It went a bit like this:
suzy "I've finally finished this scarf I've been working on...it's nearly 2m long!"
mum "I love long scarves. Did I ever tell you that I found my favourite scarf wrapped around a lamp pole in St Kilda?"
suzy "Dude, you just stole someone's yarn bombing?"
mum "Their yarn-what?"
Magda Sayeg (above & below)
What's the point of it?
Is it to 'warm up sterile places' as Wikipedia would have us believe, to spread the love of our craft around or have a bit of 'not too naughty' fun? I'm actually not sure.
I do know that there is surely a risk to leaving our precious project out in public, that the other end of the demographical spectrum ie. the non-knitters, haven't even heard of yarn bombing and would therefore not understand why we would wrap scarves around light poles, except maybe for them to have.
But, do you think we could go so far as a creative community to accepting the odd pilfering of our bombs? That some of them end up in needy hands, or that they might inspire someone to learn how to knit?