Let’s yarn bomb a Mini car!
It was the third Big Textile Show last weekend. There were exhibitions, workshops and stalls selling fabric, fibre and yarn goodies. And there was a Mini Classic parked in the café area. The plan was to yarn bomb the car.
Whose idea was this?
Jenny organises The Big Textile Show. She had the idea to yarn bomb a Mini car. She even knew someone who owns one. And that person agreed to loan it for the show.
That would be too easy!
Not to do things by halves, Jenny thought we should try to beat the world record for the fastest time. Who knew there was a world record for a Mini car yarn bomb! It’s all very official. The Big Textile Show was accepted as a venue for a Guinness World Record attempt. Details were confirmed. All the knitting had to be done at the event, in one sitting (so that’s one day, since we can’t stay overnight).
A lucky car
This particular Mini Classic won its class in the Monte-Carlo Historic Rally. Hopefully, that would bring us good luck!
What I know about yarn bombing
I’ve done some yarn bombing before. I have an idea of how much yarn is needed, how many knitters and how much time. A lot, a lot and a lot! Plus people are needed to sew all the squares together. And, most people who knit will know that most knitters don’t like the last bit, the sewing. They would much rather get on with knitting something else.
It all comes together
So, this was an ambitious project, even without attempting the world record. As you can see from the photos, the Mini was covered in knitting, and a bit of crochet. It did take the best part of two days, so the world record wasn’t broken. We did have lots of fun trying. And non-knitters enjoyed watching the squares gradually cover the car.
This unique car blanket is to be auctioned to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.