Sheepish Yarn Bombing Day!

I mentioned on Twitter and Facebook yesterday that I was planning a fun yarn bombing activity we could all try together. I thought we could all go out on Saturday, September 29 and declare it Sheepish Yarn Bombing Day! If you haven’t given yarn bombing a try, Saturday will be the day to do it! If you are like me and have yarn bombed before, let’s do it again! When I attempted my first yarn bomb I was extremely nervous, with shaky hands and a butterfly-filled stomach to prove it. Surprisingly I was able to stitch the knit square on the fence and run away without the excessive finger pointing I expected. I’ve managed to summon up the courage to try yarn bombing a few more times and after each one I receive comments from people saying they want to give it a try but fall into at least one of the following categories:
1.) I’m too nervous!
2.) I don’t know how to knit.
3.) I don’t know how to crochet. 
For some reason, yarn bombing seems to be done mostly with pieces of knitting rather than crochet. However a crochet square can be just as easily attached to a fence or tree limb as a knit one! If you can’t knit you can always wrap a little piece of yarn around a chain link fence in a heart like I did this summer. If you crochet you could crochet a few fall leaves and hang them from a tree when you are out and about Saturday afternoon. You can even use knit or crochet pieces you already have made, like an old granny square from a blanket project that is just sitting around. It doesn’t have to be anything huge or loud, just a little something to push you out of your comfort zone and express yourself with creativity. You might be surprised by the confidence boosting power of such a small act. I certainly was!

I can’t believe it but my strawberry yarn bomb from this summer is STILL there! It survived the heat, rain, hail, wind, and probably a few curious pulls and tugs. For my yarn bombing on Saturday I am going to come up with something fall related to add to the railing on the other side.

It makes me smile to see that my yarn bombing is still there. I know it is just a little scrap of knitting but obviously someone who works near that railing likes it enough to keep it around. Hopefully this next yarn bomb will bring about even more smiles.

That’s the main goal for Saturday: do something creative that makes you, and your community, smile a little bigger. I hope you can join the fun! If you are on Twitter or Instagram use the hashtag #sheepishyarnbomb so we can see each other’s pictures! I will do a group post next week with everyone’s photos too. So start planning! I can’t wait to see your pictures and hear your stories. This is going to be fun!

Are you able to participate? If you can’t do something on Saturday, do it on Friday or Sunday maybe? The whole weekend can be filled with yarn bombing! :)

  1. Chloe Verde says:

    the strawberry is pretty cute! maybe you should try a autumn fruit next, brambles maybe?


  2. Renée says:

    I’ll be participating!!! That sounds like SO much fun!!

  3. Danette says:

    Oh how fun! I’ve never yarn bombed before but I think I could get into it big time :))) I love your strawberry and LOVE that it is still there. Can’t wait to see what you add to the other rail. Have Fun!

  4. Mel says:

    Ooh!! That’s my birthday! I’ll be in Montreal, so maybe I’ll do a little international yarn bombing. Woohoo!

  5. Caleisha says:

    This is an awesome idea & I will be participating ^.^ I can’t wait to get home and brainstorm up an idea!

  6. Hannah says:

    That looks like so much fun!

  7. faerinelda says:

    I’m in… will yarn bomb Bentleigh, Australia for you 😀

  8. can’t wait(: if we don’t have twitter or Instagram can we email you instead?

  9. eskimo*rose says:

    Such a funny idea – I love it … my mind is racing now, can I participate, am I brave enough, what could I make, have I got spare yarn, where could I bomb?!?!? I’m going to bed to dream the answer!

  10. Love this! Will definitely try to participate! :)

  11. Emma says:

    So cute! an instagram hashtag prehaps?

  12. kinga says:

    That is SUCH a great idea! I’ve been wanting to yarn bomb something for a while, so I think I’ll take this opportunity to do so as I don’t think I’d be brave enough otherwise :)

  13. kate says:

    What a lovely idea! I will certainly have to try my best to participate!

  14. I’ll be participating! I can’t wait! :)

  15. Faith says:

    I only know how to crochet a straight line(?)but I will be participating! It sounds like fun and it will help me get out of my comfort zone! <3


  16. Anna says:

    I am definitely going to have a go – I’ve always wanted to but thought I would need to knit something big. I love your small but perfectly formed yarn bombs. Watch out south west London – here I come.

  17. Kristina says:

    Yarn bombing is the best!! Loving it and always makes me happy to discover new (and old) ones!!

  18. Praew says:

    I will definitely participate! This will be my first yarn bombing. I am so excited. In fact, I am working on it right now…almost done. I am now searching for the perfect location!

  19. Erica says:

    Yeah! It’s official! :)

  20. I am Kobes says:

    I’m going to be doing it!! Although I’m a beginner and reallly slow, I’ll give it a try and blog about it on Saturday :) Hopefully, it won’t look like a rag just hanging from a fence and people will stop and look to see what it is!


  21. Becky says:

    I’ve never done any yarn bombing before but have wanted to for a while, this is the perfect reason to finally go for it :)

  22. I have sneakily participated and shared the yarn bomb on a blog post about my city here: http://claireabellemakes.com/2012/09/29/why-i-love-cambridge-and-a-yarn-bomb/

    Thanks for encouraging us Meredith! I have wanted to yarn bomb for a while and found my first experience to be quite exciting. Somebody walked passed it earlier and said “ooh look that lampost looks cosy” 😀

    Can’t wait to see what other people yarn bomb!

    Claire x

  23. antArtiste says:

    Dear Meredith
    Every day, I am yarn bombing a ruinned little park, thanks to you, Some teenagers today, came close to me, making questions.. and they re interested for this kind of art, so I am very proud for this…
    Thanks a lot again!!! Hope to be continued…

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