Yarn Bombing in Bend


Actually, yarn bombing is generally done in secret, so this doesn't qualify, but that's a catchy title so I went with it.  This is our very charming and oh-so-fabulous downtown shop called Dudley's Bookshop Cafe.  It's where our knitting group meets on Wednesday evenings (stop by if you're ever in town!) and its just a general community gathering place.  Plus they have fabulous used books and espresso drinks.  Anyway, our knitting group decided to decorate this little tree a few months ago and everyone brought something to add. It's been getting more and more decorated as the weeks go by.  I wish I'd gotten a photo back before the tree leafed out, but you can see how pretty it is.  Apparently, it's all the rage downtown and gets many favorable comments.  Chloe made the brightly striped section at the very bottom. 



I made the section at the bottom in the photo above.  I was having my carpel tunnel problems and not able to knit, but I found a fun swatch in my yarn bins and just used that.  There are lots of knitted ornaments, birds, leaves and flowers.  Even a mini zine (paper)!


I think this swatch is my favorite.  I've always wanted to do a Kaffe Fassett poppies pattern on something.  I hope you'll look for this tree if you ever visit downtown Bend and don't forget to stop in at Dudley's for a little refreshment and a book!