Knits by the sea, by the beautiful sea

June 7, 2013

I love coming across yarnbombs, those surprise public works of knitted art. They’re usually colorful and often whimsical but occasionally political.

Which takes us to North Yorkshire, where Susanne, my friend and college roommate, and her family have been living in England since last fall while she and her husband are on sabbatical. She regularly sends updates of their travels, which recently included a trip to Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire, where a stealthy band of knitters had been at work.

The pier, the beach, the cliffs, and out of sight, a funicular railway.

Saltburn

Visitors on this sunny day discovered treasures along the railing.

SaltburnRailSaltburnRail2

Look closer…

SaltburnLobster

SaltburnSeahorses

SaltburnCrab

Humans too!

SaltburnFishing

SaltburnCouple

SaltburnNet

Summertime themes:

SaltburnCottage

SaltburnCones

SaltburnKelp SaltburnJellies

Just look at the details…

SaltburnPonies

SaltburnSweater

SaltburnFishBasket

Here’s a local report on the fun.

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2 Responses to “Knits by the sea, by the beautiful sea”

  1. steviepreater Says:

    How wonderful!

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    • Hi Stevie,
      Isn’t this just marvelous!? I like the fleeting nature of it, too. At least, I imagine that it’s been taken down by now. It would feel somewhat magical to arrive on the day that the yarnbomb was created — kind of like seeing an amazing rainbow.
      Thanks for reading and commenting.
      Mary ann

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