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minh
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  2:33:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I keep reading articles and seeing pictures of yarn bombing (sometimes knitting, sometimes crochet) so I am curious:
- where have you seen yarn bombing?
- do you take part in yarn bombing?

I often see yarn bombings near yarn stores (trees, benches, railings). The last 'display' I saw at Blarney Castle in Ireland. Here is an article about it with a slideshow at the end, but it doesn't do justice to the knitted lace and intarsia I saw there:
http://www.corktextiles.com/Events/yarnbombing-at-blarney.html

eldergirl
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  9:48:21 PM  Show Profile Send eldergirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It is fun to see the yarn decorations! And I am sure they were more impressive than the photos show. I have never seen any, but the one that most impressed me was the yarning of the Wall Street bull sculpture!
I can't find a link to click on for you, but maybe someone can, or maybe you know it already?
And by the way, it is lovely to read your posts again, Minh! Thank you for being here!

Best wishes,

Anna

Life is beautiful.
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purlewe
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Posted - 08/20/2013 :  06:40:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I helped yarnbomb the yarn store where I teach this summer. But I think a fantastic example of yarn bombing happened this month in Pittsburgh!

http://blog.timesunion.com/fiberarts/fifteen-minutes-of-knitting-fame/14486/

Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. ~Myrna Loy
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ikkivan
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USA
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Posted - 08/22/2013 :  07:12:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have NEVER seen any yarn-bombing in real life, only in photos, etc. But I definitely do not live in an area with a high concentration of knitters. Since I never have enough time for all the knitting on my list as it is, I know I would not waste my time on something like that. Also, I do hope folks who do this are conscientious about what happens to it in the end ... I would hate to think of lengths of yarn entangling/causing problems for wildlife as do all those plastic grocery bags caught on fences and trees (I live in the country, so am sensitive to this aspect).

I guess the closest thing I've ever done to yarn-bombing is to place SHORT lengths of scrap wool yarn out in the spring for birds to use in nest building.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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robinstephanie
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Posted - 08/22/2013 :  08:31:47 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I see yarn bombing occasionally out and about in San Francisco. Somebody (or somebodies?) particularly like to bomb bike racks in stripes. I saw an old mass of conduits transformed into a kind of alien creature once, too. That was really good.

That Pittsburgh bombing was awesome, Purlewe. My boyfriend saw it on the news and showed it to me. Amazing how far away you could be ans still see it.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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