Well the St. John’s Christmas Parade has finally come and gone. And as many of you may know, the shop had a “float” in this year’s parade called “The Cozy Car”. Me, and a group of shop regulars, decided it would be fun to yarn bomb my little car and cruise the parade. It was a crazy amount of work (I learned to crochet JUST for this project), and took over 5 km of yarn (and that is a very conservative estimate). The night before the parade, three of us were up till the wee hours of the morning scurrying trying to finish up our sections (sadly there were still a few small parts that never got finished). But all in all, I was very happy with the finished product…especially considering none of us had ever done anything like this before AND we never had time for a dry run before parade day. It was a fly by the seat of our pants kinda day…but I think it all worked out, the kids (especially the little boys, funnily enough) seemed to love it, which, of course, was the whole point.
There are a few parts I’d like to tweak and add to before the next attempt at putting this on again…but it’s too soon to think about that right now (I’m still trying to warm up from the cold ride down Water St!). Thanks again to Paula, Lesley, Leah, Katie, and Rochelle for all your contributions and encouragement. Thanks to Karen for the photo shoot. And a special thanks to Gillian for all the extra help! Couldn’t have done it without you guys! So…who’s in for next year?!?!