Has Yarn bombing caught on where you live?

on Jan 29, 2014 @ 08:55 am

This first began in Ottawa and has now caught on in Windsor. Many people are in need of these simple things, that some of us don't give a second thought to, even though we probably should. Read the story at the link below and if you think you could help out where you live, than pass this simple act of kindness on. We should all try and get this moving right across Canada and any where else people are in need of warm hats, gloves and scarves. I know it make's me wish I knew how to knit, but you can always pick these things up at the dollar store if you don't have this talent like myself.



14 Replies

Nice idea! on Jan 29, 2014 @ 06:28 pm

This is a really nice idea. Great to see the communities coming together.

YES on Feb 19, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

Im in Waterloo Ontario, and someone dropped off knited goods to a fire hall i think, or maybe city hall to give out to the needy. GREAT idea this person in Ottawa started.

Great Idea on Apr 18, 2014 @ 05:15 pm

In Edmonton, AB a lot of senior's groups do up knitting and send the stuff they creat to the Youth Shelter, Homeless Shelter's etc. Such a great idea! Wish more people would do this, it is always good to pay it forward.

Great idea! on Apr 26, 2014 @ 02:44 pm

I think that the individuals that do this are just the most fantastic people. Have to agree that if it would catch on ALL OVER we'd have a lot more people in need with the warm clothing they need. I'm learning how to crochet and plan to donate to a women's shelter. Hope that this really takes off. Let's get the word out ladies!

Edmonton, AB on Apr 26, 2014 @ 04:49 pm

I belong to a group called SMILE-ALBERTA, the Edmonton chapter. We, as volunteers cook food, find clothing etc for the homeless, one of our projects this year will be I think what you are referring to, as yarn bombing. I have rounded up 3 large bags of different yarns and we are trying to find people to help us knit it into toques, scarves and mitts to hand out this winter. You are right there is such a large need out there and believe me when I say, helping to fill that need is so rewarding. You can feel the love and the people we are helping are the sweetest and most thankful bunch I have ever met.

London, Ontario on Aug 09, 2014 @ 02:02 pm

There is yarn-bombing on the lock posts for your bikes. It surprised me yet it is fun to see. It adds colour and fun. It's cool for someone to add their own personal touch to the landscape. I made me smile in the winter. With summertime here, it seems to have expanded more. Somebody sure loves to knit! Thank you for the visual fun

Cool on Aug 10, 2014 @ 12:36 am

I've only ever seen it on the internet- it would be awesome to see it in my town!

proud on Aug 12, 2014 @ 07:59 pm

This make me proud to be from Ottawa. I love random acts of kindness.

Sort of.. on Sep 09, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

In Victoria I've seen it a handful of times but would love to learn how to knit so I could do it too!

Gonna try it on Sep 09, 2014 @ 03:18 pm

I forgot about this link. I had replied earlier and since then have had a lot of people knit and crochet up scarves and toques. This is such a great idea that i think we will start doing this as well as handing out when we feed the homeless.

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