In one of the biggest yarn bombings I’ve ever seen that covered a single thing, knitters and crocheters from around the world have taken part in a project to cover a DC-3 with yarn in the Yukon Territory.
The project was conceived by Yarn Bomb Yukon, and you can see lots of great details and more information at their website. The project was more than six months in the making and involved squares (and full-sized blankets) from people all over North America. In all the 70-year-old plane was covered in nearly 2,500 square feet of stitching (though it looks like a lot of it was crocheted, I’m sure there’s some knitting in there, too).
The plane can be viewed in all its yarny splendor between now and Aug. 21. The pieces, which took two weeks to assemble (you can see a quick time-lapse of the process here) will be taken apart in blanket sizes and given to charity. (Ignore the fact that the story linked there starts with a joke about angry sheep and goes on to say the yarn used was all acrylic. Some people clearly have no clue what they’re talking about.)
[Photo by Yarn Bomb Yukon.]