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« on: June 11, 2011 02:58:08 PM »

If you're not aware already, yarn-bombing is street art composed of yarn-based crafts (mainly knitting and crochet). Today, June 11th, is international yarn-bombing DAY!

I discovered yarn-bombing a few months ago, but the lazy person in me waited until three days before the "official day" to make a plan. Originally, I planned to knit basic pieces and cover the tree with them. Fast-forward, to yesterday afternoon, I realized there was no chance I was going to finish. SO, I unraveled the bits that I had knitted, tied the different colors together, rolled them into a ball, then unrolled them around the trunk of the tree in front of my house. I also made pom-poms with a crocheted chain and hung them from the branches. I'm pretty proud considering how quickly the idea/process came out. I know yarn-bombing is typically more...risky? (like graffiti), but I wasn't really willing to offend anyone, other than confuse a few non-crafty neighbors.  Grin

Funny Story: I set it up last night at about 10 PM, and the few people outside mostly ignored me or didn't notice. Two of my neighbors were talking pretty loudly across the street, and then suddenly began to whisper. I just assumed they were talking about the strange figure on the other side of the street, wrapping yarn around a tree because all I heard was the word "weird".  Grin

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Tree4 by LTMinCA, on Flickr
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Tree6 by LTMinCA, on Flickr
^Day after, me with my precious work of art.

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011 03:11:55 PM »

awesome!  i participated in International Yarn-Bombing Day as well, though nothing that large.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011 11:18:19 AM »

It looks great! The bright colors are fab. I hope it will get to stay up for a while.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011 03:54:14 PM »

It looks great! The bright colors are fab. I hope it will get to stay up for a while.

Unfortunately I took it down today. My mom and I decided, it will be an anual thing: to have our tree decorated by yarn for one day of the year, and then take it down. But, thank you! Smiley
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