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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Yarn Indaba 2014 - Voortrekker Monument Yarn Bomb

I first blogged about the Yarn Indaba 2014 way back in September 2013 in THIS POST

The day of the great Yarn Bomb (1 August 2014) finally arrived and hubby and I set off to Pretoria.    The last time we visited the Voortrekker Monument was about 28 years ago (before we married!).

After the Garmin got us lost a few times, insisting we turn where there were no turns, or make a u-turn in the face of oncoming traffic, and attempting to send us up a dirt road we eventually arrived at the Monument. 

OH MY!!    OH MY!    So much yarny awesomeness!!!

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I have never ever seen so many granny blocks!

We had to behave like tourists and get a "selfie" at the foot of the stairs with the most spectacular display of colour in the background!


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In order for the world record attempt to succeed a total number of 19050 blocks of 20cm x 20cm and 3350 blocks of 15cm x 15cm were needed.

By 14 July 2014 a total number of 27 803 squares had been collected (according to the Yarn Indaba Facebook Page).


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A total of 657 blankets were made which will be gifted to various charities when the Yarn Bomb is dis-assembled this afternoon.


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So many beautiful, colourful blankets, worked together so neatly.

What an amazing privilege to have been able to witness this!!!!

I am one happy lady!!

17 comments:

  1. OMG what a lovely sight! So much love in those squares. Hope many cold people get them in the end.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a nice evening.

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    1. This is just the nicest way to spread the crochet love!! So many blankets mean a lot of people are going to sleep warmer!

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  2. How awesome that had to be to see all that color in person.

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  3. I am so sorry I missed the YarnBomb, it must have looked too amazing!! But no matter, couldn't be helped .. I got to buy some nice yarn and spend special time with my Stellie!

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    1. It was spectacular to see it in person! But spending time with Stellie is priceless!

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  4. Hi Zelina, wow what a magnificent thing to witness. I am South African and would have loved to have been able to see this. I have been intrigued by your last name and wandering whether you were from SA as it is a rather unusual way to spell it for being English. I also want to say thank you for all your contributions to my monthly mandalongs, you are a star!!! I am going to use one of your patterns again, I hope you don't mind, there are so many of your beautiful mandalas that I would love to make and this seems like the perfect opportunity to do it. I hope you are keeping well. Sending you much love Hannapat xoxox

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  5. It looks amazing, I would have loved to have been there. :)

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  6. Wow that's incredible! Well done everyone!

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  7. Wonderful and thanks for the picture of you and your hubby. It's neat to get to see the face behind all the beautiful, colorful crochet. You are a pretty lady.

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  8. W.O.W.! This looks sooooo amazing! You are so lucky thaz you got to see it in real! ��

    Take care Anne
    http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de

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  9. Thanks for sharing this fabulous piece

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  10. I am glad to see there was still an area on the side for people to walk along the steps, it would be hard to see all that beautiful work walked on.

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  11. Beautiful! Thanks for the pictures.

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  12. That would be so cool to be apart of!

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