Well you can’t help but think it, can you: would that all bombing were so beautifully harmless and smile-inducing. In my last post I mentioned our ‘guerrilla garden’, but here we have a spot of guerrilla knitting found in and around our favourite small Shropshire town of Bishop’s Castle. The great knitting outbreak apparently began here a few years ago to coincide with the town’s arts festival, but I noticed some more recent additions on our last visit. It’s inspiring me to get my knitting needles out again for a little more creative procrastination, though yarn bombing Wenlock might be a step too far. Maybe the allotment…?!*&
Knitted peas and carrots anyone?
Crocheted cupcakes at Poppies Tearoom?
Much indulging of the imagination at the bookshop:
And then some subtle, ‘environmentally sensitive’ yarning:
Last but not least, in the entrance of the Town Hall you may also see a knitted version whose accompanying notice says it was created by Nigel. It’s there to serve a particular good cause, inviting donations for the care and renovation of this lovely building that sits so finely at the top of the town:
41 thoughts on “What A Good Yarn! Knitting Bombs in Bishops Castle”
Some talented people!
Definitely some nifty stitching which is a bit beyond me.
exactly what i was going to say! I cannot even knit a square without dropping a stitch or mucking up the tension!!
I reckon you should Yarn bomb Wenlock and Ludlow
Might need an army of knitters. So much casting on and casting off 🙂
A lovely little town, more so on a sunny day!
It can be a bit bleak in the winter. Big wind up the High Street!
I think it was winter time when we last visited!
Never did learn to knit but these are very crreative.
I am a failed knitter. Though I hang my head in shame, I am joyful that the art lives on, even though I am hopelessly unable to participate. Knit on! I will cheer as you purl you final whatever you do with your yarn.
It’s good to have some heartfelt support on the knitting front 🙂
Love the peas Tish 🙂
Hi Brian. They’re so fabulously counter-intuitive aren’t they 🙂
Love these, Tish. Used to be a knitter when the children grew up – not anymore though.
I have bursts of enthusiasm but not for anything as complicated as peas in a pod 🙂
Impressive bit of creative knitting you’ve captured. Wow.
Wow, love those knitted peas and carrots, really creative!
And so hard to make out of knitting wool! 🙂
These projects are creative and fun, but my frugal streak means I will only ever knit things to wear 🙂 I only learnt to knit effectively as an adult when I discovered the Continental style of knitting – so much easier than the crooked finger thing.
I too only knit things to wear, but I do admire these dotty creations – the process of actually knitting the peas for one thing!
what fun . . I so love yarn bombing especially when it is as good as this 🙂
Love the town hall with a hole in the roof! 🙂 🙂
It’s a whizz as a money box, isn’t it. You just have to put something in there.
And the calorie free cakes, of course 🙂 🙂
Just a bit chewy though.
I am so impressed with that kind of knitting. I can manage a decent rib when pushed, but that’s about it. They look glorious, one and all. 😀
They make me smile just to think of them 🙂
What fun! The people who have knitted and crocheted these items are so clever.
I feel I want to give them a hug – whoever they are 🙂
I do like the idea of yarn-bombing; indeed any public art celebrating “women’s” crafts. A lot of what I’ve actually seen here is quite ugly and made with the vile colours of yard that are invariably to be found in the Specials bin. 😬
Yarn from the specials bin does not sound at all inviting. What I like about the Bishop’s Castle egs is they are affectionate and humorous and ‘of their place’. And definitely a celebration of some nifty stitching skills to say nothing of having the dexterity to knit and stuff a row of peas.
The peas are amazing!
These are wonderful! I admire the artist talent of some people. My favourite are the peas in a pod – so cute. Sadly, the best I would be able to squeeze out is a simple square.
Ah yes, but squares can make nice throws!
That is true 🙂