Saturday, September 29, 2012

Yarn Bombing

Yarn bombing is something I've been interested in doing ever since I first heard of it.  Also called yarn storming, gorilla knitting, graffiti knitting, and urban knitting, it's when you knit something and display it in a public place like on a bike rack or a lamp post.  I'm enamored of it because it seems playful and a teensy bit devious which are not adjectives that people would generally attribute to knitting.

Last week, Meredith over at One Sheepish Girl announced that she was declaring today Sheepish Yarn Bombing Day and invited her readers to participate.  Here was my chance. I was nervous and excited and I was totally going to do it!

In her post about yarn bombing, Meredith suggested crocheting leaves, and I ran with that idea.  I'm not a crocheter (although I'm not against the idea), so I made up my own pattern for knitting leaves that I'll share with you in my next post.  I whipped up 19 bright yellow leaves because that was how many I could make before I ran out of yarn, then I hung them on a little tree in the park by my house.

Have you ever yarn bombed before?  Were you nervous?  I was!


  1. I love your leaves - they feel like fall and holidays and decorating for coziness streetcolor

  2. They're really beautiful - I'm feeling inspired!

  3. Thanks! I highly recommend giving it a try. It's such a great feeling to drive by that tree and see my leaves dancing around in the wind.

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  5. Your leaves are absolutely beautiful!! Thank you so much for participating! :)

  6. Aaaw, thanks! And thank you so much for hosting the yarn bombing day! I would never have worked up the courage to do it without you.


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