People need sweaters, not machines

I have to express my opinion on the plans to knit a sweater for the DC-3. I don't understand why Yarn Bomb Yukon doesn't initiate a project that would provide toques, mitts, scarves and sweaters...

I have to express my opinion on the plans to knit a sweater for the DC-3.

I don’t understand why Yarn Bomb Yukon doesn’t initiate a project that would provide toques, mitts, scarves and sweaters for people that could use them to stay warm.

There are schools, daycares and many people on the streets of Whitehorse who would appreciate a project of this kind. Your group might make slippers and blankets and offer them to people that live in various residences and shelters.

This project could extend to cities in other territories and provinces, as there are needy people all across Canada. I think that would be an exciting way to engage the public and it could become the biggest “yarn-bombing” project in Canada.

Maybe someone has a house that could use a bit of extra insulation. A problem that comes to mind with large projects, though, is the length of time it will last while exposed to the elements. I do not know if the yarn that is used in the proposed sweater for the DC-3 can be recycled or if it will go to the landfill.

The DC-3 is part of the Yukon’s heritage. Thousands of dollars have been spent to restore heritage pieces to their original states. It is hard to believe the Yukon Transportation Museum is allowing this heritage piece to be altered and cover its shining beauty that attracts us Yukoners and tourists alike.

There are many in the Yukon that get cold. The DC-3 is not one of them.

Lorraine Joe

Whitehorse