Monday, June 13, 2011

Yarnbombing in Serbia

I was away on a short trip to Serbia this weekend and it coincided with International Yarnbombing Day. Well, of course, I had to do some preparations so I could leave something in the city I was visiting.

My little green friend over here went with me in my suitcase and I made a special tag for June 11th.
I was traveling with a group of 6 girlfriends and it was hard finding an excuse for some needed alone time, but I managed and planted my green pal on a big statue. Wasn't quite at ease because I don't know if they appreciate this yarn art, but I didn't see any police men around so I just did it.

He looks very happy and my tag said that if you should take him with you to let me know and send some pics. The next day we passed the statue during a walking tour and he was already gone, snif...Unfortunately haven't heard anything about his whereabouts. Please let me know if you have seen him!

I was so upset and luckily I found a lost crochet flower in the pocket of my jacket so I tied it to a bush in front of our hotel.

It made me feel better and this morning when we left the hotel it was still there, yay!

status: green fellow didn't last more than a day; flower still there (I hope).

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Avond 4 daagse

Avond 4 daagse means "4 days of evenings a walking". This is something we do with the kids every year. They walk (run/skip/whine) 5 km (sometimes less, sometimes more) every evening and on the 4th day they all receive a well deserved medal.
Well, this Monday was the start and I made a piece to hang on a pole which was on the first route. Luckily it is also on the route to work, so I could sew it on Monday evening before the start. On it I embroidered the text AVOND 4 DAAGSE and the initials of the school.

I don't think anybody noticed however, but I sure had fun making it.

Like I said, I pass by there every day to and from work and I am always happy to see it is still there.

status: gone after 2 days

Saturday, June 4, 2011

International Yarnbombing Day

I read all about International Yarnbombing Day on June 11th. You can find more info about it on I saw the post of NippyHook where she calls on all yarnbombers in this country to come to Amsterdam to cover up some 'paaltjes' in Ajax colors. She even posted a pattern, how lovely!

Well, I am no an Ajax fan, but I wouldn't have let that be an issue. The problem is I am going to be out of the country. But hey, I can still leave something behind where I am that day, right?
I was thinking of leaving this little fellow somewhere:

Still haven't got a name for him though, any suggestions?


Meaning: "street play day". This is the day where the street is blocked for cars and kids are able to play freely on the street for 3 hours. It is a big thing in our neighborhood and I thought I might just yarn things up a bit by placing this one.

It is not very clear by the pictures, but I sewed on the letters "STRAAT SPEEL DAG 2011". I intended to put it on a black pole, but my work wasn't the right fit, arggh. Luckily this pole was waiting for me beside it, only problem was the waste basket hanging along side. I, of course, had to sew it on in the dark, which was quite a hassle.
(Pictures of the dark will follow, can't seem to find my camera at this time).

I don't know how all you fellow yarnbombers do it, but for me it is still very stressful sewing on a piece in the dark. People passing by with their dogs. Nobody seems to wonder what I am doing, or maybe, they are just afraid to ask. 

During the day people did actually notice this yarn thingy hanging in the pole. Hope it made them smile and wonder who took the time to knit it and sew it on.

status: after 1,5 months I took it down myself because it was getting too ugly. Here are the pictures: