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Polish yarn-bomber Olek (previously featured here) recently returned to her homeland where she completed her largest work of guerrilla knitting yet: she and her team of four assistants completely covered a locomotive and three train cars in colourful pieces of crocheted yarn. That is an astonishing amount of knitting. The team worked around the clock for two days and in all sorts of weather to create this massive installation. The beautiful train is now on display in Łódź, Poland through August 19, 2013.

“I was in London at the Animal Ball in the presence of Prince Charles on the 9 of July. Then early on the 10, took a morning flight to Poland (wearing my costume, mask from last night) to work on the locomotive… I had the best crew ever. They worked as hard as I always do,” Olek told Hi-Fructose. “I think I should call this train ‘deadly romance.’ I love it, but it almost killed me. I want to see it again, but I am avoiding it. It is calling my name. But I know how much pain it caused. I am totally in love with it, but hate it in the same time. If the natural progression is to make bigger better pieces, what should I make next? Can someone give me a plane? Or should I go to the moon?”

Visit Hi-Fructose to view more photos of the creation of this amazing example of rogue crocheting.

Octopus yarn bowl. Unfired. This bowl has the additional feature of a knitting needle/crochet hook holder in the form of a hollow log that the Octopus has in its grip. The Octopus is climbing over the top of the bowl and several of its tentacles have already found themselves exploring the inside of the bowl. This bowl is a custom order and can be remade. All our custom designs are £100GBP ($166) + P&P/shipping.
Enquiries for this bowl design or an idea of your own to earthwoolfire@gmail.com.

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DIY 10 Knit Classic Sweaters from Diary of a Creative Fanatic. All these curated patterns are free. 6 easy to follow video tutorials are at the bottom of the post for beginners. I really like this site because the roundups of patterns are so carefully picked and the patterns are ones that I would actually want to spend time knitting. 

DIY Roundup of 12 Knit and Crochet Pocket Scarf Patterns from Diary of a Creative Fanatic. There are lots of free pattern options and a few pay patterns. The pocket scarf with a cowl above is a pay pattern and the other one is free (and I’ve already downloaded it). *Tip: If you see a free pattern download it as soon as possible. So many DIY blogs have gone dead and deleted their archives and I’m having trouble keeping up fixing dead links at this time.