Ann Arbor continues as a blogging theme this week because there was so much to see and do.  I can’t conclude this series without mentioning the delightful time we had at the Ann Arbor Sunday Artists Market in Kerrytown. 

On a leisurely Sunday morning, my husband and I strolled through the market looking at all the beautiful handmade items.  I was very fortunate to stumble upon this woman, making lovely baskets for sale.

Rose Clawson owns Baskets by Rose, a small company featuring her flat reed, handmade baskets.  I thought her prices were very reasonable too, so at the end of our visit, we walked back to our hotel with this lovely basket that now sits at the side of my loom holding supplies.

Shopping makes you hungry, so we walked into the covered food market and ordered from this crazy menu at the Kosmo Lunch Counter and the B-Bim-Bop was divine.

Good food, great handmade crafts.  It was a terrific morning.

My husband and I took a trip to the city of Ann Arbor a few weeks ago for our anniversary. In addition to taking a tasting tour of some great restaurants, we enjoyed walking the streets to get a feel for the local culture.  When we came upon a small city park, I was surprised to find trees decorated with knitted items.

Then it hit me that I had heard about this kind of display before in other cities, but just hadn’t seen it up close.  According to the tags on the scarves, it was the work of the “yarnabomber.”

I think this group exists to decorate public spaces but I couldn’t find much about it on the internet.  Their work sure beats graffiti!

Every tree in the park had some type of lovely knitted creation wrapped around it.  Cheers to the yarnabomber; may they decorate many more cities with beautiful fiber.