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Clothes for the Naked

Cowra Yarn Bomb

This once-naked statue in Australia now dons a granny square bikini thanks to some women from the Senior Citizens Centre.  Feeling bad for the lady outside of Tastebuds of Cowra Cafe, the ladies decided to crochet some clothing to protect her modesty.  Love it!

To read more or see additional photos, click HERE.

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Yarn Bombing a Bridge

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The Broadway Bridge in Portland will turn 100 next month and volunteers have come up with a creative way to honor it: YARN BOMBING!

The bridge is the longest rail-type Bascule bridge still in existence.  It spans 1,742 feet (571 meters) over the Willamette River, in Portland, Oregon.  Organizers hope to cover one whole side with their knit and crochet handiwork.  So far, 150 volunteers have helped create a yarn banner shown above;  it’s already the city’s largest knitted art installation in history.

The project will end with a block party on August 10, to celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Broadway Bridge.


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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What a beautiful day in the neighborhood…

The latest victim of a yarn bombing is this Mr Rogers statue in Pittsburgh.  Anyone who grew up watching this children’s television icon knows that each afternoon he came in the door and swapped his suit jacket for a lovely cardigan, so this couldn’t be more perfect.

Additional info and photo available HERE

It’s Park Season

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Flipping through my WordPress reader this morning, I came across this lovely example of  guerrilla knitting.  Since it is a combination of many of my favorite things (yarn, sunshine, and geekery), I had to share it with you.

“Park It” was done by yarn artist Knits For Life over 4th of July weekend.  Inspired by Hottea’s Minneapolis fence work, she set out to bring some new life into her sister’s town of Foster City.  Simply wonderful!

Cro.Sh.Amy

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For the past few years we’ve seen uni-named Hollywood power couples:  Bennifer, TomKat, and Brangelina.  The newest edition to the pack is  Big Bang Theory’s  Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler, otherwise known as Shamy.  ❤

How do you make that better?  Add yarn, of course!  Shown here is an amigurumi likeness (artist unknown) which appeared on Facebook yesterday.

“Math, science, history, UNRAVELING the mysteries, that all started with the big bang!”

A Sweater for the Woolly Mammoth

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The life-size sculptures of ice age mammals at Whitehorse’s Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre are now wearing colorful knits. The woolly mammoth is sporting a stylish sweater, while the beaver rocks some sweet pajamas, all thanks to Yarn Bomb Yukon.

“The whole process, including the mammoth and the beaver, took about three hours,” said Jessica Vellenga of Yarn Bomb Yukon.  “We had to use some ladders and draped it and sort of form-fit it around with spare pieces . . .  We took darning needles and lots of yarn and stitched it all into one big piece.”

Yarn Bomb Yukon says it had permission from the museum for the bombing, and it was timed to coincide with the Canadian Museums Association Conference which starts in Whitehorse next Monday.

To see more photos and read about this project, you can check out Yarn Bomb Yukon’s blog here:  http://yarnbombyukon.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/knitting-for-pre-history-yarn-bombing-ice-age-mammals/

Happy Birthday, Tim Curry

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On April 19, 1946, Timothy James Curry was born. A cult icon, Curry is the genius behind some of pop culture’s most beloved characters.  In 1975 he gave  us  one the most cherished characters in cinematic history:  Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.   Curry captivated the world with his musical ability, acting presence, and sheer comedic timing.

In saluting the legend on his birthday, I give you MrsPoppy77‘s crochet creation.  This little Dr. Frank-N-Furter is made from baby merino, measures 7cm tall, and is available for purchase on ETSY.