Meet Gosh Yarn It!, Adam Edition

Adam + A Lot More Adams

Adam + A Lot More Adams

Name: Dr. Adam Henry Barin, the Third, Esq.

School/Year: Columbia College, 2016 A.D.

Joined (date): October 2012 A.D.

What were the circumstances of your discovery of Gosh Yarn It!?  From a very young age, I am have been inspired to not knit. I have been not knitting since I was just a wee fetus. It is this passion and the passion to empower other not knitters despite the tsunami of peer pressures to conform that led me to enroll in Gosh Yarn It! It was the Vice President, Guerrilla Coordinator, Recruitment Officer, and Happiness Counselor, Zachary “the Storm” Storm Wyche, that brought me into the fold. I was initially recruited as a (Yarn Bombing) Guerilla Consultant and have since expanded my role.

Knitting, crocheting, weaving, sewing, or other?  I am a non-knitter, and I am gosh yarn proud of it!

Favourite Colour Yarn:  Invisible.

The best part of Gosh Yarn It! is…  The snackage and the people.

If you could name an honorary Gosh Yarner (preferably a Columbia or Barnard alum) it would be…  Attila the Hun, CC 1975; Kanye West, SEAS 1788

Favorite Quote(s): Unnhh – Rick Ross

The ink of a scholar is worth a thousand times more than the blood of a martyr. – The Prophet Mohammed

Favorite Fictional Character:  Mitt Romney (I don’t believe he is real.) or Bugs Bunny

Rank the Following : knitting, crocheting, nutella, queso, \S/uperman, sex, Columbia, beer, bananas, Christopher Nolan

Sex. Columbia. Beer. Queso. Christopher Nolan. \S/uperman. Nutella. Bananas. Knitting. Crocheting.

Make an original yarn/knitting/crocheting related pun:

What happened to the cat who ate a ball of yarn? She had mittens!

Meet Gosh Yarn It!, Zach Edition

Zach

Zach, Zipped Up
Photo credit: Raquel Ledezma-Haight

Name: Zach

School/Year: SEAS 2016

Joined (date): September 2012

What were the circumstances of your discovery of Gosh Yarn It!?  Sam told me she was starting a knitting club, and I felt the urge to relive my fourth grade year.

Knitting, crocheting, weaving, sewing, or other?  Knitting, sewing, Stringing Lacrosse Sticks

Favourite Colour Yarn: Purple with gold glitter

The best part of Gosh Yarn It! is…  Coming up with ways to dominate the world with the yarn arts.

If you could name an honorary Gosh Yarner (preferably a Columbia or Barnard alum) it would be… Leonardo Da Vinci

Favorite Quote(s):   “Always shoot for the moon, and even if you miss, you’ll be in space dude!” – George Washington

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

Favorite Fictional Character: Rudy Tabootie from “ChalkZone”… Or maybe Huey Freeman from “Boondocks”

Rank the Following : knitting, crocheting, nutella, queso, \S/uperman, sex, Columbia, beer, bananas, Christopher Nolan

Knitting, crocheting, Columbia, Christopher Nolan, sex, queso (the Texas type), beer, bananas, Superman, nutella

Make an original yarn/knitting/crocheting related pun:

Joining Gosh Yarn It! is inevKNITable.

Becca’s Self Discovery: A Wholesome Yarn

My entire life, I knew I was a knitter.

I loved knitting. I loved the way my needles felt slipping and sliding against each other. I loved the way my yarn piled up in gentle loops and knotted together to make patterned creations. I loved the way my projects laid in layers in corners and on tables and on the hands of my friends. I loved the way knitting made me feel.

But then I entered college, and suddenly I was confronted with a confusing new attraction.

Her name was Sam. Her smile was wide and her ambiguous racial complexion had not a hint of one blemish. A Texas native, she spoke in a deep southern accent and talked often of her adventures lassoing cacti and riding rodeo bulls.

Sam was my first.

Crochet teacher. She saw my wide enthusiastic eyes and the way I unconsciously drifted towards the crocheting needles, and she took me under her wing. I explained that this was my first time. That I was a knitter. That I was not a crocheter. That I didn’t yarn that way.  That I wasn’t …. Like that.

But still she persisted. Not with her words. Not with tangible pressure. But with that damn needle. With the way she held it, with the way she felt it, with the way she created, finished, projects with it.

Crochet needles are different than knitting needles. They’re softer, gentler. They work alone, needing only a soft, simple hump and a final curved hook. I was fascinated by the movement of crochet needles. I was fascinated by the beauty they created.

My first lesson was magical. I fell in love with crocheting almost instantly. I remembered my knitting needles. I remembered the way they felt against each other, and the way they felt against my hand. I just didn’t remember why I thought that my love of knitting somehow canceled my potential to love crocheting just as much.

I still struggle every day to couple my love of knitting with my love of crocheting. I am a crocheter, but I am also a knitter still.  I am a Gosh-Yarn-iter, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Meet Gosh Yarn It!, Becca Edition

Becca + Best Hat Ever

Becca + Best Hat Ever

Name: Becca Stussman

School/Year: SEAS 2016

Joined: Fall 2012

What were the circumstances of your discovery of Gosh Yarn It!? I met this cool girl from Texas who told me that if I knitted she’d teach me how to lasso a cactus.

Knitting, crocheting, weaving, sewing, or other? Kitting, crocheting, and weaving. Not sewing. F*CK SEWING!!!!

Favourite Colour Yarn: Rainbow! (duh)

The best part of Gosh Yarn It! is… The beautiful, fabulous, fun, wonderful, friendly, encouraging, and relaxed yarn colors. And the people of course!

If you could name an honorary Gosh Yarner (preferably a Columbia or Barnard alum) it would be… JESUS

Favorite Quote: Gosh darn it! I got chocolate on my sleeve!” –Samantha Duncan

Favorite Fictional Person: Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Rank the Following : knitting, crocheting, nutella, queso, \S/uperman, sex, Columbia, beer, bananas, Christopher Nolan

Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex, sex

JUST KIDDING!

Crocheting, Columbia, queso, sex, bananas, knitting, nutella, \S/uperman,  beer, Christopher Nolan

Make an original yarn/knitting/crocheting related pun:

Don’t share needles…… KNITTING needles haha!

Meet Gosh Yarn It!, Serena Edition

Serena Simkus + Superhero

Serena Simkus + Superhero
Photo Credit: Kidest Fikremariam

Name: Serena Simkus

School/Year: SEAS freshman

Joined (date): like 2 weeks agoooo

What were the circumstances of your discovery of Gosh Yarn It!? I’m friends with Sam… and Becca… and Simone…

Knitting, crocheting, weaving, sewing, or other? I only know how to knit.

Favourite Colour Yarn: Blue

The best part of Gosh Yarn It! is… Sam and Becca and Simone, oh my! (and the fact that you don’t actually have to knit or crochet or do anything…)

If you could name an honorary Gosh Yarner (preferably a Columbia or Barnard alum) it would be… Jake Gyllenhaal

Rank the Following : knitting, crocheting, nutella, queso, \S/uperman, sex, Columbia, beer, bananas, Christopher Nolan

1. Columbia, 2. queso, 3. nutella, 4. sex, 5. \S/uperman, 6. Christopher Nolan, 7. bananas, 8. knitting, 9. beer, 10. crocheting