I Love a Parade   4 comments

Finally getting around to some long overdue updates!  First of all, I was invited to participate in a group project for the Sonoma 4th of July parade, seven of us collaborating to cover a Smart car with red white and blue knit and crochet.  I got to do the hood and front bumper, for which I made a flag, a smile, and a few fill-in bits.  I wasn’t able to attend the parade, but here are some photos:

Knitted/Crocheted Smart Car July 4, 2011, Sonoma, CA

Knitted/Crocheted Smart Car July 4, 2011, Sonoma, CA

Knitted/Crocheted Smart Car July 4, 2011, Sonoma, CA

Knitted/Crocheted Smart Car July 4, 2011, Sonoma, CA

Knitted/Crocheted Smart Car July 4, 2011, Sonoma, CA

Knitted/Crocheted Smart Car July 4, 2011, Sonoma, CA

It’s got me thinking…  Maybe someday I’ll decide to cover my Miata with knitting.  In the mean time, there are so many other projects, including ongoing work on existing ones.  My Cotati bike rack piece never was quite finished before one part of it got damaged and another part got kind of saggy, so I got to work making a new piece for that, which I got put up this morning:

Bike rack in Cotati

Revised revision of the proposed, modified bike rack yarn bomb on Old Redwood Highway, near Friar Tuck's in Cotati

I had a good time crocheting the dots.  This could become a recurring theme.  Incidentally, the previous day’s parade featured an entry sponsored by Friar Tuck’s, the establishment you can see in the background of the above photo.  Maybe it’s a coincidence that they went with “We (heart) Cotati,” maybe not:

Cotati Kids' Day Parade July 16, 2011

Cotati Kids' Day Parade July 16, 2011

In other news, there’s been a bridge rail near my sweetie’s home that I’ve been meaning to put something on for some time.  It had something ugly scribbled on it in paint marker, and I really wanted to cover that up, so now it looks like this:

Bridge on Ross St. in Cotati

Bridge on Ross St. in Cotati

And finally, I stopped by Tillie’s yarn shop in Sonoma to add another piece to her tree, the first time I’ve had the pleasure of climbing a tree for the purpose of yarn bombing:

Up a tree at Sonoma Yarn

Up a tree at Sonoma Yarn

Tillie and her tree

Tillie and her tree

Meanwhile, three of my earlier pieces have come down.  The one I put up at the corner of Arnold and Grove was taken down by the workers who service the traffic signals (I happened to be driving past when they were tossing it into the back of their truck).  It lasted a month, though, so that’s not bad.  The one at Arnold and Mission disappeared a few days later.  That was on a traffic signal pole too, so I’m maybe sensing a pattern here.  The third came down today at my own hands – the granny square thing on highway 12 near Tillie’s shop was looking pretty sad, so I took it down.  I plan to wash it and possibly find another use for it elsewhere.  Other than some sun fading, it held up pretty well, but it always was too big for the pole I put it on.

Back to the knitting….

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Posted July 17, 2011 by knitibranch in Uncategorized

4 responses to “I Love a Parade

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  1. Hi – I met you the other day at the bridge in Cotati. I love what you’re doing! We have a small knit/crochet group that meets Thursday evenings from 6 – 8 or 9 at the Charles Street Village Senior Apartments community room in Cotati. WE would love for you to come and join us. We will be starting up again on August 4th.
    June Gardner

  2. Hi! I actually stumbled across you via Regretsy, but I grew up in Sonoma County and I just wanted to tell you how warm and fuzzy it made me to see your awesome yarnbombing all over my hometown. You rock.

  3. Loooove your insane patriotic SmartCar! I’m wondering if you would mind if we shared it with our customers in the July 4th edition of our newsletter that goes out to yarn stores – with a link back to the post, of course? (P.S. – that’s a pretty awesome kitten Jayne hat, too)

  4. Heather, you’re welcome to use the SmartCar pics in your newsletter. Cheers!

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