There are yarnbombers who make pretty pieces, those who make political pieces, and those that make just plain crazy pieces… but me – I like mine cheesy.
The idea for this cheesy yarnbomb started with a ball of light orange yarn that wasn’t quite right for my project. For some reason it reminded me of cheese, and I whipped two squares up right away.
I made the granny square background with leftover fringe from my big crochet fail (which meant I had an end to weave every couple inches). Then I used my number and letter patterns to create the word “Craft” and the “100% real cheesy” signs. Last I crocheted over wire to make the “couples” cursive (that’s a technique that still needs some work, eh?).
My favorite project consultant suggested adding eyes to the cheeses, which I think makes them look so sweet in love. Originally I planned to melt pieces of plastic together to make custom wrappers, but then Erin reminded me that sandwich bags existed, and luckily, the cheese was a perfect fit. I was fretting about how to sew them to the background, but I tried Super Fabric Glue“, and it held perfectly.
By this point I had fallen in love with this cheesy yarnbomb – and I was trying to think of any excuse to keep it forever. But I knew that wasn’t right. My knitting group friend KG suggested a local park, so Craft Husband and I checked it out.
The park looked beautiful with autumn leaves falling slowly from the branches and crunching underfoot. We followed the pedestrian bridge across the highway and back before I decided on this landing for the piece. I love the idea of someone seeing it from the bottom of the ramp and running up to see what it is.
PS – If you’re hungry for more punny yarnbombs, let me know in the comments below.