Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.
While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal in some jurisdictions, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously.
While other forms of graffiti may be expressive, decorative, territorial, socio-political commentary, advertising or vandalism, yarn bombing was initially almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.
It has since developed with groups graffiti knitting and crocheting worldwide, each with their own agendas and public graffiti knitting projects being run.
The trees are bering fruit....We thought
Balls of yarn? What is going on?
Did You Know? - The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide.
The start of this movement has been attributed to Magda Sayeg, 37, from Houston, who says she first got the idea in 2005 when she covered the door handle of her boutique with a custom-made cozy.
Dining outdoors is a pleasure at Cafe Jardin
The view is very relaxing
Paul had the roasted octopus
Did You Know? - According to the USDA Nutrient Database (2007), cooked octopus contains about 56 kilocalories (Calories) per 100 grams, and is a source of vitamin B3, B12, potassium, phosphorus, and selenium.
Sue had the beet salad
View from our table
The yarners were busy... You will see more!
The sunshine made the flowers extremely bright!
Do not sit down! Perhaps we ought to make tequila!
Did You Know? - Tequila (Spanish About this sound [teˈkila] (help·info)) is a regional specific name for a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the north western Mexican state of Jalisco. Although tequila is a kind of mezcal, modern tequila differs somewhat in the method of its production, in the use of only blue agave plants, as well as in its regional specificity.
The sinage is quite good at Sherman Gardens
The specks actually sparkled in the sunlight
Look like fruit... Acutally they were "leaves"
The begonias were amazing!
Did You Know? - Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The genus contains 1,795 different plant species. The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates. In cooler climates some species are cultivated outside in summertime for their bright colourful flowers, which have sepals but no petals.
The are liking the warm moist weather we have had recently
The fushias were also enjoying the weather!
It's 90 degrees out and he had a wrap?
The turtles were quite active
Yarn was beginning to show up everywhere
New stones have been added in several places... interesting
He looks magnificent!
How to keep your trunk warm!
How did they get up there?
The signs were great! All the names were quite creative
The gardens are always beautiful
The rose garden was in full blossom
The bark must enjoy begin colored!
The orchid was outside... Perhaps to cool off from the heat?
Beware of the spider!
Did You Know? - Spider webs have existed for at least 100 million years, as witnessed in a rare find of Early Cretaceous amber from Sussex, southern England.
Insects can get trapped in spider webs, providing nutrition to the spider; however, not all spiders build webs to catch prey, and some do not build webs at all.
"Spider web" is typically used to refer to a web that is apparently still in use (i.e. clean), whereas "cobweb" refers to abandoned (i.e. dusty) webs.
However, "cobweb" is used to describe the tangled three-dimensional web of some spiders of the theridiidae family.
He is a big one!
They have some interesting plants on display in the gardens!
These little guys look happy!
The Koi are huge!
The look like minature submarines!
Did You Know?
Koi fish is a large fish. It can reach up to 3 feet in length. Size of the fish depends on the living conditions. Adequate amount of food and oxygen and appropriate temperature are essential for the growth of fish.
Color of the koi fish depends on the variety. They can be white, black, blue, red, cream and yellow in color. Koi fish are covered with different spots.
People in Japan believe that koi fish symbolizes wealth, prosperity, love, successful career and good fortune. Each variety is associated with one of those values.
Koi fish and goldfish have the same ancestor. Although they share similarities in appearance, koi fish can be recognized by barbels on the upper lip.
Koi fish is an omnivore (consumes both plants and animals). It eats different kind of fish and their eggs, lettuce, watermelon and peas.
Koi fish can recognize the person which feeds them and they can be trained to eat from his/her hand.
Koi fish have several predators, such as raccoons, otters, badgers, birds of prey, snakes, cats and dogs.
Koi fish prefers water temperature that ranges from 15 to 25 degrees of Celsius. It doesn't tolerate drastic or rapid changes in temperature.
Koi fish that live in temperate geographic areas hibernate during the winter. It swims to the bottom of the pond (with higher temperature of water) and remains dormant until the weather conditions improve.
Koi fish are sensitive to the sun. They may get sunburns if they live in the ponds that do not provide enough shadow.
Koi fish release ammonia in the water. When large number of koi fish inhabit same pond, level of ammonia can increase rapidly and induce poisoning of fish.
Although life in community can be dangerous, koi fish enjoy company of other koi fish.
During the mating season, female produces thousands of eggs that will be fertilized by male's sperm in the water. Only 50% of fertilized eggs will survive.
Koi fish can mate with goldfish because they are closely related. However, they produce sterile offspring.
Koi fish usually lives between 25 and 30 years. When it is kept under good conditions, koi fish can survive for more than 100 years.
The water was pretty warm since it has been in the 90's for the past week!
The Koi seem to enjoy it!
We are off and running!
Yes... That is yarn
The bombers have been busy!
We hope the yarn stays for a while!
Love the colors!
Even small handles are covered!
Do NOT sit down!
We wondered if they will be able to find all the coverings!