Hello! Long time, no talk. I haven’t been writing, but boy have I been crocheting, and so now there is lots to talk about!
Back in May, my daughter was sick for two days (she has caught every germ possible this year). During this time, we watched The Lorax, not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES! It is a really great movie with fun music and a good message. Plus, you just want to give the Lorax a hug every time he’s on screen. The Unless quote comes from him (and Dr. Seuss), “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.”
A couple of weeks later I listened to this podcast by bhooked crochet. It was an interview with London Kaye, and she talked about her start with yarn bombing and how her career has grown from it.
I must have had these two things on my mind because when I woke up one morning, my very first public yarn bomb idea hit me.
I immediately recruited my daughter for help, and she started making Treffalu Trees from homemade pom poms and floral sticks.
I went to work on The Lorax, only my second amigurumi.
And of course we made an unless sign, and made a Thneed, for good measure.
We woke up early on a Saturday, and set everything up on and around an old tree that had to be cut down this year. The tree was one of the oldest in the city and during the farmer’s markets, in the summer, all the kids would try to climb it. It was very sad to see it go.
Here are some finished pictures of the yarn bomb. Another person made the wooden sign, we added around it.
When we went to the farmer’s market later, C was so excited to see people taking pictures and talking about “her art”.
Have you ever tried to yarn bomb? Where and what did you do? I’d love to hear about it!
Hope you all are doing well. Happy Crocheting!