A good yarn

That’s what Knitorious 209 left along California Street with its members’ recent yarn bombing.

The works they left were modest in size. Like these.

YarnBomb 1

They fixed them to sign posts and fences.

yarn bomb 2

An unusual aspect of yarn bombing is not knowing what will become of your creation, said Misha of Knitorious 209.

“You give it to someone, they may not appreciate the time spent picking the yarn and making the item,” she mused. “I wonder who’s going to take this? Are they going to take care of it? Is it going to be thrown out? Is a little child going to say, ‘Oh, mommy I want that! I want that?’ Is somebody going to be upset by that? Is somebody going to like that?”

Yarn bombing is the sort of harmless but colorful activity that makes city life interesting. If nothing else, it’s a diversion from the soap opera in City Hall.

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