Weird Holidays: International Yarn Bombing Day is Today!

What is yarn bombing? It is taking crocheted or knitted pieces of yarn and covering city locations with them. When done as a large group, the yarn can become something bright and colorful – such as this set of stairs in Sydney, Australia last year from the first International Yarn Bombing Day.

Some other examples of yarn bombing are statues that may now have hats or stop signs, such as the one below that has yarn around its pole.

Yarn bombing may have a name tag on it but often, they are done anonymously – and left to make mundane items, such as stairs or stop signs, a little more colorful and vibrant.

Keep a look out in your area today – for who knows, maybe a group in your community became involved!

To read more about yarn bombing (or to see photos of past yarn bombings):

http://yarnbombing.com/

http://www.bbc.com/travel/blog/20120604-worldwide-weird-international-yarn-bombing-day

http://www.flickr.com/photos/66284394@N00/5854642208/in/pool-1703346@N21

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