This weekend my hubbie ran his second ever half marathon. (Yay Hubbie!) Since we travelled for the race it was up to me to be his one-woman cheering section. Unfortunately the cheering section forgot to pack the sign, and only realized it at the race!
So with 2 hours to kill... I figured I'd improvise. There had to be something in the back of the car I could use to make a sign.
I found a brown grocery bag, painters tape and a utility knife. Which seemed like everything I needed! Then I tried to cut the paper bag and soon realized with the way I was going it was likely going to be my finger, leg or the seats in the car that would get cut with the utility knife instead.
At that point I remembered my original plan for killing two hours- reading and knitting.
In my knitting tool kit I always have 3 pairs of small scissors! (yes three, I don't know why...)
So I sat in the back of the car and taped away, designing as I went. The bag turned out to be the perfect sign material. With the handles taped between the two sides I was able to make two messages and flip the sign over when hubbie rounded the last turn.
On the condition of Hubbie's continued blog-anonymity this side said "Go Hubbie" and the other said "Wicked Good Job" since we were at the Wicked Half Marathon in Salem MA.
While I liked the opportunity to flex my guerilla crafting muscles a little, I think the real lesson here is that I should have emergency markers and poster board in the car at all times!