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U of L pediatrics building "yarn bombed"

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics has been "yarn-bombed," according to a news release.

It's all part of the first celebration of International Yarn Bombing Day.

The site YarnBombing.com defines yarn bombing as a form of "yarn graffiti" in which public structures such as buildings, lampposts, hydrants and even trees are decorated and ensleeved in yarn. Yarn bombers consider their work "street art" that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth.

June 11 has been designated International Yarn Bombing Day.

"I think we can take this early hit as a compliment -- recognition of the work we have been able to accomplish with the help of Kosair Charities, who funds so much of the work that we do for children," said U of L Pediatrics Chairman General Rabalais, M.D. "The hand-knitted scarves and hats are lovely, if a little warm for today's weather, but that's part of the fun! I hope a child en route to a doctor's visit or stay at Kosair Children's Hospital, sees the yarn bomb and gets a kick out of it."

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