June 11 – International Yarn Bombing Day

If you have been on the fence about trying your hand/needles at yarn bombing, this is a perfect time to start.

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How to start? Its easy. Grab some knitting needles, or a crochet hook, and some yarn. Pick that old ball of acrylic that you just don’t want to use on anything, but can’t bear to just throw it out. Now, start knitting/crocheting. EASY.

You can start with a rectangle, say 3 inches wide and 12 inches long. Make it loosely, so it will stretch. You can use huge knitting needles and multiple balls of yarn if you want, so the knitting goes super fast.

Leave a long tail of yarn at the end, attach an upholstery needle, and you are set. Put your first yarn bomb in a bag, with a little pair of scissors/nail clippers, and head outside.

Wrap that beautiful piece of street art around a sign post, a bench, a bicycle rack, tree, anything you want. Stitch it in place with the yarn tail, clip the yarn, and you are done.

Take some pictures, and you have officially joined the fun, silly, exciting and extremely creative yarn bombing, knit graffiti world.

Go back later to see if you bomb is still there, and start planning your next one.

You can add a paper/cloth tag to it with your name, your website, a message if you like, or leave it anonymous… ITS ALL UP TO YOU.

Have fun, be daring, and think outside the box.

Off to New Zealand

This is my woolly tag for the “Woolly Walk Along” in Devonport, New Zealand. I started knitting with the shaggy rainbow bit, but, it really wasn’t big enough… no problem, just pull up some stitches on the end, and keep going. How could I resist the Neon pink yarn at the bottom of my stash?

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This is going in the mail tomorrow, as soon as I make a little name tag for it. Hopefully it won’t take to long to travel the 12,000 kilometres to Auckland.

Approximate distance as the crow flies in miles from Auckland New Zealand to Calgary Canada is 7460 miles or 12003.14 Kilometers…. from the very handy Travel Distance Calculator Site

Now, for a quick trip to the mall, maybe I can find a little Canadian treat to slip into the envelope. :)

Who says knitting isn’t cool?

Check this out, I think it’s an Irish cell phone ad, based on knit graffiti. “Operation Cheer Up”

Today, I’ve been working on a piece to send to Auckland, New Zealand for the Woolly Walk Along. You can get more information at KnittyGraffity. The best news is there is still time for you to join in and send your knitting or crochet to be part of the display. I’ll post pics before I send mine off.

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Calgary Olympic Plaza, yarn bombed.

By the time I left there were more than half a dozen knitters/crocheters involved… and I left before the end of the event… who knows, there could have been a MOB of Knit Bombers by 4 pm … I will have to find out the specific details…

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.

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:

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