9/11 American Flag Yarn Bomb

Posted in yarnbomb, yarnbomb photos on September 11, 2011 by jaesee

Hello strangers! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Well, the day after International Yarn Bombing Day I had the worst case of stomach flu/food poisoning that I’ve ever had and even had a little trip to the ER, so I never really posted about it. Then I spent the next month or more getting ready for my wedding. And then I relaxed for a while.

But I’m back! Thought I’d knit something nice in remembrance of 9/11 to add to the Alki Statue of Liberty in West Seattle (my main ‘hood). I don’t want to say a lot about the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, but it was a very memorable time in my life for many reasons, and not only was it a catastrophic event that affected just about everyone in some way even if small, it just seems to be a benchmark in my life.

One of my best friends wrote on facebook of humbleness and pride today, and I think she sums up a lot of the feelings I have had over the last 10 years about the event:

“As pride often does, we looked outside of ourselves to find the enemy, the one to blame, so that we wouldn’t have to look inside at what we may have done to contribute. We had an opportunity to question our relentless consumption, our foreign policy, our financial health, our priorities, and our faith.  Instead, we forged ahead into expensive, deadly wars.”

So well put.

I’m not a super patriotic person, but I do think there are a lot of really great things about living in this country that we take for granted. So today, I’ll be proud to be an American, even if that is a hokey notion.


International Yarn Bombing Day – Teaser

Posted in yarnbomb photos on June 11, 2011 by jaesee

More later, but for now:


Cat Brigade: “This is a blanket, right?”

Posted in cat brigade, hardcore knitting on June 2, 2011 by jaesee

I walk out of the room for 1 minute to grab my camera to take a photo of my International Yarn Bombing Day project and this is what I come back to.

Follow the Facebook Page!

Posted in facebook page on May 19, 2011 by jaesee

You can see more photos and updates on the YarnCore Facebook page, and soon we’ll be having more events and meetings to join that we’ll post there as well. So run over and “LIKE” us!

Does this mean I’ve made it?

Posted in media attention on May 18, 2011 by jaesee

A brief mention in the New York Times. I think this means I should buy a copy tomorrow, yeah?

Glad to represent Seattle in the yarn bombing biz! Thanks everyone for the support!

Tree Sweater Yarn Bomb

Posted in garage sale, yarnbomb, yarnbomb photos on May 12, 2011 by jaesee

Tonight in the West Seattle Junction was our monthly Art Walk, and what better time for a yarn bomb that during a night celebrating local art? So for the last few days I spent my time knitting a sweater… for a tree. I mean, it is pretty cold here still even though it is May and supposed to be spring. The trees are cold, right?

Oh, and the West Seattle Blog totally SCOOPED ME! I was caught in the act!

Honestly, it is way more fun to do it in the light of day with passersby. Obviously I wouldn’t be blogging all about it if I didn’t like the attention, right? It’s fun to talk to people who love what I’m doing! It’s also fun to talk to fellow knitters.

Don’t forget, we’re sale #204 this Saturday, West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day. All proceeds go to the kidney transplant fund for my mom. It’s a very good cause, and we’ll have a ton of great stuff. Please come!

And without further ado, here are the photos of the tree sweater!

Garage Sale is this Saturday May 14th!

Posted in garage sale on May 8, 2011 by jaesee

We’re number 204 on the map. It’s a group sale and we’ll not only have a ton of really amazing items (Wii Fit, 3 televisions, 2 antique dress forms) we’ll also have snacks and lemonade for sale. Plus a big group of amazing friends all willing to donate time and items to a great cause. Check it out.

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day Map
(Scroll down to #204 for details!)

Happy Mother’s Day! What better day than today to ask you to come down and buy some stuff to benefit my wonderful mom? And you may just find out the mystery identity of me, Jaesee aka JC, the woman behind YarnCore!

If you are unable to attend, but still want to contribute, here is where we’ll be accepting donations and depositing the garage sale funds raised: Smarty Pig Kidney Fund