I have wanted to do lots of public art — murals, yarn bombs, street art, painted sidewalks. But there are lots of rules and warnings about how to get in trouble to do this — or yearslong processes to get approved to do this public art. So in the meantime, I tried out some yarnbombing in my own yard, where those city rules do not apply.

I fingerknitted a long puffy, fluffy line in blue. And then I wove it around an abandoned pole that’s on the side of my yard near the sidewalk. And I put in jade plants for a little plant accompaniment. It’s held up remarkably well through sun and rain.