Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Yarn Bombing 2012

So I finially did it! Yarn bombing has been on my to-do list for ages and on International Yarn Bombing day I got my yarn bomb on. The week before I made sure I knit up a little swatch out of some pretty thrifted yarn so that I wouldn't forget.
On Saturday morning all through the early afternoon it was raining and yucky out and I was not excited to yarn bomb in that weather. By the late afternoon/eary evening it had cleared up and turned into a beautiful sunny day. Ivan and I had to run to the hardware store and ended up near Ottawa Street. For those of you who don't live around Hamilton, Ottawa Street is basically fabric store central and I thought it would be a good location for some yarn bombing. We walked down to the little courtyard area where there is a statue and some decorative thimbles hanging out. I had planned on yarn bombing a pole but I couldn't resist the thimbles and even though I hadn't made my square quite big enough for that, I made it work!
Let's just pretend my hair doesn't look totally insane, ok?

I was less nervous than I thought I would be to yarn bomb. It's not much (I totally wish I could cover a bridge!) but I was happy with my small contribution to International Yarn Bombing Day 2012. Did anyone else find something to yarn bomb? 

♥elycia

PS. Last chance to enter the blurb giveaway! I will announce the winner later today.

53 comments:

  1. Yay! That looks fab. Fight the power! (with yarn!) Jen x

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  2. That's so awesome! What a neat idea,I need to google that!

    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  3. Fantastic. I am glad you did it!

    Your hair doesn't look insane. haha. Just unkept which is wonderful!

    Anna

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  4. Way to go! I haven't done it but I would love to!

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  5. I really want to do Yarn Bombing :) I love that chunky wool it's awesome - I might start with the lamp posts in my road and see if people notice - that might be fun.

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  6. Yay! im yet to pop my yarn bombing cherry, should have done it on the day but i will soon! :)

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  7. amazing! I should pay more attention next year and try my had at it as well!
    Loving the colours on your bomb :)

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  8. I love it! Plus the yarn colors match with your outfit, how cool :)

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  9. Your contribution is gorgeous. :)
    I didn't do anything... :/ Maybe next year, or I'll make it myself Debora's yarn bombing day.

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  10. so cute! you & your yarn!! and it is so awesome that they have little thimbles hanging out!

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  11. That is so cute, Elycia! I think a thimble statue is the perfect thing to add a little yarn to. :]

    I didn't yarn bomb anything for International Yarn Bombing Day. :[ But, yarn bombing something is on my to-do list for the year...

    Happy Wednesday!
    -Allie

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  12. ha! Love it.. way to be a crafty 'vandal' ;o) You need to come down and re-teach me to knit... I want to do it again!
    IF I ever bombed anything I could only dream that it would look as gorgeous as this:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/57913545178246277/
    Doily trees... le sigh!

    Mel ;o)
    needle and nest

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    1. That is beautiful!!!! Project for next year's yarn bombing!!

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  13. I love the colors and maybe I'm insane-but I think your hair looks AWESOME! Love your outfit too :)

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  14. I love it! And those colors are so beautiful! I want to learn to knit so badly, I tried teaching myself crochet, did okay but didn't keep up with it. Do you knit AND crochet? Which would you reccomend I try adding to my many creative hobbies?

    xomando

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    1. Yes I knit and crochet! I learned to knit when I was a kid and crochet just a few years ago. I would say crochet is physically easier but I find the instructions harder to follow. Knitting is easier to make mistakes and harder to fix them (for me anyways). Try both and see which you prefer!

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  15. SO COOL!!! That color is what really is amazing... I'm so found of blue/pink color combos. Actually, in reality, I'm jealous that the thimble gets to wear that. ;P

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  16. This is really nice and cute. I like the colors you have used :)

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  17. Yay! I am still learning how to knit. I do love it. Such a relaxing and productive winter hobby! And your tights matched the yarn, but I'm sure you planned that, right? ;)

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    1. I sure did! Not mega planned but kind of a last minute plan when I was picking my tights.

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  18. dang it, this is cute! you're cute! ... i really need to learn to knit.

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  19. I love the colors you picked they are so fun! I'm learning how to knit maybe next year I will be good enough to do this! Fight the power! Yarn Bomb!

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  20. That's so cute! I wonder how long its going to stay there. You should go back and check on it sometime :) I bet it made a lot of people smile... And a lot of people scratch their heads...

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    1. Yeah, I've been wondering that too! I'll probably end up there sometime soon and I'll take a look!

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  21. It looks so beautiful and I love all the colors you used!! PS I think your hair looks lovely and the color is really pretty!

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  22. Your hair is so frizzy from bleaching it! You need to deep-condition.

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    1. Well duh! Ha! I know that and I have been. You'll be happy to know it's looking better already.

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  23. Absolutely wonderful. Well done. <3

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  24. Awesome! I can't knit (or crochet) but if I could this is something I would definitely do! My city could use a little extra colour

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  25. I love your yarn bomb. Obviously, how could your resist the thimbles. duh. you hair looks cute too......

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  26. i had no idea what yarn bombing was, so i wikipediaed it. SO cool!

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  27. Way to go! It looks awesome!

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  28. Come yarn bomb my dining room chairs.

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  29. I am so happy you did this! I planned on bombing something, but it rained. Womp womp.

    I've made a pact with a friend that we will do some crafty vandalizing while I'm in Yellowknife next month, though. That will be my way of making up for missing the actual day.

    Wanna join us? ;)

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    1. P.S. Way to not even take off your purse and get comfortable. Were you paranoid you were going to get chased out of there by a stick wielding old lady?

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  30. I didn't get out to it this year but last year I did a few: http://thepaintedpisces.blogspot.com/2011/07/bombing-with-flower-power.html

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  31. Eeep! Elycia, you are adorable!
    I was just thinking that I love your hair like this, it doesn't look insane!!
    I need to start crocheting again, I love the idea of yarn bombing. It's like crafter's graffiti!

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  32. Oh my gosh, got a serious new girl crush goin on! You are just friggin adorable! I am completely in love with your wardrobe, going to spend my evening soaking up inspiration from your catalogue of outfit posts :) Greetings from Ireland, Khrystyna

    http://www.littlerubyrobin.blogspot.ie/

    http://www.littlerubyrobin.blogspot.ie

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  33. I ADORE that you did this. I love that picture of you - I can feel your heart racing as you hurry to stitch things up. So cute!

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  34. *screams* SO GOOD!

    In Australia they call it Guerilla Knitting and I love it. My mother-in-law is so into it (and she is seventy-five). It is so cute, her and her mates get all naughty!

    It always makes my day to see some - like a rare sighting.

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  35. Yay for being brave enough! I liked your yarn bombing :-) Also I'm excited to see where you're going with your hair (although the blonde-y white suits you really well!)

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  36. How absolutely awesome! My knitting skills are still far too novice to be able to tackle such a project. Someday!

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  37. Woohoo! Your yarn bombing looks awesome! That thimble is just so cute. How could you not yarn bomb something as cute as that?? We need to join forces and cover a bridge with yarn. Let's do it! ;-)

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  38. hey! i just stumbled across your blog 2 days ago and a couple of minutes ago i thought: check it out again! funny enogh i am wearing the roses dress you are waering in your yarnbombing picture right now! what a coincidence!
    wish you the best and you've got yourself an new reader from germany! :D

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  39. Ah, that is so awesome. I am lame and didn't know of such a monumental holiday, but next year I think I'll have to get my yarn bomb game face on!

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  40. Love it love it LOVE IT! Wish I participated! GAH. I will yarn bomb something one day!! :)

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  41. hello! I follow you, I love your style

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