Hello! Happy International Yarn Bombing Day 🙂
So this is the last of the three little pieces I wanted to put up before IYBD. It was a plain piece of double crochet, using two thicknesses of bright pink wool (till it ran out), plus a white and pink flower made on an old plastic flower loom I found from my childhood. Due to the squiggly wool, the flower came out flopsy, but still sweet enough to make a cute bomb.
I’ve realised that whatever misgivings I have when I’m working on a piece and start to think it looks a bit wonky or naff, when each piece goes up I still love how it looks and think it is a massive improvement on plain railings or whatever was there before!
As usual, I had vague ideas about where to put it, and was going to wait for Saturday to launch it, but on the way out of work via Haymarket, I saw this railing by the Civic Centre that was the perfect circumference; also it was at a child’s hand-height, and this fitted in with my plan. I had put poppers (snap fasteners) on it, so that if anyone really liked it, they could take it – rather than having to cut it off which would probably wreck it. This is part of a generosity project of giving bits away instead of feeling that they have to stay there; something I’d been wanting to do for a while, but the previous two got made & launched too quickly to muster the poppers. Here the ridiculously excessive tubs of flowers are perfectly complemented by a woolly one.
To celebrate the day, after some other rather satisfactory social arrangements, I went on to Tilley’s Bar to meet some of the Spinning Yarns crew, where J was working on a rather fetching green piece covered with crocheted flowers. We exchanged ideas about intarsia and techniques and I feel these projects could continue to run. Loved seeing all the yarn bombs that have been set off today, from the tiny and meek up to the fantastically ambitious and creative! Hope they stay where many people can love them!