Saturday, December 20, 2008

Knitting Goes Mainstream?

Check out these decorations I spotted at the local Starbucks:

It's a yarn ball wreath! (Child not included.)

It wasn't for sale, but it would be super easy to make. I think I'd use styrofoam balls in different sizes and wrap them with yarn, then wire them together, with or without the glass ornaments.

And look at this (not a great shot, sorry):

Can you imagine how much more peaceful the world would be if everyone knitted? Clearly the person who designed this saw the connection.

These would make great holiday art projects to do with kids, or terrific Christmas gifts for knitters/crocheters. I may need to make a quick trip to the craft store.

12 comments:

Knit and Purl Mama said...

We have those at our Sbux too! I blogged about it this past Wednesday's post!

lilibethsgarden said...

I saw those at our local Starbucks too! They caused me to make a closer inspection because it surprised me!

sophanne said...

very cool. Panera's around here should do something similar- they are a hot spot for knit nights!

Knitman said...

Peaceful as long you don't interrupt me whilst doing a complicated manoeuvre....

Tammy said...

Somebody on Ravelry was inspired enough to make a similiar wreath for a friend. You should be able to find it through a search. It was really cute.

pdxknitterati said...

I love the sbux decorations this year. But I did have to squeeze them to figure out how they were made. Styrofoam with a bit of yarn.
(Help, crazy customer squeezing the decorations!)

Lori said...

The first time I saw these at Starbucks my Boy realized I was about to try to steal one (or all) of them and kept a close eye on me. Then he realized that I was distracted because I was thinking about making some when I got home...

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Love those decorations! Cute kid.

5elementknitr said...

I saw those!

Or at least the ball w/the bird on top. Our SB has the ball made with this lovely green yarn (sort of nubby like MF1824) with a sparkly gold thread running through it. I remember thinking, "I wonder what that yarn is and where can I get some?" and then thinking, "Obsess much, Ruth??"

Glad I'm not the only one!

Kim said...

Wow! Festive Fiber! What a great idea. It's an excellent way to use yarn scraps.

Dr. Steph said...

One of the baristas at our Starbucks is a knitter and at first I thought this was her work.

I was a bit sad to see they were styrofoam.

Romi said...

I saw those too! Of course, I checked them out thoroughly. :)