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Friday, May 8, 2015

Lola and Yarn Bombing, Bridge and Beyond Style

Not to make light of the sad situation of Homelessness, but.....we knitters and crocheters can always use a little laugh to keep us going.  Spotted this the other day in my email from Lion Brand and thought it was cute and worth sharing.  Love the play on words about yarn bombing.  Oh Lola, she's such a joker!

Ok.........this gives me an idea.  We've not had a contest here in quite awhile.  How bout everyone actually do some yarnbombing...Lola style ( you knitting or crocheting, holding yarn) and email me your pictures.  We'll display them here on Bridge and Beyond.  Each person who participates gets an entry into the yarn bombing photo contest and a name will be drawn the winner.  Take your pictures through the end of the current month, May, and on June 1st we'll announce the first winner.

On June 2nd, I'll post all the pictures so folks can vote for the photo they like best for yarn bombing and that will be the 2nd winner which will be announced on June 10th!  Quick, go mark your calendars, I'm doing the same so I don't miss the dates I told you.

Rules for the Contest:

  1. One entry per person (email me 1 photo of you yarnbombing).  My email for this contest is: SandyBridgeContest1@gmail.com
  2. Entries can begin today May8th and run through May 31st
  3. Winner will be announced here on the blog on June 1st
  4. Once the winner is announced you must email me, at the special email addy listed above your snail addy and whether you're a knitter or crocheter or both.  Deadline June 4th.
  5. If response hasn't been received by June 4th, then a 2nd drawing for the winner will be announced.
  6. All entries will be posted (without names) on June 2nd for voting.
  7. Voting for favorite yarn bombing photo runs from June 2nd through June 9th.
  8. Winner for favorite photo announced on June 10th.
  9. Winner of photo contest must email snail addy to me by June 14th, along with whether you're a knitter, crocheter, or both.
  10. If no response by June 14th, the runner up will be announced.
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42 comments:

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    1. Hope you'll join in the fun Delores, and thanks for the visit.

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  2. Have to agree with Delores, sounds like fun. You are right Sandy we have not had a contest for quite some time. May the best man, or woman as the case may be, win.
    GOD BLESS THE HOMELESS. marj in minnesota

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    1. Well said Marj...looking forward to see what people come up with.

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  3. That is a funny cartoon. I’ve seen some pretty creative real yarn bombing, but only once in person. In Cape May NJ there was a “mystery” bomber who would leave her “art” on trees in one of the parks. It made the local newspaper. I had to take the hour drive down to see it. There was quite a controversy over whether it was vandalism or art.
    The contest sounds like fun :)
    Just wanted to let you know I’ve been by every day. Guess I’ll have to stop lurking and speak up :)

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    1. Yeah, there are mixed emotions about stuff left on trees, while kinda novel, it doesn't seem the best of use of yarn...in my opinion, I'd rather see someone make something warm and get it into the hands of someone in need. Thus Lola style holding up yarn, or knitting/crocheting and photo bombing someone appeals to me.

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  4. Cute cartoon and contest!

    betty

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    1. Hope you'll join in on the fun Betty.

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  5. Love the contest, but will have to wait on it. I went camping and my hands are unbearable right now. Cracks all over... stupid me didn't wear gloves to work on gadgets and I'm paying for it. I can't imagine the homeless bearing the pain of Winter's chapped hands. I bouncing back from the A-Z.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean Katy. Being outdoors is hard on the hands, and I use cream like crazy even being indoors and washing my hands often, can't imagine how much dryer and chapped theirs must be.

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  6. I love Lola and your contest sounds fun! I would love to participate but don't know if I will be able to or not, we'll see. Never know from one day to the next. But...an idea just popped into my head...lol...lets see if I can do it by the end of the month. Katy I hope your hands get to feeling better. MARJ you are right we should have God Bless our homeless.

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    1. Hope you can Sherry, fingers and toes crossed for you.

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    1. I think so too Sharon, sure hope you'll join in the fun and spread the word.

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  8. Hi, Sandy,
    Sounds like things are going great!

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    1. Onward and upward is my motto J.L. thanks for the visit. You can join in the fun you know...you don't have to knit or crochet to have fun doing a yarnbombing photo...

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  9. Wonderful project, Sandy.
    Thanks for doing this, and thank you for keeping the Challenge momentum alive.

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    1. Thank you Robyn, appreciate the supportive visit. I do hope you'll join in the fun.

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  10. Sounds like a good contest! I used to do some knitting, but haven't for ages. Might be a good hobby to pick back up again as the materials etc. are small enough to fit on our boat and travel trailer.

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    1. Exactly what I was thinking. Told hubby about your blog and will send him the link, I know he'll enjoy your information about both the boat and trailer and the lust for traveling. Hope you'll join in on the fun with our contest.

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  11. This will be an interesting contest. Sounds the best way to yarn bomb. I just never understood why take the time to knit something for a tree. I want my time to be used to keep people warm. I will be looking forward to seeing all the pics.
    I love seeing the Lola cartoons.

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    1. Totally with you, I don't really like to support the other type of yarn bombing, to me it seems wasteful and it can be destructive.

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  12. That is a funny comic. One always needs humour...it is a way to cope with the sadness and make us feel better. It bring joy and optimism so I am all for a good laugh. Can't wait to see the pictures. I will now try to e-mail you. I am not in good shape today so I hope I can do it correctly

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    1. Sorry you're not in good shape, hope you feel better soon Birgit.

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  13. Looking forward to seeing the pictures and projects in process. This is a great idea! Cheryl B (OH)

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    1. Thanks for popping in, hope you'll join us.

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  14. I also think this is a fun idea for a project! Though I'm not a knitter, it will be interesting to see what everyone comes up with.

    Julie

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    1. Hey Julie, you could still have fun and do a picture.

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  15. The contest sounds like fun. There should be lots of interesting photos!

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    1. Hope so Harvest Hill, thanks for the visit, much appreciated. You can get in on the fun.

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  16. That's a great idea. Can't wait to see what people come up with.

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    1. I'm anxious to see thema also. Hope lots of folks participate.

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  17. That's a great idea. Can't wait to see what people come up with.

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  18. Guess I'll have to figure out what yarnbombing is!LOL

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    1. Lola's version is just photo bombing but with yarn. Others though cover trees, signs, fences, etc.

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    2. Mrs. 4444, tried to leave a comment on your blog, but am unable to, it's only open to Disgus, Google+ and Facebook sign in's. You're probably limiting comments and followers on your blog with those restrictions.

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  19. OMG! Yarn bombing is awesome! I've bookmarked it for a future project for a volunteer group that I advise; the kids would LOVE it! Thanks.

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    1. Let me know when and what the kids are going to do. Love to know.

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  20. Oh fun! I have to get some yarn for an afghan pattern I bought for my Baba so I will try and purchase it before the end of May and send in a fun photo!

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    1. Great idea, look forward to your fun picture.

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  21. What a fun idea! I've put in a plug for your contest at my blog, Creation and Compassion, at marcyhowesblogspot.com. I'm not sure that I'll have time to enter but maybe someone else who sees my post will.

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    1. Thank you Marcy for the visit and the plug, much appreciated. Hope to see you again here on Bridge and Beyond.

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