Saturday, June 11, 2011

International Yarn Bombing Day .. and .. Knit in Public Day ... click clack!

Arrived at Federation Square {Melb} today to fine the place abuzz with knitters of all kinds, kids, grannies, Husbands and Wives ... everyone was knitting!  Particularly pleased to see that there was a couch set up for knitters right in front of my yarn bombing installation, yippee!
Today was International Yarn Bombing Day, and there was lots to see -- it is also International Knit in Public Day, and there were seats, beanbags, couches and even deckchairs everywhere for knitters to get on with their knitting.

Australian Country Spinners (Patons) and Spotlight Stores have joined forces to assist the Save The Children Fund, by getting the public interested in knitting squares for blankets to send to children who need our warmth. ONLY pure wool is used in the knitting of these squares, which will be sent to children in India, Cambodia and Laos.  Last Year Save the Children received 153,438 knitted squares.
They were handing out starter kits at Fed.Square today, or you can pop into Spotlight and buy a kit for $10
If you'd like more details of the Funds current campaign check out their website

My grand daughter LJ and I knitted squares last year, and now I've started some for this year's campaign.  Individual pure wool squares 20x20cm are what is needed, and if possible stitched up into 80x80 {16 squares} blankets.

So lots of blankets to make and more yarnbombing to do.... here are some glimpses of the guys and gals knitting in Melbourne.


  1. Lyndel looks like a fun day! How fabulous to see men knitting as well. I have seen some yarn bombing in my local shopping centre and it gave me such a smile.The charity knitting is a wonderful idea and it's good to see so much of it going on.My local community centre collects charity knitting but I think it is for our local homeless people.

  2. I had no idea it was even on! This is for an awesome cause so I will help spread the word :)


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