If you were one of the many people last weekend who braved the cold to come out to the Winterval Parade, you may have spotted an especially cozy float in amongst the colourful costumed characters. Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery staff teamed up with Yarn Bomb Yukon to yarn bomb a truck for the annual parade along Whitehorse's Main Street. Due to the especially chilly conditions, the team used a variety of creative tools including zip ties and rare earth magnets in lieu of hand stitching to attach the patchwork of hand-knitted blankets. However, the truck isn't the only one keeping warm. Yarn Bomb Yukon have been working diligently to sort through the blankets and donate them to the Outreach Van, which will give locals in need blankets to keep warm in this winter.
Check out a few photos from the installation below, and read more about the day on Yarn Bomb Yukon's blog!