Saturday, November 19, 2011

Honey.... I yarn-bombed the kids!

It was the wee girl's birthday week.  The festivities wound around her being 6, losing a first tooth and having an enormous ball of machine-knitted jumbo yarn. 
Many thanks to Angela from the Machine Knitters Association of Victoria for the inspiration and for actually KNITTING the jumbo yarn for us. 

On the birthday day, I was "special guest" at school aftercare, with a bundle of yarny crafts and the jumbo yarn. The kids loved being a human knitting machine and the carers loved having all the kids tied up engaged. 
 Today was the party day.  My plans for a low-key, set-the-kids-loose-in-a-park idea was relocated and reformatted when rain was predicted for this morning.  Plan B was my studio and craft activities.....
 ...and a human Knitting Nancy.

I'm not sure what the kids thought of it all. Some were totally into it and others didn't seem to get it at all. 

There were whispers amongst the adults about leaving the kids there and going for coffee.....

We didn't.  We stayed and had fabulous cake.  But that deserves a blog post of its own (and I'm too exhausted to post it just now).

14 comments:

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Brilliant! Looks like lots of squishy fun.

Bet T is going to try this!

Liam's Mummy said...

Love the human Knitting Nancy. Happy birthday to the wee girl.

Cass said...

Looks like fun and happy birthday to your little Miss

Fiona said...

She's a lucky wee girl!! That jumbo yarn looks like such fun!

Lynne said...

Looks like great fun. Happy birthday to the Wee Girl.

Bubble My Licorice said...

awww how cute :)

Sally said...

That looks like SO much fun!!!

Tania said...

Now THAT'S a party I'm sorry I misses. Though if I'd been about, there would have been a possible involvement of Stringing Up In Trees.

CurlyPops said...

Happy Birthday wee girl. Looks like lots of fun was had!

meli B said...

Yes the rain was a wash out yesterday. Lucky you have the studio. Happy Birthday. You have officially survived 6 years and I think parents should get a few presents too for that feat.

Helene said...

That's brilliant! Happy birthday to your little one. So glad I'm getting a grandchild soon - all those fabulous kids' things I can create/participate in again!

Lotti said...

I totally love this post. The colours are awesome and it looks like the kids had so much fun. How cool is that.

becci said...

I have found the answer to my question of what to do with the kids while I sew!

Penny said...

What a fabulous idea!
I love totally hands on projects with kids, funny how an idea like this can seem scary but in reality the children's interest just drives the presentation. Thanks for sharing!
Penny.