wow- your fingers have been busy! Can't wait to see it when it's finished! You go girl!!

Seth said...

Very cool knit. Can't wait to see it in its new home!

Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Your knit up is fabulous....and you really did knit! I don't follow directions very well...
congrats on your win with the anti vday! I love your blog and will visit often.

Holiday Queen said...

YAY and woohoo for you! I'm off to check out the Anti Valentine site. Sounds like fun! Fingers crossed for you.

bindu said...

Congrats on being in the top 7 ! Let us know how it turns out. It's exciting!