Yarn Bomb!

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

Once upon a time I lived in New York City where the lights are bright, the streets are busy, and the yarn bombing is awesome. As a knitter, I can’t help but love yarn bombing. Colorful and fun, it makes me grin every time I see a bike rack or store handle or stop sign covered in yarn. Add a little yarn bombing to your life!

Yarn Bomb Squid Tree - The Dapper Toad

Yarn Bomb Squid TreeThe Dapper Toad

You can go big! Man I bet that was a lot of work! But it’s so awesome! An octopus tree! I want that in my local park.

Or you could go small

Yarn Bombing Candles - Garden Therapy

Yarn Bomb CandlesGarden Therapy

Chevron Pattern Yarn Bomb - Knit Hacker

Chevron Pattern Yarn BombKnit Hacker

You could yarn bomb a bike rack – this one looks pretty modern and artsy, am I right?

Bicycle Skirt Guard Crochet Pattern - Knits for Life

Bicycle Skirt Guard Crochet PatternKnits for Life

Or a bike (how beautiful is that? No, really. I want that for my bike. I mean, first I have to get a bike. But then I want that for my bike!)

And phone booths on either side of the pond love to be yarn bombed

A Phonebox Cosy Tale - Knit the City

A Phonebox Cosy TaleKnit the City

iPayPhone Yarn Bomb - The Dapper Toad

iPayPhone Yarn Bomb – The Dapper Toad

(See, how can you not giggle  a little at that?)

Look for a local yarn bombing group in your town or if there isn’t one, start one! Send us your yarn bombs and check out these and other yarn bomby goodness on our Craft Trends Pinboard.

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

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