Hurray! Meredith over at OneSheepishGirl declared that today (Sept. 29th) to be Sheepish Yarn Bomb Day. So, of course, I had to participate. :-)
I went through a lot of different thoughts of what I would make to bomb, and finally settled on granny hearts (pattern here). At first, I was going to put them up in a tree by the child development lab at Oakwood but then I felt like they wouldn't be fully appreciated... I dunno...
Plan B was to go downtown and bomb there. So off I gallivanted to share my yarny creations with strangers in the park.
|The Trusty Bomb Kit|
Now, on to the main event.
|My message tags.|
Here are my hearts with their lovely message tails :)
|Oh, my hearts a flutter!|
I'm very happy with how they came out. ^.^ And it was a little breezy this evening, so they were fluttering quite nicely.
While I was putting them up, a few people asked me what I was doing, and when I told them about the yarn bombing day and my attachments- these strangers smiled at me in such a kind way. Like they appreciated the messages... especially the 'call your family' one. I really hope that someone does. Sometimes we get so busy that we can forget to check in on those people most important to us... I know it happens to me.
So yeah, this was my second time yarn bombing, but my first time going guerrilla art with it. (My first was at a yarn shop after the owner asked me to do it... Not very daring.) This time I felt... sneaky... and odd. Like people were thinking 'what the crap is that girl doing...' as I tied a heart from a willow tree branch. But when I finished I was so excited that I did it. My heart felt like it was racing and I couldn't stop smiling.
Thanks to Meredith for giving me an excuse to do something different and exciting and new. ^.^ I've been checking the instagram tag and it's amazing how many people participated so far! (Shout out to Erica of Caught On a Whim! Your bows are darling!) It's so awesome that one person can have an idea and through the internet that idea can spread across the world. I'm constantly in awe at the power of this 'blogosphere'... Welp, I guess I've made this long enough. Good night & if you haven't visited OneSheepishGirl yet, you should. It's lovely. And check out the instagram tag #sheepishyarnbomb... OK, Good night for real. ^.^