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ere I will share my crafty pursuits (usually x-posted from my other blog sweetfructose)
do some parenting/kid talk, fashion/hair wish-listing, and post general randomness, complaints,
about whatever else catches my whimsy.



here's a confession: i don't care for yarn bombing.

wikipedia describes it thusly:
Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk.

I'd sort of thought this had come and gone 5ish years ago, but I guess more mainstream outlets are just now finding out about it?

don't get me wrong, there are some forms of it that i truly enjoy. The vibrant colors can really perk up an urban landscape. sometimes, it's even kinda cute in a fauxhemian kinda way, like this tree:

so why don't i care for it? it's the long term effects really. As seen in this episode of the Mighty B (a show i really miss btw):

After a few days of rain, exposure to the environmental elements, & some mid to high temperatures, fabric gets...well, stinky. Unlike more permanent graffiti methods, the yarn starts to take on a smelly, droopy life of it's own. If there were a way to implement some sort of ongoing maintenance for these installations, i'd be 100% behind it. Even if it were as simple as untie-wash-retie or after said number of months, replace with a fresh installation. But I don't want to see some sort of droopy, sad, and forgotten lump of acrylic wrapped around a light pole.

Maybe I'm just out of the loop, or just being a fuddy duddy about the whole thing. But it's still my opinion. For now, I'll take mosaics and a spray paint can over yarn.


  1. The answer is wool! Anti-microbial (thus, why it's so good for cloth diapering), and it'd eventually felt up and form itself to its base when exposed to the elements. :)

  2. oooh! I'm allergic to wool to wool myself, but I love the texture, especially when it starts to felt! Then it would be like a fuzzy wonderland!

    OK. So wool felt I will accept. Possibly touch & rub before irritation sets in. But acrylic blends are still a no. :)