West Seattle scenes: Birthday flamingos; Junction ‘yarn bomb’

March 31, 2011 at 11:23 am | In Seen around town, West Seattle news | 18 Comments

Gray day but we’ve seen some colorful sights in the past hour. First, Marguerite Lynch shared the news that her twin sons Sean and Andrew Lynch turned 13 today – and got a flamingo flock courtesy of friends, with the help of the youth group at Admiral Congregational Church (which happens to be right across the street from her house; we recently covered their flocking at Alki Mail and Dispatch). The flamingos are currently gracing Marguerite’s famous planting-strip edible-garden spots, as well as part of the rest of her yard. Meantime, in The Junction:

Jaesee the West Seattle “yarn-bomber” has struck again. We told her story here earlier this week, after her guerrilla knitting project at an Admiral District bike rack; this morning, she announced a new creation, and we photographed it while driving through The Junction (it’s at the southeast corner of Walk All Ways). First word came from WSB contributor Keri DeTore, who reported on the first “yarn-bomb” and got a statement from her – after the jump:

did another one because it is really fun to make and put them up, and also to keep up the momentum on the website so I can start promoting things like the LYS Tour in May, the May Day project I have planned and International Yarn Bomb Day on June 11th.

I chose The Junction because it is a high traffic area, and because there are a lot of artsy places and folks around there that I thought would appreciate it. Since it was relatively early in the evening and a busy intersection, we had a lot of people driving and walking by, and the response was 100% positive!

Someone took a photo, people driving by waved and smiled, it is quite a fun time and it just makes me want to go back out tomorrow and do more!

18 Comments

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE these; best use of knitting ever!!!
    ~
    thank you yarn-bomber; look forward to more

    Comment by Diane — 11:47 am March 31, 2011 #

  2. I love a good flocking. I have ‘mingos in my yard year round. I can see Margerites from my house.

    Comment by KristinaNoir — 11:58 am March 31, 2011 #

  3. I also love Jaesee the Yarn Bomber……keep it up…love it!!!

    Comment by RJB — 12:00 pm March 31, 2011 #

  4. I just love the art of those flamingos.
    I thought I had found my calling, artistically,
    when I received this week’s McLendon’s Hardware flyer with the “5-pair party pack” of Pink Flamingos discounted from $65.99 to sale price of $49.99!
    -
    Pink Flamingo Up Westsiders!

    Comment by Nulu — 12:05 pm March 31, 2011 #

  5. Some colorful flourishes on a gray day – priceless!

    Comment by Kate K — 12:07 pm March 31, 2011 #

  6. One persons art is another persons eyesore.

    Maybe they could stitch some clothes for the homeless instead.

    Comment by Watertowerjoey — 12:15 pm March 31, 2011 #

  7. Thanks! And thank goodness it is still up, I had a mini freak out this morning when I realized how windy it was.

    Comment by YarnCore — 12:18 pm March 31, 2011 #

  8. Those flamingos need sweaters. And leggings.

    Comment by irukandji — 2:20 pm March 31, 2011 #

  9. The yarn balls make me happy and laugh at the pole. So great!

    Comment by AJL — 2:40 pm March 31, 2011 #

  10. friend and I decided that a pole somewhere needs to be yarn bombed…with balls at the top and fringe at the bottom :)

    Comment by JanS — 3:47 pm March 31, 2011 #

  11. can you come bomb the westwood village area :D

    Comment by JB — 4:39 pm March 31, 2011 #

  12. HAPPY BIRTHADY SEAN AND ANDREW LYNCH!!

    Comment by Eric W. — 5:32 pm March 31, 2011 #

  13. Yay for beautifying West Seattle! More flamingos! More yarn bombing!

    Comment by ElizabethElaine — 5:34 pm March 31, 2011 #

  14. Oh, and I love the flamingos! We need lots more of this kind of fun stuff!

    Comment by YarnCore — 6:37 pm March 31, 2011 #

  15. Happy Birthday Sean and Andrew!

    From Lauri ;-)

    Comment by Silver in Ballard — 7:16 pm March 31, 2011 #

  16. What happened to my original post?

    “One persons art is another persons eyesore”

    Get in line or get out, huh?

    What is this, the Richard Maddow show?

    Nice.

    Comment by Watertowerjoey — 7:23 pm March 31, 2011 #

  17. whoa irukandji !

    I rather love the idea of knitted leggings for flamingos!
    :D

    I say go for it YarnCore! Gild that lily!

    Comment by westseattledood — 11:21 pm March 31, 2011 #

  18. Your comment is still there, Watertowerjoey.

    Settle down. : )

    Comment by ElizabethElaine — 1:04 am April 1, 2011 #

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