Efforts are in full swing for Beaudesert’s 2022 yarnbombing.
Just days after the town finished taking down its 2021 Christmas decorations, volunteers were at it again in Jubilee Park, knitting and crocheting pieces for festive yarnbombing and other projects throughout the year.
Even the windy flow-on effects of Cyclone Seth couldn’t stop Beaudesert’s yarnbombers gathering for their first session of the year on 4 January.
There were a few fresh faces in the mix too, including a young girl learning how to knit for the first time.
Vicki McAteer from Beaudesert’s Christmas Spirit Committee said it was never too early to start preparing for Christmas.
“We want to keep the momentum up and we were all keen to get straight back into it,” she said.
“We welcome anybody to come along, and there is no pressure to come every time – it’s very casual.”
She said being part of Beaudesert’s yarnbombing efforts was rewarding for all involved.
“You meet so many different people who just appreciate the fact that we’re doing something beautiful for the town,” she said.
“It’s lovely the number of people who stop you in the street when you’re putting the decorations up or even taking them down, saying how wonderful it is.
“It’s about being part of something that really means something for the community – it just gives you a little tingle in your heart.”
The Beaudesert Christmas Yarnbombers meet from 9.30am to 11.30am every Tuesday and Wednesday on the stage at Jubilee Park.
Bring your own chair, a beverage, hook or needles and a sense of humour.
Yarn is available to collect at Beaudesert Library, or you can also get involved by donating red, white or green yarn at the library.
For more information, follow Beaudesert Christmas Yarnbombers on Facebook.