Saturday, October 03, 2009

Yarn Bombing



The Denver Post last week did a story on Yarn Bombing -- anonymous knitters who carry out a kind of textile grafitti by decorating trees, light posts, signs, and other public spaces with pieces of knitting and crochet. It's whimisical and a little weird and certainly surprising.

So -- anyone done any yarn bombing? Ever felt the desire to knit a tree cozy or dress up the local lamppost?

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, how funny!

5:12 PM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

I can't even finish the $@#(&%$(& blanket I'm knitting. I don't have time to decorate lampposts! However, I find it an entertaining idea and would love to see some yarn bombs around my town.

10:57 PM  
Blogger vickie said...

im working on doing the post to my mailbox right now

12:57 PM  
Blogger Katminder said...

Could you be arrested? For, say, 'illegal sweaterin'?

4:56 PM  
Blogger Eryka Jackson said...

That is soo cool! I feel like putting a few granny squares around the city now myself!

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Lynda in Oregon said...

This is mildly amusing. I'm just torn between saying "Cool -- it keeps knitting in the public eye" and saying "If you have that much extra time and yarn, there are a lot of charity knitting sites that would appreciate your work."

11:36 AM  
Blogger Cindi Myers said...

Yes, I also wonder "Who has time?" But it is interesting public art -- until it becomes all ragged in the weather. If you do this, then you have an obligation to maintain it, too.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Caroline Leavitt said...

I love this!

9:28 AM  

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