The world can overwhelm me at times, so I crave a simple life, not dominated by commercialism, respecting the art of the hand made and living in the present moment.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
International Yarn Bombing Day - 11 June 2011
Yarn bombing, aka yarn graffiti, has been around for a few years now. It seems to be better known in Europe and the USA than here in Australia, but I notice a few more fibre graffiti persons are leaving their knit tags around the place. And today has been adopted by yarnbombers as International Yarn Bombing Day.
I wanted to do my little bit to contribute to the event, so today I've nonchalantly wandered around my local area hanging crocheted spirals and fluffy pompoms in trees and popping on a knitted bollard sock here and there. I mean, why not?
What I love is when there's an engagement with a member of the public who bravely comes and asks "what are you doing, what's it for" and chuckles gleefully at the irony of knit graffiti.
I think it's these little bits of happiness that make it so much fun.