After the success of our September yarn bomb, when the weather was nice and sunny, we decided in our wisdom that it would be a good idea to create a yarn bomb at the start of the term after Christmas. So after deciding on a theme (snowflakes & icicles) we set to work. Big mistake! We ended up decorating yesterday in the coldest, wildest weather the UK has had for years. We soon learned to hold tightly to every snowflake as we tied them to the tree or the wind would whip them across the playground, resulting in us charging through the mud and puddles to retrieve them. Our poor fingers were so frozen we had difficulty sewing the tree sock to the tree, and we had to make sure everything was well secured, or we risked the tree being bare by the next morning. Luckily we had a few extra hands to help, and we were done in less than an hour. Overnight here the weather was even worse – the wind was howling and the rain was absolutely hammering down and all I could think about was how our poor snowflakes were faring. So this morning I went up to the school with my fingers firmly crossed and yippee – the tree was still dressed
and the quiet area still had its decorations too.
Phew, what a relief.
Just for your amusement, here is the difference a term has made:
Lessons learned from the latest yarn bomb – wait until summer!