I had to confess to my husband this weekend that it was I who yarn-bombed the front yard. His question was something along the lines of “What the heck is all that trash out in the front yard – who threw stuff out there?” The term ‘yarn bombing’ was not in his vocabulary, and may not be in many of yours if you are not fiber fans. I speak of material fiber, not the Metamucil ilk – although we should all be fans of that fiber as well, particularly at this sweet age.
Yarn bombing is the act of covering something in brightly colored yarn, something not typically covered in yarn. My yarn-bomb is not as pretty as the examples I provided but I don’t consider mine done yet. I was hoping to enlist nature in my bombing attempt. My granddaughter and I were conducting an experiment. We wanted to provide the birds, that are so bravely coming out from their winter hide-a-ways, with some material for their nests. We’re hoping they will use the scraps of yarn we threw out there to add to their building supplies, and then come late spring/early summer we’ll be able to spot the nests that have some brightly colored yarns adorning them!
I’m tempted to blame this act of wild abandon on Natine’s post regarding throwing things out (you know how I have that hypengyophobia). But I really like the idea that the birds may use those threads, and thus part of my home, while creating their own – makes us all united in our celebration of spring. It is always more fun yarn-bombing with others!
I also confess, in my older age, I kind of like the idea of yarn bombing something – I mean like in the pictures. And I use the term yarn bombing as a euphemism for something fun that might seem a bit risky. It’s harmless, it makes a statement and it is somehow sorta ‘bad’. We’ve all earned some enjoyment from having been here 50+ years and we need to make sure to do something fun as often as we can! -M