You know I said I was going to ease off on the Yarn Bombing? I LIED!
Although Millennium Square is a great space for events and large gatherings, I sometimes think it’s a little bland and sterile – A perfect candidate for a bright Yarn Bomb.
I decided to put my piece on a lampost slap bang in the middle of the square. I put it up at around 7am this morning (Monday). While I was sewing it up I was approached by two chaps. I was a bit nervous (as per usual on a guerrilla knitting expedition) but was presently surprised when one of them started to talk to me.
Him: Are you the person brightening up our city?
Me: I’m trying!
Him: Fantastic, its brilliant.
Confidence at an all time high, I proceeded to finish off my bombing. Then from the north east of the square, a security guard from @bristol approached. The convo went something like this:
Him: Excuse me, do you have permission to put that there?
Me: (Ooooh Pants!) Its only a little bit of Yarn, it will be gone by the end of the day.
Him: It is pretty, but you aren’t allowed to put that up here. There are cameras all around and you’ll be caught. You need to take it down.
Me: How about I just leave it here for a few hours? I’ll be back this afternoon and take it down?
Him: My advice to you is you should take it down. This is private property, you’re on camera and you’ll be in trouble.
Me: It won’t be there for long, I’ll come back this afternoon.
We carried on repeating ourselves for a bit and then both headed off from ‘the scene of the crime’. I must admit, he was a very nice security man. I have a lot of respect for him, he wasn't agressive in telling me to take it down in the slightest.
So what happens next?
I’m sure it will be taken down pretty smartish, either by the nice security man or one of his colleagues. If not should I got back and take it down myself?
I’m not so worried about its short life, I just don’t want to be banged up for Crimbo! I’m going to have to do some research to see if there have been any fines dished out or successful prosecutions against Guerilla knitters, lets hope not!
Anyways, an exciting way to start the week.