Archive for the ‘Yurt’ Category

A Yurt Would Be Easier
November 23, 2009

Today over at Funtasticus they posted a slew of knitted bodysuits…seriously. It inspired me to post because I think of the yurt as a woolly alternative to literally knitting or crocheting yourself into a human shaped suit!

I mean, this guy does look quite warm but not quite as mobile as he could be.

You can’t help but laugh to see these guys in their suits — they must be so snuggly but I still think a yurt might be more fun!

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40% Complete
November 4, 2009

Awesome job everyone — we were just pushed over the 40% mark for yurt fundraising at Kickstarter! I’m so humbled by everyone’s generosity and the outpouring of support by total strangers too — it’s AMAZING!

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HUGE blue ribbon to everyone who has pledged their support and if you’re waiting for the right time — now could be it! Thanks so much for spreading the yurt around to your friends too — it means the world to me!

350 — Yurt Power
October 26, 2009

As many of you are aware, this past Saturday was the International Day of Climate Action organized by the group 350.org. I’ve been familiar with the group for a little while as a friend of mine from high school, who lives in San Francisco, is involved as an organizer there and his Facebook keeps me informed!

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Saturday they posted photos that flooded in from around the world of people holding up 350 signs — this one came in from the town of Bulam in Mongolia — they tied the 350 movement to their yurts, literally! Congrats to the 350 crew!

Sheep Around the World!
October 20, 2009

And yurts too I should say! I feel like there’s a song in there somewhere…anyways, since the launch of this project I’ve been getting sent photos from friends and strangers around the world of awesome sheep and yurts that I wanted to share!

The above is from Mt. Vernon — they’re George Washington’s sheep!

And then they promptly ran away from my friend Courtney!

The above is a yurt from the Dutchess County Wool and Sheep Festival from Molly Made!

One of my clients sent me this phone pic from his business trip to Australia — look at that beautiful bushy merino! HUGE! Thanks everyone — keep them coming!!!

Make New Friends…
October 20, 2009

…but keep the old! That was the favorite saying at my elementary school in Back Bay, The Learning Project. From there I went to BB&N and both schools have been so supportive of the yurt I had to post a special thanks!

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BB&N has posted the Yurt in their Alumni News section — woohoo! Hopefully some of my old school mates will get on board!

The LP not only Facebook’ed and Twitter’ed the yurt project but my elementary school principal, Michael McCord also donated to the cause on Kickstarter!

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It makes me realize that the network I’ve built up over time is so amazingly supportive even 13 years later for the LP! What a great way to continue their original beliefs of community and education and teamwork! Thanks everyone!

20% Complete
October 19, 2009

I’m so thrilled to report that with everyone’s extreme generosity we’ve already raised over $1,100 for the yurt! This puts us at just over 20% funded on Kickstarter — if we keep this up we’ll be able to raise more than enough and the yurt will be even more awesome than I imagined!

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So team, BIG gold star — please please continue to spread the yurt love!

Adyurtising
October 18, 2009

I’ve been getting some requests, especially while at Crafts in Chelsea yesterday for Yurt-related collateral. Sticker, bags, the usual! So I went on Zazzle this morning and have made a few products, bumper stickers and regular stickers so far, so that people can, if they so choose, spread the love of the yurt.

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I’ve posted the pictures of them here and they can be purchased here. If you’d prefer I order them and send them to you just let me know — the more yurt love the better!

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Visualize a Yurt
October 12, 2009

I’m hearing some feedback that people can’t visualize what the yurt will look like when it’s finally complete — totally understandable. When I went to my friend’s new wool importing and knitwear trunk show last Thursday I was expressing this concern to her and she kindly introduced me to her friend Thyra Heder, who is an amazing illustrator. I described the yurt to her and we organized an exchange — a crochet hat for a drawing of the yurt!

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Posted above is the one that I feel most accurately represents the yurt and can help people get what’s coming when this project is complete — you can see the door and the smoke-hole at the top. So exciting! Dream on…about yurts!

Molly Made
October 8, 2009

Another piece of yurt love to share from Molly Made! Molly is a performer with a yarn habit as well and via friends and family she was introduced to the yurt project yesterday — and boy am I glad! Not only has she brought newfound attention to the Yurt Alert but she’s also fun to talk to about the project — she’s as excited as I am!

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Molly makes amazing crochet accessories and knitwear — you can find her, if you’re in NYC, at Crafts in Chelsea next weekend!

Yurt Love
October 5, 2009

Thanks to Christina DesVaux, founder of the coolest new Uruguian knitwear company, Textura for posting about the yurt today! Yay for kickstarting my project — you guys have raised $475 so far!!! More than I ever could have hoped for!

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