Sunday, August 26, 2012

Midnight yarn bombing

Hello everyone!
I'm moving! -laughs- In the physical world, I am in the process of packing up all my lovely yarn.
And that means going through all of my creations.
Yet again I had enough failed dead end projects to make a scrap blanket.

(also forgive all these terrible photos. I forgot my camera and had to rely on ipod. However my friend took better photos with her phone, so perhaps I will do another entry with those photos as well when I get my hands on them)
So I called up a couple friends and was like, we seriously need to do a huge yarnbombing night because I have a bunch of things that need to end up yarnbombed.
I also still had the left over pieces that got saved from the Space Invaders project. The solar system needed to be rebombed somewhere.

Funny story about the solar system. When I unpacked it all, it seemed I was missing two planets (minus Pluto  because it's not really a planet anyway). One of my yarnbombing cohorts, Brandy, said we couldn't go bomb it with missing planets. So we banged out two more planets while playing apples to apples and then went and yarn bombed.

I few people talked at us while we bombed. Most of them intoxicated that late on a Saturday night. Some questioned what we are doing, others made comments of approval, and of course, some looked at us like we all had several eyes and at least another head.

Everyone helped out and it ran waaaaaaaaay more smoothly than the first time it was installed.
Then we took the left over space invaders sleeves and the scrap blanket and went and decorated some trees near the space invaders bomb.

Brandy climbed a tree to get sleeves on the branches, after I wrapped the scrap blanket around the base.

Danika wandered off and put some of the sleeves on lower branches of another tree.

And Shanetlle and I took pictures. While Arianne enjoyed the experience, having never been apart of something like yarn bombing.
Anyway, I had an amazing night with friends and yarn bombing. I hope to get my hands on some of the better photos. I will do another post when I get my hands on those photos.


  1. What a wonderful thing to do. I live on Collinson, and walked by the tree and the solar system a few times today. They were the highlight of my day. Thanks!

    1. You are very welcome! And thanks to you for enjoying the pieces so much! It means a lot to me that we could make your day.

  2. I love this! I had just got off from work and was walking by on the other side of the street when I saw you all doing the Solar System. Great job!! I love seeing this more then spray paint or just the bare rails. =)

    1. That's the wonderful thing about yarn bombing; it's not damaging like spray graffiti can sometimes be. It's less about the graffiti and more about making people like you smile at the end of their day. Thanks for the love!

  3. We live nearby, and when we drove past the first time my 5 year old said, "hey, somebody knit a sweater for that tree!"

    1. haha, even trees need sweaters in this fashionable world. Great kid!