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vALLANtine vandals

Posted in crafty by Allie on February 14, 2010

I saw someone do a project like this on the webbernets last year and knew immediately, that next year, I wanted to do the same thing. I can’t find the link anymore, so I don’t remember if it was a yarnbombing sort of thing, or an altruistic thing; I just remember pictures of a snowy, tree-lined street, and scarves. Lots and lots of scarves. How great would it be to hang scarves around the city for people who need them to take and wear?!

We live in a great house in Toronto on the wrong side of the tracks (in fact, one of our local parks is considered the most dangerous part of the city), so we see our fair share of disadvantaged folks around. We take many walks in our neighbourhood, and these people are actually quite sweet to us. They’re … characters. They really like Mr. S, and Addie’s always a hit. There’s the guy who carries a full set of harmonicas on a belt, the guy who offers Addie his sandwich (and plays with her in the off-leash area), and several ladies who smile at Samson when we walk by. Whatever disputes these people have, they keep it to themselves. I wanted to help these people.

So, yesterday we headed out to Allan Gardens (see, I didn’t mispell it!), a local park frequented by these folks, and started hanging!

I wish it could be a more spectacular display, and sadly, not all the scarves I put out were handknit, but I hope someone is a bit warmer because of these scarves. Next year, I’m asking for donations so I can have one scarf for every tree in Allan Gardens.

Happy Valentine’s Day .

* There is some confusion surrounding the spelling of Allan/Allen Gardens. Google maps says one thing, Toronto’s site says another. I’m trying to put it right.

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  1. Tara McMullen said, on February 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I heart you in a really big way right now. That’s truly awesome.

  2. joyandwoe said, on February 25, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    That is awesomesauce. I’d love to contribute to next year’s bedecking (festooning? hugging?) with a little notice.

    — J

  3. […] year, on February 14th, I packed up Hubby, the baby, and my handy-dandy photographer and went to Allan Gardens to hang […]


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