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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Yarn bombing all around town

Today was Yarn Bombing Day in Albany, New York. We Chicks have been preparing for this since June. We scattered 108 items in parks and bus stops around downtown. At Academy Park the late Lewis Swyer, a beloved philanthropist and business man, looked cold until we covered him in scarves and a hat. 
 Down on Broadway Barbara and I made sure the late Mayor Whelan and his faithful Golden Retriever were properly garbed against the cold and wind.
 That ought to keep them toasty warm!
 The globe behind the Mayor was a great place to hang scarves.
 Carole scouted out some good spots to leave our warm woolies.
 She made sure they were securely attached so they wouldn't blow away.
 Passersby checked us out as we tied our goods to the benches but were reluctant to see what we were doing. That's okay, they can take what they need after we leave.
Then they can see the tags which read, "I am not lost. If you are stuck out in the cold, please take me to keep warm and remind you that someone cares."

 The tree in the little park on North Pearl Street was a perfect place to hang the mittens. Can you see them behind Barbara and me?
 It was a wonderful experience and the glow stayed with us even in the cold.
Back home, Cinzia brought us the hat she started last week. The boucle yarn worked out beautifully for the brim.
Her daughter, Sophia, finished a pair of boot toppers with pretty cables.
Beth worked on Christmas stocking stuffers. She made teeny weeny mittens and stockings.
The patterns were from her book from which she gets her ideas for her beautiful Christmas stockings.
Here are some of the collection. Aren't they precious?!
Maureen better knit quickly. Soon it will be tax prep season and we will not see her for the first quarter of the year. That's the life of an accountant!
And Dorah is still working on her scarf. I told you they take forever! She commented tonight that her next project is going to be a small hat. LOL!
Well, it's been a busy day and this is the third time I've written this post due to my computer having hiccups. So I'm going to turn in so I can start fresh in the morning on our next project.
I wish you all a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!


AlisonH said...

You guys are wonderful!

Lulu said...

Awesome..hope the needy take them and get warm