Monday, October 31, 2011

More press. :)

The local food co-op ( mentioned us in their latest newsletter: Co-op shopper The story is at the bottom of page 3. Does anyone know who the mystery pumpkin bomber is? Maybe it's Slip-Knitty, the other "mystery bomber" in town.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween yarn bomb!

I'd been thinking about this bike rack since I first saw it this summer...before it was installed outside. I knew that I would have to bomb it at some point. I mean, LOOK at it!

 I spend a few weeks working on my idea, hoping that it would turn out as I imagined it. I took everything down there earlier today and started with this: 

I did this one next. I had some help with the knitting on this one from a new bomber.

What's Halloween without a jack-o-lantern?


Here's a shot of the whole thing. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Woolly Walk Along

A while back, I heard about a big yarn bombing project in New Zealand. A knitter calling herself  Knitty Graffity was asking for pieces to put on the railing around the wharf in Auckland for the Rugby World Cup which is being held there.

Here's a link to an article about it:

Be sure to watch this video. Our piece (black with colored flowers) is first visible at :19. There's a close-up of it not long after. Starting at :41 it's on the screen for about 10 seconds while being sewn onto the pole. Very cool.

You can read more about the project at Knitty Graffity's blog:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We have a mystery bomber in our midst!

While walking through Riverside Park today, I spotted this yarn bomb. I've never seen any around here, other than the ones we put up, so it was really cool. While taking a picture of it, a lady walking by said "They're doing that all over. Isn't it cool?!"

The tag says "Slip-Knitty". If you are, or know, Slip-Knitty, send us an email: bluffsidebombers (at)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Pump House

Word got to us that The Pump House was looking for a little yarn bombing action for Krazy Daze. The chance to put up some bombs without worrying about anything was very nice. Not only that, I had steps to sit on, shade AND a slight breeze....not to mention all of the positive comments. I may do some bombing there every day. It's good for my mental health. We will probably be putting more stuff up outside in the future. 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The scarf is at the river!

Remember the giant scarf from a few weeks ago? It's on display on a fence for the annual Riverfest celebration. It's not our project, but we helped with it. It took us about an hour and a half to put it up. Luckily for us, someone else will be taking it down next week, after the festivities. (assuming that it survives....)

This guy and his brother helped roll out the last several yards. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Go "like" our library!

If you're on facebook, click the link below and "like" them. This is our local library and they are HUGE supporters of the Bluffside Bombers. Let's see how many non-locals we can get to join. If you can, leave a post on their wall telling them that we sent you. :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

TV, newspapers, Flickr, oh my!

Saturday was a crazy day! We had committed to volunteer with the yearly knitting day at the library which, for the first time, was in June, on Worldwide Knit in Public Day. It also happened to be the 1st annual International Yarn Bombing Day.

We don't usually ask for permission, but did talk to the library director about this. She said she didn't want to be involved but if things appeared, it would be fine. :) Our plan was to put things up with twist ties for the day and take them down at the end of the day so they could be sewn on elsewhere at another date. Well....we got asked to leave the indoor pieces there and to also sew the monster feet onto the bike rack. I also got permission to cover the entire rack. That should keep me busy! Stay tuned for updates on that project. Luckily, I found out about that just after I was asked to set out several boxes of acrylic yarn that was to be given away. I grabbed a  bunch of bright Red Heart.

During the 10:00 news that night, I saw this:

This morning, I went to get the Sunday paper off of the steps and saw this:

Later in the day, someone from the library posted these pics on Flickr:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bombs that I forgot to post...oops.

 These were done on May 13 for the newspaper interview.

The white piece is still on this bike rack but the feet are gone.

This was removed because of the grumpy park & rec will make a return at some point....somewhere. 

My favorite piece so far. The spiked collar was so cool!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dobby and his sock.

When I spotted Dobby, my first thought was "He needs a sock!" Last night, I took care of that.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Farmer's Market

To mark the first day of the Farmer's Market, I dropped off some carrots (or are they orange peppers?)...hey, it was 1am when I finished these. Give me a break.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More yarn bombing stories in the news.

Knitters go guerilla - drop yarn bombs

Names you need to know: yarn bombing

Knit stalker: yarn bombing puts public fixtures in stitches

We need your help!

Our local library is celebrating National Knit in Public Day on Saturday, June 11.  It is also National Yarn Bombing Day, so we will be yarn bombing the library...inside & out. There are projects of all sizes, so even if you're a beginner, you can help us.

Here's a list of what we need, from smallest to largest:

tubes for door handles - 2 1/2" circ. x 3" long

flat pieces 2 1/2" wide x no more than 12" long

flat pieces 14 1/2"-15" wide x as long as you want (these will be on light poles outside of the library..make them BRIGHT to bring attention to the event)

There is a tree that we're hoping to cover, as well. Any and all flat pieces will be useful. We will sew them together onto the tree that morning.

Email us ( for more info or to set up a time for us to get your knitted items.

Thank you!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cool yarn bombing story from Salt Lake City

First out-of-town bomb.

I hit this tree with a skull bomb last Saturday. It's outside of a very cool yarn shop. I don't think that it will be there long, as it's just tied on with long i-cords because I didn't know what I would be attaching it to or what size it would be. I like this one a lot. 

 Their window was filled with yarn caterpillars. How cool is that?!

They had a bicycle in the other window that they're covering with yarn. They also were bombing this small tree in their window. I wonder if they've noticed the small socks that were added....

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New bombs.

These went up last Thursday . The monster foot is already gone. (sorry that it's sideways...I'm on a public computer and uploaded it directly from my camera...)

 We heard that this shop owner saw the first bike rack bomb and liked it, so we put one in front of his shop. Sadly, the first bike rack bomb disappeared between Thursday night and Tuesday afternoon.  :(

I really like the rainbow that we put in front of the LGBT Resource Center. I hope that they do, too.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

1st yarn bombs!

We did our first yarn bombs tonight. There are a lot of these new bike racks in town. I wonder how many of them we can cover?

I made this one knowing that there was a light pole in front of one of the tattoo shops in town. I hope that they like it.

Some sunny yellow cables to brighten the day, hopefully.

We saw this on our way home and had to stop and listen: