I work in the small market town of Thirsk and in this quiet community a group of anonymous ladies (and very possibly men) hailing themselves the "Yarnbombers" has transformed the centre of the market town into a knitted fantasy world in readiness for the Tour de Yorkshire which passes through on Sunday, 1st May 2016.
Nearly every bollard and lamp post is festooned with knitted cosies and characters, there are knitted creatures and dream-catchers in the trees and the whole town is adorned with blue and yellow bunting. It looks fantastic.
Sadly it was inevitable that there would be some to steal what has been so generously made and donated to the town. However, the Yarnbombers response was to position a knitted policeman in the middle of the market place ! Good for them.
It really looks the bees' knees and I hope you enjoy seeing the photos.
Here's to Yorkshire, it really is the best county.