I've landed back on my feet in Twillingate, Newfoundland and can't believe more than a year has passed. Thirteen months appears to be precisely long enough for everything to change, while also remaining exactly the same. My pre-adventure yarnbombs tell the tale the best though. They're still braving the North Atlantic elements but have almost all lost their youthful...enthusiasm, shall we say?The spectacular vistas that abound here make a dramatic background for adventures in street-craft; as a result I'm starting to get antsy to make some. But, before the next leg of this adventure begins, I need to unpack the last one and this involves two steps.Step one is unpacking my backpack crafting kit. I used my smallest packing cube as the 'kit' and this is what I kept inside:1 pair of double pointed needles1 stitch counter2 darning needles1 stitch holdertiny sewing kitembroidery needles and black thread*safety pins and tags (not pictured)Would you believe that's all I needed to knit a yarnbomb for each country I visited in SE Asia last year?
My return to Twillingate has taught me a few practical lessons about the street arts & crafts scene:1. Parachute chord ages really well2. Smaller yarnbombs age better than big ones3. Removing your work is your responsibility-amazingly, no one seems to have even touched it while I was away!4. Nothing lasts forever, especially temporary street art5. Terminating a yarnbomb is hard but necessary6. Street arts & crafts can be surprisingly resilientHave you had a chance to 'unpack' 2016 yet? What practical lessons did you learn? Did you find that you too need to get rid of the old to make room for the new?I love hearing from you so be sure to comment below or reach out on social media, just to say hey or to share what crafty mischief you're getting up to. Im on both Twitter and Instagram and always happy to yarn-on about yarn!I'd also be really greateful if you shared this post with your crafty friends. I figure the bigger the 'gang', the bigger the projects we can tackle together. So, please share and lets get to the business of getting to know one another!