Monday, August 01, 2011

Cheongju - Now on Ravelry!

One of the generous people making squares for The Avenue of Trees sent me a note nudging me to create a group on Ravelry about the project (if by nudge, you mean she told me exactly what to do and how to do it). It was a great idea!

Here is a link to the group (you must be a member of Ravelry to get there).

Example of how I used varying shades of one colour within one square.

Please join us - you don't have to make squares to be part of the group or the fun. It was exciting to see so many people accept my invitation to join and how people are just finding it on their own. Within a few hours, there were already almost 40 members! People have started posting photos of their squares and telling stories about the yarn they are choosing and their connection to Korea or art or whatever.

It all reminds me why I love this kind of project. Sure, the piece stands to be impressive for all sorts of reasons but what I love most is how this process of making brings out stories and helps to remind us that we are all in this together. I am very interested to see how this experience plays out in Korea, where we are just starting the process of getting the word out about the project.

I plan to host a couple of contests for participants with the super-duper prize of a skein of Wee Ball Yarns. Said yarn will need to be made after the project ends, however.

Here is some variegated yarn that still gives an overall sense of being pink.
Now can you see how a certain despair began to set in?

So, post some pix! Win some yarn! Let's do this thing!


tommyart said...

I've been following your blog for a while just because of the name "My Fair Isle" is very relevant to me and is one that I wanted for my blog... I thought you might like this knitting post on my blog. Cheers Tommy

Newfoundland Fibre Artist said...

Awesome...just joined the group :-)