the day we went to spanish banks, the wife and i felt like going for a very long walk. so, after we'd had just about enough of beach combing, we walked from spanish banks to broadway and arbutus, with only two short stops in between (thank you solly's and thomas haas).
just as we were coming out of jericho beach's forest path (where the vancouver folk festival was in full swing), we crossed the street and happened upon a yarn bombing!
i was so excited, i squealed like a little girl who just got tickets to her favourite concert!
and then i proceeded to take some photos,
just before clicking my heels and skipping away with my family towards home.
don't they just make you so happy? they make me downright giddy, anyway.
think about it... someone, somewhere, perhaps a neighbourhood dweller, just thought it might be nice to decorate an otherwise non-descript fence around a patch of grass (that will likely be some sort of condo-cum-retail establishment... or parking lot) with knitted flowers! then this person (or group of people), dove into their beloved yarn stash and proceeded to knit each of these flowers, petal by petal, leaf by leaf, from scratch. and then, i imagine, said knitterly posse got dressed up in their finest mission impossible gear, in the middle of the night, to sew each flower (and cloud) securely in place so that passers-by can appreciate their lovely yarn art installation.
i certainly have no such initiative or imagination to do anything of the like. (i cuddle babes and clean up their vomit in the middle of the night. there is currently no room in my life for covert art installation missions.)
wishing you a fantastic weekend!