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Here we are in the second week of the 2012 Olympics and my favorite part of the Summer games begin tomorrow. Yes, Team Jamaica will be taking to the track tomorrow. With what looks like a strong team, the London Olympics are looking to be exciting.  So here’s to Team Jamaica taking home a big pile of medals to celebrate 50 years of independence – how fitting would that be!

To knit your own Usain Bolt doll, click the image of visit RadioTimes. Felling more adventurous? Knit the entire team! Yohan Blake, Asafa Powell, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the rest of the team deserve dolls as well. See the list of the full team here.

Open Shop Project: Doily installation by Artyarn

I have come across these images a couple of times now and every time they catch my attention. Since the emergence of yarn bombings there have been a plethora of similar installations images bouncing around the world-wide web but what strikes me about this piece is its simplicity. A single concrete globe transformed and beautified in a stark, cold, and rather masculine looking public space. Well done Artyarn!

ArtYarn is a collaborative fibre arts project coordinated by visual artist Rachael Elwell. ArtYarn aim to use traditional knitting and crochet techniques in contemporary visual arts projects and aspire to promote the diversity and versatility of knitting and crochet as an artistic medium.

For more information about ArtYarn visit their website or blog. If you come across any yarn bombs please send me images! I’d love to post what you find no mater how large or small the scale.

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