Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yarn Bombing!

Well I think I should call a halt to a cruel and unusual torment.
When I posted this WIIW last light I said it was a toughie!

Jennifer said, “It's a basketball net! LOL!”

OK it is kind of net like, but I have never seen a basketball net with pretty yellow tassels! 40% for playing so energetically!

Marcy said “I was going to say some kind of knitted or crocheted throw thing but Old Kitty may be right”
Knitted or crocheted is right, but it is not a throw. 40%!

Linda G said “I think it is a decorative covering on a camel's hump.”

Well it is a decorative covering! And it is nearly as whacky as a hump cover so 50%!

Carolyn V guessed “The first thing I thought of was a crochet thing for a drum.”

It is knitted or crocheted and it is a “thing” so I guess you too get 40%

Susan said “It definitely looks crocheted to me. Looks too "holey" to be an afghan, so maybe some sort of decorative throw?”

I think that deductive response deserves 50%

Well there is a story to this answer

Recently the bush around here has been splashed with the gold 
of flowering wattle.
 And in celebration of this annual natural wonder the nearby village of Hurstbridge  has an annual wattle festival. Well some local knit-nuts got in on the act with a colourful act of…
 well is it art or vandalism? I will let you decide!
My knit-aholic other half tells me acts like this are known as “Yarn-Bombing” in the knitterly world.

Just to show you how keen they are this piece is across the road just near where I catch my train each morning.


Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! It's yarn bombing!! Yay! Now I don;t mind yarn bombing inanimate objects but I do hope the covering of trees in pretty knitted covers is temporary!!

Take care

Linda G. said...

Yarn bombing? LOL! I'll have to tell my daughter, the knitter, about this.

Carolyn V said...

That is AMAZING! Yarn-bombing. I would have never known.

Lisa said...

Giving all new meaning to the term "mad bomber!"

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

HA! Too funny. They actually did the same thing all over the main park in our little town, but I never made it over there to see it before they pulled it all down.