Category Archives: ischool campus exterior

You’ll be Humming to Vitamin C All Day Long


Convocation walk

Well folks, it’s finally here. Two years full of countless papers, group meetings and
exhibitions later – the iSchool class of 2011/13 is going to get their convocation on today!

As one of our beloved instructors would say, “Woot! Woot!”

This also means I get to listen to this little ditty and feel all nostalgic and such.

But fear not! Just because the Bissell Bombers will no longer be attending classes in the Bissell Building
and many of us will be traveling all over the world in search of paying museum jobs *hint hint
(or amazing opportunity-filled internships *wink wink) doesn’t mean the group will have
disbanded – or I guess in knit pun terms unraveled ha…ha….ha…

Currently we’ve been setting up to do a nice street side installation for July
(mystery location to be revealed soon), and this Saturday visitors at the Museum of Inuit Art can
check out some cozified podiums as part of the MIA’s Worldwide Knit in Public Day (WWKiP)
programming. We’ve also installed some of our bright and colourful pieces in a
special public exhibition case designed to showcase the talented knit creations
community members have created.

So as iSchool faculty and students gather at University College this afternoon, patting one another
on the back in congratulations (or fist pumping if you’re bros) I too want to extend an
enormous “WE DID IT!” to fellow classmates and instructors.

There were so many people who went above and beyond their defined roles and responsibilities.
Countless time I’ve stepped back  in order to reflect on what the heck has been accomplished
in such a relatively short period of time, and it blows me away everytime.

Never in a million years would I have thought that so many people would be interested
in the dorky things I write about let alone ask to be a part of it. And none of this would have been
possible without the continuous encouragement from those around me.

So a heartfelt, Thank for supporting my crazy ramblings and bizarre projects!
I sincerely couldn’t have done it without you!

Crochet graduation cap.


It’s Time for Tim(mins)


Some unfortunate news to report: the stairwell project has come to an end.

After 3 months of sporadic sneak attacks,  and coming just days before a 14 piece granny square
addition the Bissell Bombers were asked ever so politely to please transfer the project to a new location.
We had originally suspected some resistance to the railing early on, but  when all was quite (despite our
web address on the accompanying tag) and other students started to contribute to it’s
growth we assumed we were good to go.

 But the Bissell Bombers are about making the campus pretty, not hazardous so
we’ve collected all the pieces and are going to think of a new home for it all.
If you’ve got any suggestions, leave a comment or write to us 🙂

And while one project was coming to an end, a new one began – all the way up in TIMMINS!! 

A big shout out goes to Jacqueline for her contributions. They couldn’t have come at a better time 🙂
Thanks for keeping us motivated!

Comfy, Cushy, Crochet Wonderfulness



It’s a battle for the sole

The other day some Bissell Bombers headed out to the Vincent Graves Green Philatelic
Research Foundation
for a student exhibition opening.  It was a pretty fun time, and the
students  in charge of the show did an amazing job- enough to
get their own limited edition stamps!!!

To properly celebrate with the team, one of of bombers thought she’d get
herself all dolled up and pretend she was a proper adult…big mistake.
Whoever invented high heels must have truly hated women.

So while she is standing in a tub full of epsom salts cursing Carrie Bradshaw
and Manolo Blahnik we thought we’d draw your attention to some more
practical podiatry alternatives here. And for the brave, there are about
a million and one FREE patterns you can try for yourselves here.

Something tells us our poor and broken bomber is going to be allllll over those 😉

We ‘Hart’ Knitting


It’s so great to see crowds of people out and about, taking advantage of all this
warm sunny weather!

And if the terrific temperatures haven’t distracted you from whatever it is your
supposed to be doing, Hart House is offering up it’s own procrastination temptation.


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For the past few weeks Hart House has been hosting lunch time craft interludes, FOR FREE!
Running from 1
1:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Reading Room, you can make things like sock moneys,
friendship bracelts, and buttons.

You can check out what future projects will be as well as see some of the past ones
by visiting the Hart House Facebook wall, blog, or events page
 (holy social media take over!)

Maybe the Bissell Bombers will show up and scout for new talent 😉