Yarn bomb!

16 Oct

Have you heard of yarn bombing?  Go ahead and do an online search, if not.  It’s a fun bit of crafty street art that has been popping up all over the world, even in our little corner of the UK.  A slightly off-kilter sight met our eyes, as we walked home today past the remains of a recent town festival:

There may have been giggles involved.

The yarn pieces were all tagged with the group’s name, and a few “clues”.

This one is Pippi Longstocking — see it?

Can you guess these book references?  You can check out more information about this particular yarn bombing from one of the creators.

Posts, benches, bike racks, mesh, these small colorful treasures have weathered a few days of rain and are still providing a bright splash of charm for all passersby.  Gosh, it makes me want to knit a scarf for a tree.

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9 Responses to “Yarn bomb!”

  1. dogbusinessebooks October 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    Those yarn bombs are adorable.

  2. Zazzy October 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Are people supposed to take the knitted projects? I haven’t heard of this before but I’ve seen photos of the tree scarves. If I could knit I’d be totally making tree scarves.

    • Monique October 22, 2012 at 9:48 am #

      I’m not really sure. I think if people do take them they are encouraged to unravel the projects and reuse the yarn for another project. Or else give the trees in their yards a permanent scarf?

  3. Jody October 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    That’s a new one for me! Now I’ll be all smart if and when I see do a yarn bomb!

    • Monique October 22, 2012 at 9:46 am #

      I hadn’t seen a yarn bombing outside of the newspaper/online reports before — I felt so au courant (lol)!

  4. stitch this October 23, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Oh, I wouldn’t mind if someone whipped them away…..they were fun to make tho…. 🙂

    • Monique October 25, 2012 at 8:20 am #

      ~waving!~ Hi! You’re like a yarn superhero!

      • stitch this February 10, 2013 at 12:08 am #

        Hahha hahha superhero yay!!!!

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