Just came back from a tour out to the southern Yukon communities of Teslin and Watson Lake. Everyone at the community meetings were excited about the yarn bombing. We’re planning to get to Teslin for a workshop for youth to learn how to knit and crochet. Of course, I couldn’t stop by the famous Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake and not yarm bomb it!
History of the Sign Post Forest, from yukoninfo:
The forest was started in 1942 by a homesick U.S. Army G.I., Carl K. Lindley of Danville, Il., Company D, 341st Engineers. While working on the Alaska Highway, he erected a sign here pointing the way and stating the mileage to his hometown. Others followed his lead and are still doing so to this day. On July 20, 1990, Olen and Anita Walker of Bryan, Ohio placed the 10,000th sign. Carl K. Lindley and his wife visited the site in 1992, 50 years after his first post was erected.
I have to admit, it was tough trying to find a space to yarn bomb. Here’s YBY’s contribution to the forest