DH bought me back the book Yarn Bombing from the library (for those that have been following my blog for a while you may remember that I requested that the library stock the book and they did!) and flicking through it again I was inspired by a pattern for monster feet. They are easy enough to do; a rectangle with some claws made out of crocheted triangles. As with most of the things that I make they are, yes you’ve guessed it, quick and easy.

The furry yarn was part of the stash I acquired from the abandoned suitcase full of yarn found by my friend at the dump. It is actually two balls crocheted together, but they were only small balls so I had to supplement with some blue Stylecraft DK.


I stole out in the dead of night (ok, about 9.30pm) to sew them to the bottom of my street sign. As per usual, I just concentrated in the task at hand, not looking at anyone who passed me by, possibly staring at me strangely. The joy of this endeavour was greatly increased by the addition of DH’s head torch that I bought him for Christmas, something I will definitely consider for my future yarn bombing tool kit.


I managed to stop quickly on the school pick up to take a daylight picture. Now, I swear this is the honest-to-God truth, the anagram of my street name is Monster Alive Rd. DH pointed this out to me this morning; how he discovered this I have no idea. You’ll have to take my word for this, as obviously I don’t want to show you all my real road sign. Some of my die hard blog fans may try and stalk me; I’m not sure my real life persona is ready for that kind of fame…But I promise you it’s true!

It's alive!!!!



10 thoughts on “Monster Alive Rd

    1. Hmmm, hadn’t thought of that! Fortunately other people have been inspired as the book has to go back as it has been requested. Maybe I should use my contacts to find out who else has got the book out so I can recruit a yarn bombing crew… No wait! I can’t think of something less illegal – I’m going to leave a note in the book with a link to my blog!

  1. I saw the monster feet in real life (as I only live round the corner) and they really made me smile. I finally got round to googling “street sign monster feet” and stumbled across your blog.
    The snowflake in December was super cute too.
    Now if only I could knit my street sign could have one too 🙂

    1. Cool, a local follower! Great use of ingenuity to find me :). If it is any use I’ve been considering offering craft workshops at the library, when I can get around to organising them. The monster feet are very simple to make.

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