I'm loving all of my classes at Medill, but I'm especially loving my photojournalism class.  

Going out and shooting photos and getting to know people in the Chicagoland area is seriously wonderful.  The homework assignments for this class are always my favorite.

This week we were asked to cover a news event.   I went to a public art event in Evanston, Ill.  The community was invited to take part in a "yarn bombing" -- I'd never heard of yarn bombing before I saw it listed on the City of Evanston's public calendar. 

It was so fun!  A typical yarn bombing would, apparently, involve a lot of people going outside and knitting around trees or whatever items were destined to wear a sweater for awhile... but because it was so cold in Evanston this past weekend and because a lot of folks dropped off wool sweaters, socks, or scarves, Evanstonians decided to weave the bits of what they had together around trees, bike racks and hand railings in Evanston. 

The co-directors of the Evanston Public Art Committee did the weaving outside while others stayed inside and knitted or stitched things together.

Here are a few of the photos I snapped from the event! 

Residents of Evanston gather in the public library to “yarn bomb” the trees outside of the public library on Orrington Avenue, Feb. 8, 2014, Evanston, Ill. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

Residents of Evanston gather in the public library to “yarn bomb” the trees outside of the public library on Orrington Avenue, Feb. 8, 2014, Evanston, Ill. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

David Gear and Jason Brown, co-chairs of the Evanston Public Art Committee, stitch pieces of wool fabric around a tree outside of Evanston’s public library on Feb. 8, 2014, Evanston, Ill. Gear and Brown stitched the fabric around the trees while other people knitted indoors. (ANNE EVANS, MEDILL)

David Gear and Jason Brown, co-chairs of the Evanston Public Art Committee, stitch pieces of wool fabric around a tree outside of Evanston’s public library on Feb. 8, 2014, Evanston, Ill. Gear and Brown stitched the fabric around the trees while other people knitted indoors. (ANNE EVANS, MEDILL)

Jason Brown, co-chair of the Evanston, Ill. Public Art Committee, stitches pieces of fabric around a tree on Feb. 8, 2014 as part of a public art project. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

Jason Brown, co-chair of the Evanston, Ill. Public Art Committee, stitches pieces of fabric around a tree on Feb. 8, 2014 as part of a public art project. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

David Gear, co-chair of the Evanston Public Art Committee, enjoying the yarn bomb event on Feb. 8, 2014, in Evanston, Ill. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

David Gear, co-chair of the Evanston Public Art Committee, enjoying the yarn bomb event on Feb. 8, 2014, in Evanston, Ill. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

Scraps of wool and even usable clothing items, such as wool socks, are part of a public art installation in Evanston, Ill., Feb. 9, 2014. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

Scraps of wool and even usable clothing items, such as wool socks, are part of a public art installation in Evanston, Ill., Feb. 9, 2014. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

The yarn is holding tight on Feb. 9, 2014, around bike racks and trees one day after a public art installation, a “yarn bomb” in Evanston, Ill. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

The yarn is holding tight on Feb. 9, 2014, around bike racks and trees one day after a public art installation, a “yarn bomb” in Evanston, Ill. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

A hand railing outside of the Evanston, Ill. Public Library is part of a public art installation, Feb. 9, 2014. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)

A hand railing outside of the Evanston, Ill. Public Library is part of a public art installation, Feb. 9, 2014. (ANNE EVANS/MEDILL)