3 Happy Hookers
Today I have had so much fun making a mess in a public place! It was my first experience of yarn bombing, and a first of my partners in crime: 2 Sarah’s and Kathy!
I know it’s not good to just cut to the chase, but above you’ll see one of our finished pieces on the back of a bench. One of the Sarah’s had to leave by the time this was taken but from left to right: moi (yes really! I must have had a good day if I’m happy to show a pic of li’l old me!), Sarah and Kathy.
The basic plan was to cover a bench or the back of a seat in the Waterside Plaza in Sale, south Manchester. We had some panels already made by others and a few other bits and pieces. My contribution was a pretty little piece made to look like a lawn with daisies on it.
There are loads and loads of pictures from today so I am going to put them all in a set on my flickr page
and there are different ones on Kathy’s flickr
too. I’ll put just a selection in this post. Do go and have a look, after you’ve read all of this, of course!
My favourite image from the day
Anyway, there were so many great moments – here are just a few of them:
Stopping for tea and cake and more crochet at Bean and Brush
(where Sarah works) and deciding to decorate their tree while we were there.
We did learn a few things too! Mainly that next time we will do it without being part of another event. Today there was a community event being set up while we were doing out thing. We got the impression that everyone thought we were there as part of the event, and thought we would stay to teach people to knit and crochet, which was never our plan on this ocassion.
And one other lesson, we spent a lot of time standing and admiring our handiwork! That probably isn’t the idea so next time we plant the bomb then get out of there, or at least stand back at a discreet distance and watch!
Tree cosy (and it matches Kathy's cardi)
I whipped up a pocket for leaflets and Sarah gatecrashed an art class to make a label!
The day wouldn't have been compete without tea and cake (and more crochet)
After tea we anonymously passed by, and loved people hanging around our work!