Well, the globe is finished. I’m not sure what to do with it now, though: the toddler twinnage don’t seem ready to consider our speck-like position on a beautiful green-blue planet, so its educational potential remains unfulfilled. Instead, one half of the twinnage tentatively asked whether the globe might be employed in a game of football. I frowned, and directed them towards the perfectly serviceable leather ball in the garden. They slouched off to kick some gravel at the fence as an expression of dissatisfaction with my parenting*. Again. Oh well. Here’s the globe:-
The pattern is here: follow links for English-language version. If you look at the charts, I recommend the more accurate modified one. Instead of the recommended yarn and tiny needles, I upscaled to DK, and the result is about 10cm across.
Now, on to weightier matters: the yarn-bombing of our brewery home. The components are almost ready, and I’m happy to report that probably-disapproving-neighbours have sold up and moved out ( 🙂 ), to be replaced by lovely-and-friendly-neighbours. I’ve been busy knitting and crocheting bits with which to cover the railings, and preparing trimmings such as these:-
Pattern here, although I didn’t entirely follow the instructions.
I’m so excited about revealing the finished result. Not long now…..
* I am exaggerating a bit. The toddler twinnage are surprisingly kind-natured and well-behaved, despite my parenting. I have absolutely no idea how this has happened, and certainly won’t be authoring any parenting manuals.
I am SOOOOO looking forward to the reveal!! 🙂
Love your Earth, wonder if there are patterns for the other planets. Good luck with the final stages of your yarn bomb project.
The Twisted Yarn says
I didn’t find any. Am thinking of improvising, though, and making the whole solar system as a mobile for the toddler twinnage.
If you do, please share as it would look good in our physics lab.
A knitted solar system? That sounds so awesome! Love your globe, really lovely.
The Twisted Yarn says
Thank you. I’m very tempted to do the whole solar system. Saturn’s rings would be fun.
What a great idea to make a knitted solar system. Go for it. Sper excited for the big reveal.
Everything’s right with the world! That turned out very well and, like the others, I’m looking forward to the unveiling of the yarn bombing!
The excitement of the yarn bombing is building…..
Wow! Just love the knitted globe! Eagerly waiting for your future works 🙂
so lucky they didn’t expect one globe each and have a little war until you finished the second
These birds are super cute. Ooh very much looking forward to the big yarn bomb reveal! Any clues? x
Love Love LOVE the globe! I now want to make a million of them for my Christmas Tree, office, living room… Globes everywhere! A solar system mobile sounds like an amazing idea too…
The globe came out so perfect! I’ve a friend who would love to get a proper globe stand thing in the classical plastic-and-wood combo, but being a little thick about these things I’m wondering if she’d oppose a knitted one…