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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.




Heavens to Betsy! (Or should I say, Etsy *tee hee)
It has been an unforgivable amount of time since anything has been posted on this thing!
My apologies :S

The past week and a bit has served as a recovery period for some of the Bissell Bombers. With school
wrapping up we wanted to enjoy some of the sights of Toronto we had been missing all year.
In the time between celebrating completed projects, and packing up for the next part of our
life journey the blog was a bit… abandoned.

Despite the fact that our Curatorial Practice class has come to an end, this member has become
pretty invested in yarn bombing and wants to keep it up. I did take a few days of “me time”
but I don’t want to abandon this blog completely.

Unfortunately this summer is going to be pretty jam packed with othe

r museum related
responsibilities, including an awesome internship at an awesome museum (which you
should all run and check out, like NOW!) and a pub job to pay off some of those
lovely student fees.

To keep all you guys informed about nifty local projects and yarn stuff, I’ve decided to only post once
a week. That way I get to stay in touch with all of you, and I can keep my sanity 🙂

A sample of what is to come in future summer updates.