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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.

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!

All You Knit is Love…

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A bit different from the yarn bombs I usually share, this one is literally knit graffiti. It also happens to be the perfect reminder when you happen to be up at 2am the night before a party trying to finish a gift.  I’m not sure where it originated (I found it on KnitHacker.com), but it’s fantastic.

And for those of you who now have the song stuck in your head, and/or need a Beatles fix, you can click HERE

The Fate of the Pay Phone

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In a time where cell phones and smart phones dominate, the traditional pay phone is nearly extinct. When you do cross paths with this endangered species, it’s often in a horrible state of disrepair.

California artist Lorna Watt, a.k.a. Knits for Life, comments on the fate of the pay phone in this yarn bomb.  Completed in February 2013, her installation breathes new life into a tired remnant.  You can read more about it here.

On another note, Lorna’s also looking for people to help her with the next San Mateo yarn bomb.  Additional details available here.

Stop Sign Flowers

A mysterious yarn bomber known as “Knitting Guy” decided to beautify his neighborhood by turning stop signs into flowers. On April 22, 2012, one hundred of these were “planted” around San Diego (flower location map). While most people enjoyed the yarn creations, the city said they needed to come down, sparking controversy and media attention.

Sadly, a campaign by council member Lorie Zapf, a petition on change.org, and many Facebook supporters were not enough to prevail.  By May 25, the city had removed most of the flowers.

To keep the movement alive, Knitting Guy has posted the pattern on his website.  Additionally, he hosts a photo gallery to showcase other people’s creations.   A great idea as you plan for International Yarn Bombing Day in June…