This year I took part in a snowman swap!
We each had to crochet or knit a snowman, were paired up with a partner from around the world, then posted our snowmen to each other. We then yarnbombed our swapped snowmen somewhere around our towns on the 1st of December.
As well as being fun, the snowmen are all wearing a red ribbon for World Aids Day.
I made my snowman from 2 strands of yarn held together, and crocheted with a 4mm hook. I made him freehand, and stuffed him with some old plastic packaging to give him shape.
This is the snowman I received, from Vanessa in Essex. I think he is very spiffing.
I put my snowman in Wellington Peace Garden, a community garden outside the library where I work. The little white sign I put him in front of says 'May all beings everywhere be happy, peaceful and free', which I think is lovely. I did take a cable tie with me to attach my snowman to the wooden sign, but the ground was all muddy so I chickened out!
You can check out all the other swapped snowmen on The Craft Club's Facebook page.