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Only in Canada: Knitters to Yarnbomb an Entire DC-3 Airplane

Where: Canada
July 24, 2012 at 7:23 PM | by | ()

Typically we would advise to never combine the words "airplane" and "bomb" in the same sentence, but here goes: A Canadian group of knitters and the Yukon Transportation Museum have combined forces and are planning to yarnbomb a DC-3 airplane. Granted, the plane (formerly of Canadian Pacific Airways) no longer flies; instead it serves as Whitehorse Airport's (YXY) weathervane, mounted on a pedestal and pointing into the wind.

As of July 17, the Yukon Yarnbomb group behind the project had nearly reached their goal of getting enough yarn (and completed blankets sent by donors from around the world!) to cover the entire aircraft. Sewing it on the bird comes next. To get the support they have and progress so far so quickly, the group did their homework to document the plane's individual history and spread the world through the crafting community both online and offline.

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