So I was finally ready to sew up my 30 ft yarnbomb. The Russian agreed to help me which was truly kind of her because she is sort of sick and also working 10 hour days. For people who actually pay her! We decided to sew starting at 2 on Saturday. I needed to make a date with somebody in order to get out of the house and stop knitting.
I met The Russian at the bike rack across from Earthly Goods. She was a little delirious. It was sunny ,warm and crowded. It was just what I wanted.
People rarely say anything until a lot of the knitting is sewn up and they can see what it is we are doing. We started taking pictures as we sewed.
“Thank you so much for what you’ve done for this town .”
“We’re so glad to meet you after seeing all your work.”
“Is some one paying you to do this? No? Adorable.”
“I love the knitting you did on the T.”
“No! We didn’t do that one!”
We did all this yarnbombing in Berkeley because we love it. And we got loved back.
Of course now I have to make a small list.
How To Get Love
1. Go to where the love is. We were out at 2 in the afternoon in our favorite spot.
2. Be patient. We have been installing 10 months.
3. Be relaxed. I am much warmer with people when I am sewing with The Russian then when I am alone.
4. Sit lower than everyone else. I think people like looking down on us.
5. Be open to being loved.
To me this was The Yarn Bomb Supreme.
An article in Berkeleyside on this squiggly rack. here