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Wichita Art Museum: Yarn Bomb on Tom Otterness’ Dreamers Awake

It’s been said that it takes 21 days to change a behavior or to incorporate a new routine. I’ve been crafting consistently for 12 days now and I think it might stick. I feel more creative and it’s spilling over into all aspects of my life.

I was visiting friends in Wichita recently and fell in love with the yarn bombs at the Wichita Art Museum on Tom Otterness’ sculpture Dreamers Awake. How cute are those hats and scarves?! I’ve always wanted to learn to knit or crochet. I’ve tried off and on over the years and have only successfully created tangled messes of yarn and tears, but nothing wearable.

Yarn Bombs at the Wichita A

Community Project – Yarn Bombs at the Wichita Art Museum

So that’s the challenge I’m giving myself. Keep making something each week and dedicate time to learn to knit. Luckily there are several really good tutorials on Pinterest and I already have the supplies. So I’m jumping in.

I’m armed with a few tutorials and thought you might want to join me. Misery, err, I mean really super-positive and successful beginner knitters love company.

beginner knitting tutorials

1. Knitting 101 – 4 beginner projects from start to finish, 2. How to Make the Chain Stitch – embroidery on existing knits (looks like a good start), 3. Knitting basics from Design Sponge and 4. Easy Mistake Scarf from the Purl Bee

Share your success and horror stories with me and I’ll share mine. Good luck to us all! We’re gonna need it…

P.S. If you’re visiting the Wichita Art Museum anytime soon be sure to have brunch at The Muse Cafe there. So, so good!