Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lucy the Yarn Bombed Bike

It's been a long time in the making, but finally we're here to show you the bike I got for my birthday, now delightfully covered in crocheted swatches (and someday, flowers and pom poms). This is the project we were working on in June's blanket fort and all the ones since. We used 100% cotton Sugar & Cream yarns, hoping we'd be able to ride in all weather just in case we ever get caught in the rain.

I don't know, a bike named Lucy just seemed to demand clothing.



I suppose we'll have to cut it all off someday when it gets terribly dirty or moldy, but then we'll only get to replace it with a new outfit. Besides, the faster it gets dirty, the more proof there is of recent adventure.







Here's to many adventures on my bike, making people smile and gawk. Silkworm and I are thinking of crocheting small swatches from cheap yarn to keep in a basket on the bike so we can hand them out to people who have really nice compliments or seem very interested.

26 comments:

  1. This is simply wonderful! I love everything! From your marvellous skirt to your adventure bike of course, it's SO inspiring! Love you loads xoxo

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    1. Believe it or not, that skirt is a pair of pants! My favorite thrift store find to date. Thank you so much, it means a lot!

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    2. Oh no, I'm sorry! I wasn't sure and I thought of writing "skirt/ pants" but it seemed kinda rude... So I went for the skirt... Chances were 50/50 :O
      Anyways, those are cute trousers worn by a cute girl :) ♥

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    3. I don't think someone as sweet as you could be rude if you tried. ^-^

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  2. I'm loving Lucy's new look! Also the fact that the colours match your pants pretty *darn* (see what I did there) well! x

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    1. Thank you! Haha, if those pants weren't too big and swooshy, I'd wear them on every bike ride, but I don't want them getting stuck in the gears so, *sad face*. D:

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  3. Your blog is so whimsical and creative I could die. I love it. I wish I were as cool as you!

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  4. Wow, Lucy looks wonderful! I love the idea of the swatches, too. :)

    catscraftsncritters.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you! It would be cool to be able to thank people for their compliments with swatches for their own bikes. We have to get on with making some right away!

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  5. Lucy looks amazing!! I wish I had a bike like that ;)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  6. You are such a free spirit! x I adore your creativity and whimsy x Lucy is beautiful, and I am ecstatic that someone else loves crochet.
    -Emily | http://emilysbees.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Oh I am SO happy to finally be finished with the yarn bombed bike project so I can pick up something new to crochet. :)

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  7. Yarn bombing is the best! Your bike is now a traveling work of art!

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  8. this so lovely, Carly. your photos are positively magical and you're so beautiful and creative. oh my goodness, all those beautiful colors! and Lucy... what a perfect name.
    oh, thank you so much for sharing, this just made my day.
    -Abigail

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    1. Everybody's comments are so easily "right-back-at'cha"-able. Thank YOU so much, you just made my day! ♥ Have a wonderful Halloween!

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  9. Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous bike! I love how you dressed her up - so thoughtful, and it looks amazing, too! Hope you two have many wonderful adventures together! :) :)

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    1. Thank you! A bike with a name just made clothing seem obligatory, haha. Thank you again, I hope those yarn bombs get dirty fast, meaning lots and lots of adventures. :)

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  10. I'm so glad you shared this, Carly! You had mentioned it a couple months ago and I was so desperate to see it. Thanks for making the world a little bit bright (consistently).

    Uncustomary Art.

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    1. It took so long but I'm happy we finally finished it. Now it's time for those pom poms and flowers and such. Thank you Mary!

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  11. oh my gosh! i love this so so very much!!! hearts all over it!

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you! (A crocheted heart garland might actually be a grand idea for Lucy.)

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  12. Lucy is looking beautiful! Your photography is so lovely too Carly! x

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