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!