Yarn Bombing 4 the Apocalypse

Delivery.com Yarn BombingThe “Strange Hobbies” commercial by Delivery.com is killer hilarious, albeit, the title is rather offensive to the art of Yarn Bombing.  I’m sure most people will find it funny, but to a knitter, it falls into a different perspective. When you Yarn Bomb everything in sight, to the point where you are no longer able to function, it just becomes quite tragic.  Most knitters are a mere fraction of a step away from that reality. One more yarn purchase, and the commencement begins.

Strange Hobbies

Yarn Bombing is the art of encasing random items in yarn, in the style of street art or graffiti; be it knit, crochet or however yarn can be used to enrobe the item completely or partially. I always thought the concept was totally outrageous, but now that I too am obsessed with fiber craft, I can see the tremendous fun and creative outlet it offers. I can also see the layers of crumbling sanity. This commercial brings the extreme sport of Yarn Bombing to the masses. I wonder if the outside world can truly understand just how close to the end that could bring us all.

Yarn Addiction

I have developed a deep and highly intense love and obsession with yarn, and I know darn well that I am not alone.  I see myself teetering on the edge, and I have come to terms with that.  We must do what makes us happy. There are always going to be people who don’t like or appreciate the things we love.  Instead of saying, “If the rest of the world doesn’t like it, they can just suck it.” sometimes you just have to love it enough for the rest of the world.

I don’t fully understand how I arrived at my current state of Yarn Addiction, but I know there must be something deeper than color, thickness, softness and fluffiness, but that’s definitely a major part of it. Why else would I stand in the School Products Yarn Store for almost an hour drooling over their Chunky Yarn display? Touched emoji

School Supply Store Chunky Yarn Display

Maybe it’s the idea that you can create a whole garment out of a pile of strings.  Maybe it’s even more intense than that—a deep sense of passion possibly.  I can’t for the life of me figure out what it is for sure.

I don’t know—there must be drugs in yarn. It doesn’t make sense why I have squirreled away skein stashes like they are disaster supplies. Sacks and sacks of yarn hidden in my closet like the stores are all just going to shut down one day, and there will never be any more yarn.

It’s as though I’m saving up for the apocalypse. So when it all goes down, I can go out and Yarn Bomb the enemy.

But that’s not exactly such a bad idea. In war, we fight to obtain peace. In any other situation, an analogy of this nature would be absurd, and most certainly the sign of a severe lack of intellect.

But that’s the nature of that beast. Finding a way out of that black hole would be an ideal solution. In the perfect world, yarn could bring about that necessary change.

The reality is, if all wars were fought by Yarn Bombing, then the paradoxical nature of war would be much more peacekeeping.

Peace emoji

19 thoughts on “Yarn Bombing 4 the Apocalypse

  1. Lmaoooo! First I hadn’t seen this I am so sharing this on my page. Second the obsession is real. I don’t have space for all the yarn I have, does that stop me?? Who gets depressed because the snow stopped them from attending a trunk show that they had NO business attending? *raises hand*

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  2. That commercial is hilarious. The little kitty even got a knitted hoodie LOL. Knitting looks therapeutic…I’m really going to have to get into it one of these days. You must take me on your next trip to that yarn store. Love that lil emoji icon btw lol!

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  3. My dear Belinda, I do not know if You wrote this post as Humour or not. But, finding a string of “‘obsessed,’ ‘crumbling sanity,’ ‘Addiction,’ ‘teetering on the edge,’ ‘do what makes us (oneself) happy,’ ‘no longer able to function,'” etc, of which Your article is full, would make me just start Running! Regards. 🙂

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        1. That’s hilarious! 😂 The first step is admitting you have a problem. I think we have that one covered. The second step would probably be learning to put down the needles. 😫💀 We’re going to need a little help with that. 😊

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  4. I also fight a yarn addiction. I think you hit on something when you mentioned all the creative possibilities contained in the yarn. Or it could just be a disease. Lol. I have to remind myself that there will always be yarn for sale and I don’t absolutely need to buy sweater quantities of every gorgeous yarn i see just because like it. I’m trying to work out of my stash at the moment. If I can knit 3-4 sweaters out of it, I may have it back down to manageable size. In the meantime, I can’t stop browsing online yarn stores. 🙂

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    1. See!! I knew I wasn’t alone. 😂 Right now I’m trying to do the same thing. I want to figure out projects that would work to exact, or near completion with the yarn I already have. If we can muster up enough self-control, it will be perfectly ok to browse. 😊

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      1. It’s an almost impossible task. I try to avoid the yarn stores because every skein or hank I see, makes me think, “Oh that would look so very amazing for a… (insert project here)” Lol!! 😄 It’s kinda hopeless. Hopefully your present stash will be able to keep the flames at bay long enough for you to get back to where you want to be. 😊

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