It’s spring in Vancouver: even the poles are blooming. Nice yarn bombing at the UBC bus loop shelter featuring crochet and knitted cherry blossoms.
Photo by Jessica Tremblay
The only cherry blossom I found was this knitted blossom that someone had hung on a branch. (This reminded me of the yarn bombing of Joy Kogawa’s house in 2011!)
The good news though is that the Akebono cherry trees are full of buds which means that cherry blossoms are only a few weeks away.
The cherry buds give the trees a nice green glow.
In a few weeks, there will be so many cherry blossoms on these branches you will barely be able to see the sky!
Don’t forget to reserve your SakuraB bento box to picnic under the blossom at the Burrard skytrain station during our popular Cherry jam concert (April 4th).
The yarn bombing of Joy Kogawa’s house in 2011 is what prompted me to try crochet.
When I visited the house at 1450 West 64th Avenue, I was amazed by all the knitted blossoms hung on the old cherry tree (courtesy of yarn bombers and authors Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain and a group of volunteers).
The old cherry tree (whose story is told in Joy Kogawa’s Naomi’s Tree) stopped blossoming so they invited people to knit or crochet pink cherry blossoms to help cover the historic tree.
The knitted blossoms looked so pretty on the tree:
And there were so many different kinds, too.
But it’s when I saw that tiny little blossom that I thought I’d really like to try to make one:
I purchased a crochet, pink yarn, browsed some video tutorials and made my first blossoms in no time! Try one of these video tutorials:
With a little patience, you’ll crochet your first cherry blossom in no time.