Knit Trees

March 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

I write frequently about how much I love a good yarn bombing. I especially love them when they show more creativity than just wrapping an object.

Take a look at this beautiful tree photographed by Ilginc Tasarimlar…

I wish the trees in my neighborhood looked like that! It reminds me or something out of Dr. Seuss or Disney World.

The fabulous deCordova Museum near Boston, MA is actually hosting a yarn bombing event in March 24, 2012 at 12 pm. Drop-in from 12–3 pm with The South End Knitters where you can come and work with them and ‘yarn bomb’ deCordova! This is a drop-in program open to all knitters and those that would like to learn. It is free with Museum admission.

The South End Knitters, Haiku (detail), 2011–2012

The South End Knitters have done some amazing work in and around Boston. Their website has some wonderful examples if you’re considering a yarn bombing of your own!

On a different note, how could any of us forget the terrible tragedy in Japan when they were hit by a tsunami not long ago? Most of us knitters and crocheters have turned to our craft when something in our lives goes badly. We find it comforting, familiar, a bit of normalcy when things are all wrong. There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week about knitters in Japan turning towards knitting as a “safety net.” Read this wonderful article here.

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