Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Yarn B-o-m-b-i-n-g in Haarlem

Can't be too careful when using the word for things which might be exploding.  TSA will have their hands on this laptop at some security point, and I don't want any confusion...

Yarn b-o-m-b-i-n-g is one of those things that make sense to fiber people (Katie and her friends), less sense to others (the rest of us who say "huh??? wazzat???").

Basically it's a kind of guerilla street theater for knitters.  Knitters are kind of a wild and rowdy bunch, know how to have a good time.

Our friend Phoebe helped organize and was involved in a yarn b-o-m-b-i-n-g event recently.  Thought of her when we saw this nice little pole-warmer crocheted around a pole outside the
main church in Haarlem.  Note well:  this is the church just down the street from the world's best frites stand, or at least the best my research has uncovered to date.  Sampled 5x over the years, consistently excellent, never received a score of less than 9.  Ketchup good.  Mayo good.  Curry sauce, outstanding!.  I like to think that in the Dutch golden age (16th century), mariners bound for the Spice Islands stopped in the churche for a last blessing and the frites stand for a last snack before heading out on the sea..

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