Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day #22: Sharing the Love (& another give-away!)

yarn bomb with grandma

Some of you may remember that I discovered Yarn Bombing this past summer.  I love anything that involves spreading goodness anonymously - so it must be why May Day was always one of my favorite holidays growing up.  (Does anyone do May Day?)

Well, my mother-in-law, secretly known as the "yarn doodler," is one creative, inspiring woman - that is for sure.  On her last visit she...er...um...I mean...the "yarn doodler"...dropped a yarn bomb at our neighborhood park at Kestan's request.  After I left a felted flower at our local farmer's market, Kestan started making his own knitting creations (balls of tangled yarn) to be secretly dropped in locations of his choosing.  So he was more than ecstatic to share this experience with his cool grandma.

With hammer in hand, together they discovered a new happy home for this felted flower - in perfect view from the swings and slides so Kestan could see it each time he visited the park. (Unfortunately it was gone after a few weeks, but that is the exciting nature of "yarn bombing" - you just never know where it will travel to next.)

Yarn Bomb in the Park

So today I'm thanking the "yarn doodler" (due to her sleuth yarn bombing international skills - her name must remain anonymous.)  YOU...knitting-felting-painting-dancing-full-of-joy-and-love-beautiful-woman...are such a source of happy light in our lives.  Thank you for all you do for us and thank you for being YOU!

Yarn Bomb

And as a thank you to one of YOU, the "yarn doodler" herself is giving away a hand-made flower like this one - ready to be dropped anonymously at a location near you.

For your chance to win, simply leave a comment here and I'll announce the yarn bomb winner this weekend.  And you can still enter to win yesterdays give-away HERE.

Make sure to visit the Yarn Doodler on Facebook and Do Dads For You to see more of her fabulous creative crafts.

Your Personal Reflection:  Have you ever dropped an anonymous gift to someone before?  How about giving it a try this week?


  1. I LOVE this idea! I have only seen it in blogs or magazines. How cool and secretly fun it would be to leave a 'yarn bomb' somewhere!

  2. Yarn bombing is such a cool phenomenon. I have yet to partake, but I'm totally inspired by this post. What a sweet flower and I love the story of it going to the park. In my area I've seen lots of yarn bombing, though nothing recent. Might have to try it myself someday soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Like shjones, I too love this idea. I think this would be a wonderful thing to do this holiday season!
    Happy Thanksgiving Shannon, I hope your day is lovely!

  4. I was so glad that I could get up and personal with the installation of the flower yarn bombing at the park. Knowing that just a few weeks before that bombing my anonymous mom was secretly leaving her inspiration over seas in Italy. Go yarn bomber go. You are so way creatively cool!

  5. i've been loving this phenomenon, yarn bombing. i must make time for it too. how cute the flower is!


Thanks for sharing!