Oh dear, I only realised that I hadn’t posted this here just now. After the terrible attacks in Brussels, I made a little #prayforbelgium yarnbomb to hang out in Gent. It’s still up, I noticed this morning.
I just felt like I needed to do something. I doubted if I would go to Brussels to hang it up there, but didn’t in the end. I didn’t want to inform my 5 year old daughter too much about what was going on, because kids her age can’t place stuff like this into the right perspective. And going to the capital in my free time without her, well, I try to avoid not spending time with my family when I’m free. I figured Gent would be a great spot as well, because we all supported Brussels.
It’s a weird circle, because, and not many people know this, I actually started yarnbombing right after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. I had been thinking about yarnbombing a lot, but always found an excuse not to. But suddenly it felt like ‘my’ world needed to smile some more. Because media were drawing the “be scared’ card a little too much. I decided not to mention it in my mission statement, because I don’t want this to be a political thing. Because it’s not. But we all need little smiles.
That being said, I haven’t yarnbombed since. Was planning to make some for a little trip to the Netherlands that I made recently, but time wasn’t on my side. Have some ‘normal’ crochet projects that I need to finish, but I do have a bikerack in mind that I want to cheer up a bit. Not in Gent this time… 😉 Maybe I’ll get around to it in the following months, but it’s a bigger project. Might measure it up tonight, see what I’m up against *haha*