We spent a tranquil night high up in the cliffs overlooking a rushing river just outside the 1872 northern gate to Yellowstone National Park in charming Gardiner, MT. In the morning, my oldest granddaughter and I found this wonderful bronze statue of a cowboy riding a bill – too irresistible to not place our first yarn doodle of this annual Tour de Heartland road trip.
In broad daylight, it must have really looked like big time suspicious behavior as we added sweet Miss H’s first ever yarn graffiti. The larger than life artwork already sported someone’s plaid shirt and taped to the cowboy’s upraised hand was an American flag.
The knit piece we placed was a royal blue ankle cuff with an orange sunbursts, which we snugly fit around the ample let front hoof of the bull. It could easily be visible by both car and foot traffic in this quaint western town.
But here’s the huge major first – we got busted! Yes, right there on the spot and in the acti of yarn bombing, ut marched the owners of Cowboy’s Lodge and Grille to inquire what we were doing to their property.
However, the best part of being apprehended was how nice and understanding they were about our knit graffiti.
If you are ever in the friendly neighborhood of Gardiner, MT, stop by for a sip and some grub. And tell the nice folks there you are a FOYD (Friend of Yarn Doodler).