If you get the chance on one of Adelaide's cold, but sunny, winter days head down to the Port for a walk along the Yarn Bombing Trail. The knitting adds some vibrant colour to the Port, making it seem more lively in this dreary weather. The trail showcases the, at times overlooked, gems of Port Adelaide. You can get your copy of the trail map at the Visitor Information centre, as you walk around the Port learn a bit about the people, history and culture of Port Adelaide.
The walk is a great way to get the kids some exercise and fresh air while seeing the sites of the Port. We counted how many pom pom trees and knitted posts we could find. You might like to get the kids to find the following items: 3 rubber ducks
Cafe Foreyou does a great coffee, perfect for morning or afternoon tea, and the outside benches have rugs on them to keep away the chill. This cafe also has reasonably priced meals such as turkish bread, wraps and rolls making it a great lunch spot too. Depending upon the age of your kids, you may take this opportunity to visit a couple of galleries at the Port. Jackalope Gallery is participating in this project with some knitted items in their back garden.
This is an interactive walk, so at a few cafes along the trail you will see the following invitation, "while you enjoy a yarn with friends, you'll find a knitting basket here! Filled with yarn and knitting/crochet needles, even a pattern or two. leave your masterpiece and come back another day to find it incorporated. Into Aunty Pearl's 'knitifiti' somewhere in the Port! And kids, the Pom Pom trees, need more blooms too!" What a great opportunity to introduce your children to the wonderful skills of knitting and crocheting. They will remember for years seeing the knitting trolley, trees, seats, mail boxes and bike racks.