Last year Lucas County Children Services and The Toledo Free Press asked for blue yarnbombs to let everyone know that we are standing up against child abuse! It was a huge success where yarnbombers, crocheters, and knitters from all over the world sent us beautiful blue yarnbombs to support such an important cause not only in Toledo but all over the world. We did it again this year with new Yarnbombs plus the yarnbombs from last year and we turned the whole block blue!
The yarnbombs will be in front of the LCCS building at 705 Adams Street across from the courthouse during the month of April.
This is going to TOLEDO SPAIN from TOLEDO OHIO! I am so stoked for this to go to our sister city with RR in January! It says Toledo Loves Love in Spanish and it’s done in rainbow and black & white…. JUST LIKE THE LOVE WALL!!!!!
This is my zombiebomb for the annual Halloween zombie crawl on Adams Street. Of course it was stolen by the end of the night but it was still a really fun yarnbomb to make. It was also my first bomb with words.
This is a yarnbomb that I did at Scrap 4 Art for the 175 year celebration of Maumee Ohio. I used their school colors for the yarnbomb. The kids at Maumee High School made the time capsule and filled it up. I have no idea what’s inside it. Super fun project!
So back in 2011 a few months after I started yarnbombing, I was on St. Clair Street bombin the parking meters in The Warehouse District of Toledo. This particular day that I am referring to was the first day that I put up several yarnbombs at once that were fairly close together. As I was attaching the yarn to the parking meters a female with the most bubbly and happy personality stopped to tell me how much she enjoys seeing the yarnbombs around town and how happy they make her and that her friend had a parking meter in her studio. She was walking back to her car and I was getting back to yarnbombing.
As that was my first run in with someone who was actually noticing the colorful yarn that was starting to pop up around town I had the sudden idea to offer her one of my yarnbombs for her friends parking meter in the studio. I did not ever see the yarnbomb. I have wondered about it from time to time but that was that and I could only hope that it was hanging somewhere. I have since moved to the downtown area and have met several awesome people and my yarnbombing has evolved tremendously.
THEN, Saturday March 30, 2013….. We were at the Jupmode Funhouse open house when in just some regular conversation with Maureen Brogan (one of those awesome people that I was referring to meeting) said to me “one time before I knew you I came across you yarnbombing and told you my friend had a parking meter and you gave me a yarnbomb!” WHHAAAAT?!?!? I immediately freaked out with excitement! I thought I would always wonder what happened to that yarnbomb and well, here it is!
Attached to the parking meter in Maureen’s friends studio! This is what we call a rainbow connection. Even before we knew rainbow connections even existed!
As Vivian Jaffe would say, I think this case is closed! TOLEDOLOVESLOVE!