squam pics

Casey, Jess, Christina, Sarah, and I spent the past week at the Squam Art Workshops in New Hampshire. We’ll have a full recap post up later this week, but it’s safe to say we all came away relaxed and inspired by the time we spent in the woods creating, taking classes, laughing around campfires, eating meals with friends old and new, and of course swimming in the beautiful lake. For today’s Eye Candy post I looked for projects that reminded me of this special week.

squam yarn bombs

During the Squam Art Workshops, the grounds of the camp are full of whimsical yarn bombs: everything from a canoe cozy to garlands of pom-poms hanging from the trees. (Don’t worry, everything is taken down when the camp ends, and the camp staffers are as enthusiastic about finding these treats in the woods as the Squammies are.) I found a few fun yarn bombs made by Ravelers this year: nirvyarnah‘s Locks of Love, monibknitsStop Sign Flower, and miloco‘s 2014 UrbanYarnage Travisaurus Rex.


So many Squam campers were wearing handmade tunics and smocks (especially after Cal Patch’s Squam Smock class the first day) that I even heard one sweet tunic-clad camper call them “the Squam uniform!” I’m definitely feeling the urge to make a cozy, summery, smock-y tunic now, and Patstar‘s Hexa-Penta v4, ichstrickewieder‘s Lanesplitter Tunika, and MissKadri‘s Still Light Tunic are such inspiring project examples.


Finally, I couldn’t help but include kelleyjogirl‘s Cutie Mosquito, because, well, they were a big part of the past week too. ;) If only the real ones were so adorable!