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You’ll be Humming to Vitamin C All Day Long

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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.

Double Yarn-bow!

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Reading week has been a great time for me to case out the ischool
and find the perfect places for my sneaky little projects.

I can’t wait for people to come back from break to find these little
guys – especially the dragon foot, which has to be
one of the silliest patterns I’ve come across.

I’m hoping I can do a few more of these feet AND
expand on the stairwell bomb, so keep an eye out 😉

Getting Hooked

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Want to be a ninja knitter?

It’s only been a few days and already there have been calls to make
our little ischool project go international!

Yarn bombing is all about community, creativity, and other fun stuff
so we’d love to see how long our yarn can stretch.

If you’ve got a sweet site tagged, snap a photo and send it our way.
We’ll post it on the site (’cause sharing is caring) and watch as you become
internet famous 😉

Introducing… CASToff Curator!!

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Tea & Tree Skirts

Seems that a broken wrist isn’t going to stop CASToff Curator from making sure
the trees of the ischool stay nice and toasty this winter.

Bonus points if you can tell where she mastered her scallop skills AND which tree she tagged.

Kaboom!

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When I get inspired, you get bombed!

My first official Toronto tag is a crafty thank you note for all the interest surrounding my future exhibition. Here’s hoping that people continue to get excited and not aggravated by my (sort of scholarly) surprises.