Every other weekend, I will go into Cardiff, sometimes for window shopping or sometimes for pleasure, but last month, I found myself having to go into the Cardiff Bay area for a meeting. I was there a little too early, so decided to walk along the Mermaid Quay, when I saw what made me smile. I've seen this cluster of statues before, they are called 'People Like Us' representing the cultural and ethnic diversity of Cardiff - past and present. The dog, woman and man had all been given a cosy and colourful make-over with some gorgeous knits, otherwise known as yarn bombing. The statue woman is wearing a headband, flowers wrapped around her arm like a bracelet as well as the knitted bikini, the man knitted shorts and the dog a bandana. I became aware of yarn bombing first when I lived in Glasgow, one example was finding this little monkey with a knitted hat at the Glasgow Botanical Garden.
Anyway, this particular yarn bombing came courtesy of a South Wales based yarn guerrilla-ists called Woolly Welsh Wo/Men. The aim of the Woolly Welsh Wo/Men is to make your smile (it certainly does); produce occasional quirky yarn stormings; and beautify the local. Whenever I see yarn bombing, its makes me all envious and wish I could crochet or knit. I try and give up, every time.
For other photographs that I've taken in and around Cardiff, such as The Animal Wall; The Millennium Stadium; and Cardiff Vegetarian Festival - click on the links. I've been looking for a good reason to share this picture and found it this morning when I stumbled upon Jibber Jabber UK requests for links to Sunday Snap.