Friday, June 26, 2015

Roving Crochet Reporter: Crochet Sightings

We thought we'd have a short light-hearted post this week - pictures from some of our members about crocheting sightings in and around the metro. We'd love to hear from you if you've seen others!

Bossy the County Fair Cow

This sighting has a story behind it. Last year, CTC was fortunate enough to be able to demo crochet at the Hennepin County Fair and we were asked back this year. So all year long, two of our members have had a yearning desire to yarn-bomb Bossy, the County Fair Cow.

This year they asked permission to deck Bossy in crocheted regalia - and the fair organizers said yes. So here is Bossy with her very own ripple crochet afghan. Quite a knockout, isn't she?

Bossy's new outfit was quite a  success with the attendees and drew many comments and compliments. You think we're joking, don't you? We aren't - the fair contacts we worked with liked Bossy's outfit so much that next year they want to have contest between the demonstrating guilds to see who can dress Bossy the best!

Funny Feet!

This crochet sighting is one that a member spotted last week at a strip mall in the eastern suburbs. If you look closely you'll see that the mailbox has developed feet!

Furthermore, the feet look very sturdy, they have padded toes and look like they are gripping the edge of the concrete so that the mailbox doesn't topple and fall.

Whoever has done this has taken great pains to make sure the feet stay fastened securely.

This isn't the first time this mailbox has developed feet - about a year ago it was decked out in purple and gold Vikings feet, same careful construction.

As a final word, please remember if you plan to decorate / yarn-bomb an object, be sure to check with the property owners first! We want everyone to have fun with crochet and stay out of trouble!