Thursday, January 6, 2011

yarn bombing!

a gas station and pumps covered in yarn!

a tree with baubles!

nice little cap for a bus stop!

didn't know that phone booths even existed any more!

Wikipedia describes yarn bombing as "a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk." Talk about finishing a project! I can't imagine the commitment it takes to cover an entire gas station, phone booth or tree with yarn! It takes a lot out of me to just make an afghan, since I prefer quick results for my effort!
If you are like me, you are thinking, "Is that really good for a tree?" or, "It must be kinda gross when it rains", don't worry your little head any more! They are not meant for the long run, but just for a temporary brightening up. After all, just a few snips of the scissors and all is removed, but for a little while, the most ordinary and dull things are livened up with color and texture. I would love to come across such a whimsical display, but lack the patience to create one myself!


  1. Love this. The hat for the bus stop is adorable!

  2. Oh my goodness!
    Who thought of this???
    It's actually incredible!!!!!
    Love the hat...and the phone booth.'s all quite interesting and colorful and amazing:))

  3. I've seen this before and just love it! The world needs more yarn bombing!

  4. I love the hat on the bus stop! TOOOO cute!

  5. holy cow that is insane!!! I want to yarn bomb my toilet now... it would look so much more stylish :)

    cute blog!!

  6. ha, i love the hat one! i've been seeing these for years but they are getting really creative now. there's a good piece about them in that documentary "handmade nation."

  7. I was looking at some photos yesterday and came across a bull statue completely covered!!! It was amazing! I think I'm inspired to try this myself and already have my target in mind.

  8. I love this stuff, lol. The phonebooth is especially cool.