Monday, April 25, 2011

You dropped the bomb on me...

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I have seen these from time to time highlighted on the news or internet and always thought it was so neat.  A few months ago I saw the Wall Street Bull, then the other night someone posted a link to the story about the Denver bear yarn bombing.  Being awake at 1am and looking for anything to do that is not at all productive I searched google and found a bunch of stories and a few interesting blogs dedicated to yarn bombing!  Needless to say, now I am hooked (pun only sort of intended)!  I think it looks so fun and would love if any of you would be willing to help!  What??  How can you help you are asking??  That is awesome!  Thanks so much for the offer!  A few ways!

Get to hooking or knitting!  I need quite a few pieces of work for my first big bombing!  I would love to wrap the parking meter poles of our downtown square.  The piece wound need to measure 7” wide and could be as long as you’d like.  You can work horizontally or vertically.  Yep, just a rectangle!  It can be as simple or fancy as you’d like!  Stripes or rows, add appliques or a fun edging or solid is just fine too!  I didn’t get a count of how many but I would guess 60ish, I’ll get a (for sure) count in the next day or so.  You can tag these with your name, business card, etc… if you’d like.  This is a great way to use up your stash or maybe that cheap yarn you really don't like :)  This is a great way to practice beginning stitches for your beginners!

2.     If you are local or nearby COME JOIN ME!  June 11 is National Yarn Bombing day so I’d love to bomb very early that morning…just before sunrise.  I am not entirely certain if this is legal so proceed with caution.   Technically it can be considered graffiti and defacing public property though in all the stories I’ve read no one has ever been in trouble since the pieces can easily be removed.  Maybe I should check TX law??  We could meet up, bomb, and maybe grab some coffee or breakfast and see if our stuff stays up more than an hour ;)

  Bomb something by you and send us pictures!  It doesn’t have to be elaborate it can just be a simple and small piece. 

If you know me, you know I can’t do something like a normal person.  Of course I am thinking of a way to make this bigger and better.  I would love to have this kick off a summer of bombing!  My family and I will be driving from Texas to California staying in AZ for a week and CA for who knows how long.  Yeah I am going gypsy style this summer!  If only I had an RV!!  Sooo I was thinking it would be really fun to bomb big and small on my journey….rest stops, Welcome to New Mexico/Arizona/California signs, food stops, potty stops, just because stops, etc….  perhaps meet up with some of you when I am overnight in some of these places.  Meet ups would be easiest in AZ and southern California but perhaps a few other stops along the way.

Sooooo what do you think??  Do you want to help??  Do you want to join in??  Any tips, tricks, or advice you want to share?

want some inspiration for the big time bombers???  I do warn you.  Click at your own will likely spend hours scouring the internet for more pictures and want to go out and tag your 'hood immediately!

25 Amazing Yarn Bombs - lots of fun pics of some big bombs
Twilight Taggers blog - tons of inspiration and she even has a tips of the trade post
and the Queen bee of bombing is Magda of Knitta Please (her blog) she is big time and probably has no time for me but I would love to head to Austin and meet her!  
Yarn Bombing - they just came out with a book that I am pretty sure I NEED
and a facebook page dedicated to International Yarn Bombing Day

Sidenote:  I will be getting a post office box in the next day or so as well so you’ll have a place to mail them without me putting my real address online for all the bad guys to find.


Purl Gurls said...

Glad to have you aboard for International Yarnbombing Day!
Make sure you check out my Blog thats started the movement to get International Yarn Bombing Day Started :)

Lyndel said...

have fun on International Yarnbombing Day.. I know I will !
check out my blog Blue Poles, Stripe Poles & Warm Poles here at
~ enjoy

Hillery said...

At first when I saw pics of yarn bombing, I thought it was pretty cool, but then I realized that I have way too many other things to be doing with my time and creating beautiful things that I wouldn't even waste any of it on bombing. Would still love to see what you do. I am still a voyeur.