Washington Park Tree Sock Removal

This morning the park district removed the tree socks.  So sad.  We hoped that the items would stay up at least a week, but that is a risk of yarn bombing.  We are happy that some of the items were able to be taken and enjoyed by our fans.  All 26 birdhouses were snagged by visitors by Saturday evening, and the bench cover was gone by Sunday afternoon.  Goodbye lovely tree socks.  Okay, done with the mourning.  We are already working on our next project, so if you didn’t get a chance to stop by the park, it won’t be long before you will see our work again!

-The Purple Ninja


Yarn Bomb–Washington Park Springfield, IL










What’s up, party peeps ??  It’s that time again…time for the ninjas to break out their hooks and get to crankin’ out a new project.  A fun…happy, squishable project has been in the works and we now present you with our latest adventure…..

Its been about six weeks but we were back at it bright and early this morning.

We went all ninja on the most popular park in our area. We attacked the children’s playground area.  It’s already a beautiful little cluster of swing sets and goodies…but we livened things up a tad by adding bright colors, texture and a few little gifts.

This is our most happy bomb to date.  Each tree we yarned is touchable and kid friendly.

Scattered along the huggable happiness is 26 birdhouses with instructions to “Take me”

If you can keep your hands off this fella there is something seriously wrong with ya…and you may wanna seek medical attention!  Granted…I’m a ninja and not a doctor, but I’m happy to share my opinion.

We’ve grown since our first chicken sweater fun and now have our very own QR code that links you right up with this fantastical blog….scan away.

We even threw in a bench seat warmer for good measure.







So swing on by the good ol’ park…fill your lungs with fresh outside air…and hug a tree.  You won’t regret it!

Then…while you’re feeling the Yarn Ninja love scoot yourself over to our Facebook page and give us a like…tell your friends and neighbors.




And…as always…we’re open to suggestions for our next bomb project.  Ask…you never know what we will agree to!


-blue ninja

Yarn Bomb #2- Old State Capitol Plaza

So…we with our first mission behind us we were anxious to bomb something else.

Our only questions were Where and What…When knew that When had to be –as soon as humanly possibly–

So…What should we do??

Good ol’ honest Abe.

We are Springfieldians after all.  No Springfield yarn bomber could show their face in public until they had successfully yarned up an Abe statue.  We decided on this lovely trio….

That’s the happy family post-bombing.  They’re festival, ain’t they?

Here is our dear Red Ninja friend attaching Mary Todd Lincoln’s patriotic skirt.  Nimble fingers has that one!

Along with the festive Fourth of July attire for the Lincoln family we also attached a bazillion (or so…that was an estimation, obviously) pom poms to the fence along the Old State Capitol Plaza.

Each set of pom poms had a laminated tag with our blog info and our very own QR code.  eeeep!

As is now apparently our custom…we feasted big time after we finished our mission.

MMmm…biscuit and gravy special at Charlie Parker’s Diner.

Before leaving we even signed the guest book.

Hi Springfield….The Yarn Ninjas were here !!!

–the blue ninja

The end of our Rooster clothing

Today the owners of the Rooster at the Route 66 Hotel took down the Rooster sweater, which honestly looked more like a Southwestern Bandana.  The leg warmers are gone too.  So if you didn’t get a chance to see it, you will have to watch for the next Yarn Ninja project.  If you by chance are involved with taking down our work, you may e-mail us so that we can perhaps donate it.  Please don’t just throw it away.  We should all now take a moment to mourn the end of a great run.  Goodbye Rooster sweater.

-The Purple Ninja