West Seattle scene: Junction stump gets ‘yarn-bombed’

The tree stump on the KeyBank corner of the California-Alaska intersection (aka “Walk All Ways”) in The Junction has a new decoration. A tipster e-mailed us early today to say it had been “yarn-bombed” overnight. First one of those we’ve heard of/seen in a while. The tipster’s photo was too small to use, so we stopped by while in The Junction a little while ago to get this one.

13 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Junction stump gets 'yarn-bombed'"

  • Aman March 5, 2012 (11:45 am)

    Vast improvement!

  • Silly Goose March 5, 2012 (11:54 am)

    I saw one of these in a yard on Graham street as well, don’t get it!!

  • Laurie March 5, 2012 (12:04 pm)

    Very sweet and silly. I love it.

  • JanS March 5, 2012 (3:14 pm)

    Silly goose..there’s nothing to “get”..it’s just whimsy….

  • patt March 5, 2012 (4:14 pm)

    I always thought it was a portal. good hatch cover:)

  • W March 5, 2012 (5:37 pm)

    Thanks JanS for explaining to Silly. I’m the prankster!!!

  • water taxi rider March 5, 2012 (5:54 pm)

    I am not a fan of yarn bombing. seems like a waste of yarn when you consider the many cold homess on the street that could use a blanket or gloves.

  • Gato March 5, 2012 (8:50 pm)

    Water Taxi Driver, Trust me, the prankster in question has supplied Many scarves, gloves and hats to cold poor people. The prankster is entitled to a little whimsy once in awhile. I bet your not a fan of people dressing up the west Seattle statues either.

  • Nick March 5, 2012 (8:51 pm)

    They really need to get rid of that stump, it looks awful. Even just putting sidewalk there instead would look better. Not to mention it could be easily tripped over.

  • Bligs Mander March 6, 2012 (3:22 am)

    I love random weirdness! Keep it up!!

    I noticed too that the tree stockings are gone on 4th ave in downtown now too. I drive that way much more these days on my carpool commute. That made me a little sad.

  • YarnCore March 6, 2012 (3:17 pm)

    I’m not sure people understand that yarn bombers usually use cheap scratchy craft store acrylic yarn to yarn bomb, stuff not fit for blankets/scarves for homeless people. They’re not wasting it, they are being artistic and whimsical. Don’t you have a hobby? Do you dedicate your hobby to helping homeless and needy people, no matter what? Then why do we have to use our hobby for 100% philanthropic reasons?

  • Cls March 7, 2012 (6:57 am)

    We love it!

  • sun*e March 7, 2012 (9:33 am)

    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.” – Dr Seuss
    “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr Seuss
    I’m keeping my eyes wide open – gotta love whimsy!

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