Preview Pics

This is a sneak preview of the yarn bombs I will be releasing tomorrow. They won’t be the only ones though, a group of knitters and crocheters will be at Olympic Plaza tomorrow morning, with yarn, hooks and needles in action. It is going to be fun to see what everyone else brings, and how the pieces all fit together.
These pics are taken on front step of my house,.. I am sure they will look much better tomorrow.

Now to pack everything up and get ready to (YARN)BOMB.

Finally, a sunny day for yarn bombing

I had these two little yarn bombs in my bag of goodies for weeks. Finally, today was the day they were released. The purple and yellow one looks ‘Easterly’ to me, and the green one, knit by my daughter, is so ‘Springy’. I sewed them on to the fence at the church and the bus bench today at noon. We are getting braver, releasing our soft graffiti in broad daylight! Have a look and see for yourself.

knit graffiti

Easter Knit Graffiti


sewing on some knit graffiti

Sewing on the knit bomb


Green Knit Graffiti

Green Soft knit graffiti


Soft and colourful on the rusty railing

Easter Egg Yarn Bomb

We also had a look around and saw all the knit bombs we placed in February are still in place. They are starting to get saggy, but, I guess that is understandable, they have been snowed on over and over in the last couple of months. I wonder how long they will last?

The flowers on the vine are still wrapped around the iron railing in front of the church. I hope it makes someone smile when they see it.

Now, back to the needles. Green yarn everywhere. Stay tuned for something GREEN. Really, really green.

Snow on the ‘caps’

I see the traffic barrier caps have made it to flickr. cap pics here. What is really cool is how many others have favourited them and included the pictures in their collections.

Knit Graffiti is fun, its fun to make, fun to install, fun to find, and now I realize its also fun to see on flickr. :)

I was planning to go out this evening and release some knitting, but the snow and the cold is changing my mind….. hmmmmm …..

Maybe something close to home..

Yarn Bomb in the News

The Calgary Herald article about the traffic barrier caps. The article goes on to an interview with the owner of my favourite yarn store.

Its all good. :)

…hhmmmm… making plans now for something this weekend….

Traffic Barrier Pics

The graffiti caps are fantastic! I hope everyone goes down for a look. There are 39 there now. As the trains went by, you could see the passengers taking pictures out of the windows.
These are the ones I submitted. I am definitely going to participate in more group knit graffiti installations.

knit bomb traffic cap

traffic barrier cap knit bomb

Inspired by a rasta hat.



Yarn Bomb in Calgary

I just had to share this site! (and I am quickly heading out the door to go see them in person)

Congrats to the Calgary ArtBomber, the yarnbomb caps look great.

We have been waiting for the snow to stop so the caps could be put out… but, really, they are warm little hats, I think they would have been fine with the snow.. LOL… of course, this is Calgary, so it might still snow again. uggg.

Calgary Traffic Barrier Yarn Bomb

I made a few of those caps, and it is so cool to see the variety of the submissions. So much creativity! I wonder what kind of reactions they are getting on the street.

… here’s a pic to get you excited:

“Flowers are How Plants Laugh” – Yoni Wolf

and we were laughing as we wrapped this little vine around the rusty old iron fence in front of the church.

Five flowers in a  row

Yarn Bombed flower vine

There has been snow off and on all weekend, so we thought a bit of spring knitting was in order. We warmed up with a Tim Hortons coffee after wrapped the vine on the railing.

Knit Graffiti Flower

Knit Graffiti Flower


Yarn bomb flowers

Too cold to bloom?

Word Spy definition of Yarn Bombing

Just to be sure of what we are doing, I checked the definition of yarn bombing:

n. The surreptitious or unauthorized placement of knitted objects on statues, posts, and other public structures.
yarn bomb v.
yarn bomber n.

Yarn bombing on the way to Prince’s Island

Pictures from last nights mischief.    Thankfully my daughter, with  Peacebone Photography is quick with her camera.   We were trying to be  ‘sneaky’, and it was getting  dark.

We released  4  yarn bombs,  two on  bench  armrests,  one on a  windmill, and  one on a bridge/fence.  Maybe  you will see them next time you are  on you way to  Prince’s Island.

 

Yarn bombing the cow bench

Yarn bombing the cow bench
The Cow Bench Cozy

The Cow Bench Cozy

 

It looks like the cows are having a close look at the ‘arm band’.

Tiny Tag on a hotel bench

Tiny Tag on a hotel bench

We had to be quick with this pretty little  piece of  yarn graffiti.  This bench is right in front of a busy hotel.  There were people coming and going,   but  no one seemed to give us much notice.

Red knitting on the  Windmill

Red knitting on the Windmill

Soft and Pink on Cold Hard Steel

Soft and Pink on Cold Hard Steel

Giraffe and Dinosaur Graffiti?

Giraffe cozy

Dinosaur cozy

I would love to see these in person,  but that would involve a fast trip to Amsterdam.  (sounds like fun, doesn’t it?)

Clicking on the pictures takes you to the  Amsterdam Zoo website,  and you can read all about it.

 

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