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Secret Mission: Revealed

We met under the cover of darkness to install thousands of yards of hand knit and crochet pieces around the park. Most of it had been made by local crafters specifically for the purpose of yarn bombing our fair city’s annual Fall Festival. Other pieces were gleaned from Goodwill, deep storage, or that inevitable pile of projects gone wrong.

There was an energy in the air that night as we donned our matching Bomb Squad tees and outfitted ourselves with the tools we would need for the task: scissors, yarn, step ladders, and the biggest helper of all: zip ties.

We headed off with a mass of wool and acrylic-blend FOs, ready to spread our particular kind of crafty cheer. It was nearly silent, with the occasional cry of “Knit purl! Knit purl!” (our impromptu club cry) piercing the darkness.

I had so much fun that night, and even more fun the next day as word spread of our activities. Walking through a crowded festival and spotting a cheerful piece of crochet hugging a tree, or a ballerina outfitted in woolens is a delightful treat. It even made the paper!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this project come to life.  You know who you are!



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Mission: IncogKnito Caper


Continue reading only if you are willing to accept a Top Secret Mission.


As aggressive as the title may sound, Yarn Bombing is a cheerful and peaceful act of yarn art. Everyday objects become works of temporary wooly art when covered in hand-knit and crochet fabric. Imagine bike racks, park benches, lamp posts, and even statues and trees covered in a cheerful layer of stitches.

Stash is participating in a top-secret mission this summer. We’ve been approached about adding some color and texture to the Corvallis Fall Festival in celebration of their 40th anniversary.  Can’t you just picture the gazebo covered in colorful stripes, park benches wrapped in afghans, and our ballerina statue wearing leg warmers and a crown?

But we cannot do this alone.  We need your talent and time to help make this dream a reality!

from Spud & Chloe.com, copyright Annie Bee

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

  • donate unwanted yarn or finished objects (think scarves, blankets, anything that could wrap or decorate a fixed object)
  • knit or crochet 8 x 8 inch squares and longer strips to donate to the cause
  • volunteer your time to help install the yarn art around Central Park
  • all of the above!

Stash will serve as a collection point for yarn and finished pieces.  Stop by to pick up free yarn to knit or crochet a piece, then drop it back by to get more.  Feel free to use up your own odds and ends of yarn; the more colorful and crazy the combinations, the better.  We will also have a few pieces in progress at the shop, so if you have a few minutes you can sit and work a row or two. Every stitch counts!

This year’s Fall Festival is happening September 22 + 23.  Stash will be coordinating the installation of the finished pieces the evening of September 21st. If you’re interested in helping, please see a Stash Enhancer to get your name on the list.

Remember, this is a Top Secret Mission, and is only to be spoken openly about within the walls of Stash! ; )

Please come into Stash for more details.  Looking for inspiration?  You can view our Yarn Bomb Spectacular board on Pinterest.

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