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Yarn Bombing

Monday November 8, 2010 Those of you who know me know that I am a sort of Peacenik from way back! Yarn bombing really speaks to my sensibilities! I had a blast last Friday bombing a perfectly darling bench in front of my favorite local yarn store (LYS), Fuzzy Wuzzy Yarn Store in Arlington heights, IL www.fuzzywuzzyyarns.com
The occasion was the first anniversary of Fuzzy Wuzzy, my new fiber home. Thursday afternoon and evening I stitched like mad and made a colorful strip that included both crochet and knit patches. I had eyeballed the bench for size on Wed. when I was there and took of from there.

Easy Friday morning after exercise and looking like crap, I slinked on over to the so as to attach the strip before Chris the owner arrived to open the store. I kept my eye out for cops and I was lucky because only one lady walked by and a bus was idling behind me, but I don’t think the driver was aware! I stitched it on in 20 minutes. Nearly froze but the smile on my face kept me warm. Chris, the owner, didn’t notice when she arrived. She is always carrying bags upon bags and struggles to get in the door! Finally about 1:30 PM she called to ask if I was the bomber because “it is crocheted.” I was very happy to inform her that I included two patches of knitting too!! She loved it and said a man from the village was in this morning (parking problems) and he said we should do it all around the village!


At the anniversary party that night many had already heard about the bombing out front or saw it when they came in. It was appreciated and they got quite a kick out of it. Try it-it is fun!!

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my latest book acquisition, Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffitti by Mandy Moore.
It is not a new book, but I am very selective these days since my crochet book collection is already over 300. This proves to be a special one, though, and inspirational for some more bombing too! Let me know what you've yarn-bombed lately! I'd love to see pics too!


Here's some other bombing I've done:

Comments

Kristie said…
Love it...totally cool!!!
I love this idea...I'm so inspired I'm going to organise a flash yarn bombing in the UK for the New Year. I love your blog too.

Louise
(aka the sleepybadger)
Great post! We hope that you'll love the book. The authors were great in talking to us.

More so, put up more work!!! The ode to you favorite fiber place is perfect (Timeline did her own dedication to her favorite yarn store) but keep going!

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