November 30, 2010

i try not to blog more than once in one day,
but i cannot keep quiet on this one.

it’s no secret,
at least i don’t think it is,
that i love miss yokoo.
years ago, when i first started knitting,
veronica brought her to my attention,
and i fell immediately in love.

there is just something about the way she portrays herself,
not only yokoo the real person,
but yokoo the real persona,
the brand,
the icon.
i found and find her mesmerizing.
the way she constantly evolves, lives her art form,
and somehow makes a living off of it . . .

i know it’s a total cliche but she’s one of my biggest inspirations.
her dedication and perseverance motivate me to do the same,
to sit my ass down and write,
or knit,
or write about knitting.

over the past couple years,
i’ve purchased a few original yokoos.
we’ve also become internet buds,
giving each other a supportive comment,
tweeting our appreciation of each other’s crafts.
(or maybe i’m just an overzealous fan lol)

she made a name for herself on etsy and flickr,
and today, etsy released a “handmade portrait” of miss yokoo.
i was totally nervous to finally hear her voice,
and i in no way expected to hear the old soul in the video.
(though why i don’t know).

and i just felt i had to share it with you.
so here it is bitches,
the handmade portrait of yokoo:

seriously yokoo, congrats.
and in the immortal words of rupaul,
don’t fuck it up!

ps i would give a million dollars if someone can help me make the video fit within my blog column.

10 Responses to “yokoo”

  1. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Simply amazing. The video itself is so beautifully done and combined with her narration it’s like a brief peek into her soul. Thank you, Steven, for sharing this.

    p.s. did you see the instructions at the bottom of the page for imbedding the video into your blog? Just sayin’….

  2. Ytknits Says:

    Beautiful! Loved it.

  3. chrisdetmer Says:

    Very nice, Stephen.

    If you can edit the HTML embed code, you can change the dimensions of the video to fit your page. Your content column is 450px with 10px of padding on each side, so 430px is your available width. Just change the HTML to be width=”430″ height=”270″.

  4. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Hey! You got the video in! Nice.

  5. Donna Says:

    Very nice, Stephen. Thank you for introducing Yokoo and the video to me.

  6. Sunnyknitter Says:

    Loved it. Very inspirational.

  7. Robin Neeson Says:

    Really enjoyed your reflection on Yokoo followed by her video. It made me feel like I can be a better person — I also love the snow on your blog 🙂

  8. brooke Says:

    it is a realy beautiful video.. what a lovely legacy for anyone who knows her….not that i wish her any ill will, but i can think of a few loved ones that I would love to have had something like this from them after they left this earth…i can see why you are stalking. i mean such a huge fan!!

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