Sunday, July 15, 2012

Joy Bots!

What Brings Portland Joy? Main Gallery | BotJoy

I stumbled across an excellent website today. It's a project by an artist called Gary Hirsch. He makes these amazing little robots drawn on the back of a domino. They have different properties such as Creative Bot or Love Bot. I particularly love his Joy Bot art experiment where he is randomly leaving a set number in different places around Portland, then encouraging the finder to take a photo of it with something that brings them joy and post about it on his website. I love art that gets random people unexpectedly involved.

I've just spent ages looking at his different projects. His Brave Bots are inspiring and such an brilliant idea. Take a look!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Cinder Toffee Scarf

I've been knitting this scarf forever. I really want to start knitting something else so this week I've made a concerted effort to get it finished. It's not a really difficult pattern it just requires concentration so not really one I can do watching tv (hence it taking so long). I finally got it done last night and blocked it this morning. I think it's turned out really well and with the rubbish weather we've been having it'll probably get an outing quite soon. 

The gorgeous yarn is hand-dyed superwash fingering weight from creativedeva on Etsy. The pattern is one from Ravelry you can follow the link to it on my project page.