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February 1, 2012

Extra Yarn, a children's book...

A few days ago we went to a local book shop where the kids made pom poms and then they read aloud this book Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett illustrated by Jon Klassen (I really love the pictures, looks like he rolled paint onto knitted fabric and pressed it on the paper)!They hung up their pom poms on a tree in the bookstore, and some on the trees outside, too. A group of women, who call themselves the Cincinnati Bombshells (they "bomb" the town with their knitted and crocheted colourful beauty...for example, we saw the outdoor statue of Cincinnatus the Roman with leg warmers and a scarf!), came and helped. What an awesome group! They wear blonde wigs, so to remain anonymous. And gave out blonde wigs for the kids to wear. What do you think of Olivia (I thought she was already blonde, but guess she's actually a dirty blonde or light brown hair girl now)?

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12 comments:

Tracey said...

How fun! I need to check into my bookstore doing the same thing. I love the title of the book, it's perfect!
Happy Yarn along.

heather said...

That book looks really cool! And I love the wig ladies. Such a fun event!

Lori ann said...

i love this book, and recently bought it, aren't the illustrations great? love the little yarn bomber!

GretchenJoanna said...

What fun! All that colorful yarn and knitted stuff is inspiring. I'm glad you have a blog so I can get in on the excitement. Happy February!

Jeannette said...

Anon bombshells? too funny...yes the world could use more knitting...

Proud Mama said...

Lori Ann also recommended this book. I have it on our list. Love the wigs for incognito beautification

willfulmina said...

Wow, I really wish I lived in your area!

Mel said...

Cute! Maybe that would be a good book for my kids to read while I knit ;)

(lia) said...

I saw someone mention this book on Ravelry and I'm so excited to read it! How fun! We used to have a beautiful little children's bookshop near me and I just know they would have done a fun display for this book. Unfortunately, it is no more. :( So sad!

Cynthia said...

I am suddenly seeing this book everywhere! I guess I had better check it out for myself. It looks like you all had a wonderful time. So much color in those photos! :)

Henny Penny said...

I love the wig idea. Makes me want find a wig to wear when I'm knitting in public. :)

JO said...

That's a clever idea .... the wig ladies =). and the yarn books sounds interesting.