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Monday, March 19, 2012

Yarn Bombing Mystery

This popped up on the internet this weekend and it is truly amazing!  A real work of art and a labour of love, I wonder WHO did it??

"A yarn of Olympic proportions... Mystery knitter attaches 50-yard-long scarf featuring woollen athletes to pier" 

 this was the headline in the Daily Mail Online and HERE is the article by Eddie Wrenn.  Looks like  

Saltburn, in North Yorkshire, has been put on the map!

How long it must have taken to make this....

   2012! The artwork is exquisitely detailed, with cute touches such as the stitched flag shown here

             A woollen weightlifter flexes his muscles on the promenade

                           a gymnast on a pommel horse

Wool-chair athlete: The 'yarnbomber' has ensured that the paralympics are represented among the figures

June 9th 2012  is International Yarn Bombing Day, I can't wait to see what pops up this year.  I am hoping to even have a little plan going myself.   :-)


  1. I think this is such a cool idea. I have not seen any in real life? Have you?

  2. Isn't it fabulous! What a lot of work - I hope she/he/they are enjoying watching people enjoy it!
    June 9th? That's my daughter's birthday - I think it falls on a weekend this year - I think we'll have to schedule in a bit of birthday yarn bombing!!!!

  3. I've never seen anything like this! Until you started posting about yarn bombing I'd never heard of it. How neat! Can't wait to see what you come up with. :D

  4. I'm just worried it's going to get wet and go soggy...hope it doesn't get spoiled after all that work.

    Fleur xx

  5. Holy cats -= I would NEVER NEVER NEVER do that much work and then just leave it out there like that. I couldn't. I get too attached, and I don't trust people to respect it. That says SOOOOOOOO much bad about me - but I love being able to see it and wonder at it. Which doesn't really say anything good about me either. I'm an eater, not a cook?

  6. Wow...that is fun
    thank you for posting this....crazy amount of knitting!!!!

  7. I've seen this flittering about online too and it is so clever - I love this!

  8. I saw that on the news the day after it was done! A pretty impressive feat :)

  9. hi lovely! you are the WINNER of the sweet shawlettes blog tour on the tiny owl knits site!
    come here:
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    with your email and address so i can have the publishers send you a copy of the book! (your addy and email wont be displayed ill just get it in an email) :D
    sooo excited for you :) thanks for your comment!
    big hugs
    stephanie xoxox (tiny owl knits)


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