Wednesday, 10 October 2012

A cute and cuddly crocheted cow

Alas not much is happening on the crochet front at The Bookery over these first few weeks of term.  We have been busy with new students and staff shortages so the hooks and yarn have remained in our bags.  So, I thought I would tell you about a trip I had last week.

Yarn-bombing and cows have become very fashoinable and news-worthy items in Northern Ireland recently.  Yarn-bombing is a world-wide phenomenon and has even reached our sandy shores most notably in Newcastle and in Belfast.   The cows are part of Cow Parade which is an art project and has seen decorated cows appearing all over Northern Ireland in touristy areas, at local council offices and  commercial venues and in parks.  The statues are funny and definitely conversation-provoking. 

Last Saturday I took one of my frequent trips into town to visit St George's market and just look what I found - a yarn-bombed cow from the Cow Parade.  She was't there on my last visit but hopefully she'll be left alone to chew her cud and won't be sold at the market.  At least it is only a farmers', craft and collectibles market now so she should be safe.

Here's a better picture of 'Herself' showing the beautiful crochet work.

As you can see, I had a hot chocolate while I was there!  Javaman does really nice coffee and other hot drinks - very warming on a cold, frosty, autumnal Saturday morning, or any Saturday in fact!  Beautiful hand-crafted foods and other items and music while you shop.  What more could you ask for on a Saturday morning?

We promise to have some photos of our own work to show you next week ......


  1. Oh how very lovely! Definitely think we should yarnbomb the Bookery before Christmas- or maybe on the last night!!

  2. Perhaps for the last Hookery night of the year the 'Dockers' should join you for yarn bombing the Bookery?

    Another quiet evening - just 4 of us - there was quite a bit of crochet and knitting and some chatting, but no photos as camera was left at home.

  3. Warm Autumnal Breakfast at St George's Market should be on everyone's to-do list when they visit Belfast. I love the cow!

  4. Angela, we will definitely arange a St George's breakfast for you on your next visit, be it in the Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. Now that would be a good photo opportunity - hooking over breakfast at the market!