Came across the yarnbombing whilst in town yesterday, outside the Roman baths – they’re lovely!
I’m disappointed I only just heard about this on the news this morning, but in aid of Bath Fashion Week’s chosen charity, Kid’s Company, the town is being yarnbombed with crochet roses. The Bath Fashion Week’s page describes it as ” Yarnbombing, graffiti with wool is an urban art that humanises public spaces. It’s an interaction between materials and places and at its heart lies an intention to awaken people to their surroundings often injecting humour into everyday objects. It’s an old craft with a contemporary twist.”
Workshops have been held for weeks in the premises of sponsors The Porter, Carluccio’s & The Royal Crescent Hotel, with yarn & crochet hooks provided free of charge by organiser Emma Leith. For every rose created, IT company Cloud Direct will donate 10p to Kids Company, who reach out to abused & vulnerable children. According to the Bath Chronicle, they ‘must have over 2,000 roses’.
She’s asleep on me after feeding, under the beautiful blanket her Irish/Australian grandma crotcheted for her. I’m catching up on boring life things (calling phone company, arguing with the bank for charging me for calling them to tell them I’m in ‘financial hardship’ due to being on statutory maternity pay). She couldn’t be happier – food & cuddles on tap. My other half is doing some work & bringing me cups of tea. Later maybe we’ll go to Mothercare to spend the vouchers my work gave us when she was born – on a bath seat & some new baby grows as at nearly 3 months she’s outgrowing things. Quite a reasonable start to the weekend!
I knitted & created these as a commission for my sister’s twins – I couldn’t find a pattern I liked so I adapted a couple. The basic baby beanie is at twentysomethinggranny and is a fabulously easy pattern!
You can buy a commissioned one from myself in any colour you like – leave a comment if you’re interested!