Yarn Bomb Goes Boom in Legacy Park

Volunteers sewed together comfy fits for three trees in a prospective mini park on La Mesa Boulevard near Allison Avenue and Cypress Street Friday.

More than 60 volunteers from Helix High School, La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center and Carol Fuller's Yarn and Thread Expressions customers helped do the knitting to wrap the trees and effectively drop a yarn bomb with a dozen knitted flowers. 

The yarn bomb and trees will be removed when a fundraising goal is reached, said Michele Greenburg-McClung with the city of La Mesa.

About $90,000 of a $250,000 goal has been raised, she said. 

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Things I Learned December 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Jimmy Sanders December 13, 2013 at 12:57 PM
WHAT? This goofy looking yarn is going to stay on the trees until another $160,000 is raised for a project that was promised to be done this month? Who's the captain on this titanic disaster?
Things I Learned December 13, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Things I Learned 12:56 PM Jimmy Sanders 12:57 PM
Kevin George December 13, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Just wait a second here....in this 2012 article they say the budget is $125K and they have already raised $135K. http://lamesa.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/5-la-mesa-artists-among-initial-finalists-for-centennc03a0b85bb What happened?
Scott H. Kidwell December 13, 2013 at 01:35 PM
The amount mentioned was cash and in-kind donations. Maybe the just completed yarn bomb and maintenance of it until the project is actually completed is valued at $45,000.00.
Komfort December 13, 2013 at 01:45 PM
"Artist shoves ball of wool up her VAGINA to knit with it for a month"... http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/casey-jenkins-vagina-knitting-woman-2864626 Unwanted yarn bombs are a woman's choice.
Kevin George December 13, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Thanks Scott, very logical(?), but what's the explanation for the budget doubling? And Jimmy, who is responsible? Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan. http://lamesa.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/city-council-approves-officially-centennial-legacy-project-site.
Kathy Miller December 13, 2013 at 06:27 PM
REally? I can't imagine how bad/dirty this yarn is going to look by the time they raise that kind of cash. This kind of "project" is why the rest of the county deems us East County residents as hicks.
Carnac the Preposterous December 13, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Answer: LOOKOUT!!! Question: What did the civil servant say when the drunken mayor drove his car into the giant bronze snail?
Things I Learned December 13, 2013 at 07:17 PM
You mean ex-civil servant.


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