Subversive Knitters Are ‘Yarn Bombing’ Canadian Cities…And They Are Not Apologizing.
Winter is officially here! Cold weather coupled with frigid wind chills make staying warm outside a challenge. There are some very good samaritans in Canada and around the world, for that matter, to ensure those in need do not have to suffer from the cold.
In Ottawa, Ontario, temperatures can drop to -13ºF. When temperatures drop that low, it takes minutes for frostbites and hypothermia to set in. Those in need have found scarves around the city with a tag attached “I am not lost! If you’re stuck out in the cold, take this scarf to keep warm!”
The scarves were placed on trees, statues and fire hydrants. Such goodwill has also been found in Norway, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
Although the tags do not have an individual name, some wraps come from the group Chase the Chill, a yarn bombing group that gets together to knit for those in need.
Wilmington, North Carolina