Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Bicycle yarn bombing



June 1st was the first day of Winter for us - now we are into chilly nights and nippy mornings. We are up in the top of the north island so we don't get snow, it's pretty mild here. Yesterday I decided to bite the bullet and go further than I normally do with my walks - I ended up doing about 5kms in a loop from start to finish so I felt pretty good about my achievement.

Anyway the crochet coloured bicycle is something I spotted at one of our local cafes last time we were there a week ago. Here in NZ people cover trees usually with crochet creations called "Yarn Bombing" and when we lived in Tauranga we saw it alot there so I was pleasantly surprised by this - a bike is definitely different.

15 comments:

Tom said...

...it's a first for me and we have mighty cold winters.

carol l mckenna said...

We are moving into summer ~ but your header photo is gorgeous and what a bicycle ~ love the idea of Yarn bombing ~ so creative and colorful ^_^

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At Home In New Zealand said...

Yarn bombing is very eye-catching and that bike certainly draws attention :)

Susan Heather said...

Love the bike.

kwarkito said...

this yarn bombing is a very strange custom, not very common in our latitudes. But this bicycle becomes almost an art object...

Rhonda Albom said...

I was amused the first time I saw a tree "knitted". I forget if that was up north a bit or in Wellington. I wish I had some more woolies on now.

betty-NZ said...

Wow, I can only think about how much time and love went into covering this bike! How awesome.

I am excited to see your corner at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for linking up.

Esha M Dutta said...

Lovely bike! Never seen one as lovely as this! :)

Cathy said...

Lamp posts and bike racks are the choice near where I live. Cyclists have a heck of a job trying not to get their bikes tangled in the coverings.
That bicycle looks nice and warm - more than it is in Melbourne

local alien said...

I didn't use to like yarn bombing, thought it looked tatty but recently I've seen 'your' bike and Chris's tree in her 'dietcoke rocks'blog and changed my mind.
The bicycle is a great attraction.
Good on you for the walking.

NatureFootstep said...

o dear. I hope they don´t have to ride on wet muddy roads with this one :)

Sharon said...

Someone did an excellent job covering that bike. It looks great.

bill burke said...

Very cool looking bike. In the last town we lived in, Killybeg, the local hospital had a bike like this displayed in their lobby. Our temps are lower than your winter temps today, 12C. This weekend it's supposed to warm up in to the 20s.
Great job on your walking.

Veronica Lee said...

That certainly is an extraordinary bike! Very cool!

Graham Edwards said...

Well that's a new one on me. There were plenty of seats and traffic bollards etc like that in the Napier area but a bike is far more interesting.

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