Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A Look at the Sloop's "Yarn Bomber"

It's a nice touch to see spots of color throughout the neighborhood in unexpected places and this video from ABC7 talks about the woman who is doing it:
Bike rails and trees have been looking a lot more colorful thanks to a resident in Chicago's South Loop.

Valerie Sherman has taken her crocheting skills to the streets in what she calls "yarn bombing."

Sherman has been crocheting since she was a kid, and she moved to Chicago a couple of years ago.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Sherman wanted to brighten her neighborhood's bike rails and trees with her crochet work.

She said it takes around 15-20 minutes to finish a piece, and all of her projects are done at home.

After several neighbors noticed her work around the South Loop, Sherman made an Instagram page, @valerieplz, so that others can follow along.

We've seen other people doing this as well and we definitely think it's a fun attribute for the Sloop.

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