Sunday, 4 September 2016

HERD of a DIFFERENT COLOUR


Yarn Bombers have been busy in the small Co. Laois town of Mountmellick,
it is also rumoured that the men of the town will be suffering 
from cold feet this winter.
Well done to the Women of Mountmellick!









































26 comments:

  1. Hi Mel - what fun ... I'd never heard of yarn bombers til recently ... but what a delightful way to cheer a village up - thanks for sharing with us ... cheers Hilary

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    1. It is a great novelty and it is also the second year that the industrious women have decorated their town. Thank you for commenting Hilary x

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  2. Great pictures Heron - it certainly brightens up the town!

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    1. Yes, indeed it does though those giant needles are a bit frightening ha' ha' ha !
      Thanks for commenting Jane B.

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  3. Well they will just have to knit their own socks then! This has cheered up the place no end, and is so clever - so well done Yarn Bombers.

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    1. Thank you Pat and you are absolutely right for the women of Mountmellick lead the way !

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  4. A great way to liven the town with colour. One winter y wife made wool hats and left the around town at various places for people to find.

    That's a nice header you have.

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    1. There can be no doubt about the fact that women do have wonderful and creative ideas and get on with the job with a whole less noise than men.

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    1. Thank you for the appreciation Janet :-)

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  6. It's all very jolly and pretty but I just don't really get yarn bombing. I'd rather have a nice jumper or pair of socks!

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    1. Well you had better get the needles out then :-)
      What YB does is brighten up the town and makes the folk who pass through feel happy and brings a smile to peoples faces - that cannot be bad.
      Thank you for your comment Sue x

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  7. Hi Mel! This was a delightful post. I am sorry to hear the men will have cold feet this winter due to the unexpected shortage of yarn. ;)

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  8. Oh' well I guess that those men will just have to learn to knit and that should be very interesting :-)
    Thank you for your interest.

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  9. Oh dear, Mel, this was just amazing. We've had some of that in Sweden but just an occasional knitting around a tree or a lamp post. I am not one for knitting or anything of the sort but I do have a good feeling for those who have. If yarn is needed, I'm sure help will arrive!! As I've said before, you have a way with that camera, the views sort of jump on you and you let them bounce back to us! Smiles are expanding!!!

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    1. I am delighted that the photo's of the Yarn Bomber's work has made you feel happy and full of smiles, for that is the intention.
      Much appreciation for your comment Solveig.

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  10. Well I'd never heard of yam bombing either and, given a hundred years, I'd never have guessed or made a connection with your photos. It took the Goddess Wiki to enlighten me. Bizarre but colourful fun.

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    1. Thank you Graham and as long as it makes people smile it is all worthwhile :-)

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  11. Wow the yarn bombers have really been busy, what it shows is people coming together and expressing their creativity. Well done them ;)

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    1. Thank you for the appreciation of the Mountmellick women Thelma.

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  12. What fun! I love the colours and think yam bombing should be adopted everywhere in some way. Wonderful vibrancy and creativity!

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    1. It would be very interesting to see the many different designs Val. Thank you for the comment.

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  13. My word Mel, that's fantastic. Well done them, the place looks so colourful and bright, really brings a smile to my face.

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    1. Yes, it is a wonderful splash of colour all over the town. Thank you for the comment Suzie

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    2. What happens to these things when it rains? They did it here once and everyone hated it. Covered a historical cannon in bits of grotty knitting. I can't see the point but like the colours.

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    3. When it rains they get wet :-) !
      What this did for the people in the town and those visiting, was it cheered people up and put a smile on their faces.

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