Thursday, December 22, 2011


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I LOVE when knitting makes it into the mainstream media.  Graffiti is apparently a mainstream issue because earlier this year the NY Times did a piece on the "more feminine side" or graffiti.  Not so pleased that they call knitting feminine (I personally feel pretty butch in my hand-knit watchman's cap_ but whatevs.  The Torontoist did an article about "99 Problems But a Stitch Ain't One" talking about yarn bombing.  NPR did an article, too, although they call crochet a grandmas' activity.

HI've talked about yarn bombing before, but here are a few more of my favorites:

In Paris, one artist has filled sidewalk cracks with bright yarn.  More pictures here.
This one is less graffiti and more awesome:
From Living Crafts
Stairs!  I also really like the links on these metal chains.
From FlickaMag
And look at these trees!

From Knit Hacker
Can you picture these in DC?  Or how about these at the bus stops?

There is a fun video of subway yarn bombing:

I especially appreciate the masked yarn bombers.  This would make my MARTA experiences a little less sad.  Maybe every time my bus is late, I will spend that wasted time yarn-graffiting the bus stop.

I really need to learn how to make knitting in the shape of cracks and bus stop benches and light posts.  I am considering yarn bombing the front pillars of my apartment building.  Anyone wanna help out?


  1. You learn something new every day I guess. I liked the trees outside the Capitol.

  2. Love this! Personally, I like to crochet but yarn work is yarn work. It would be really nice to see the tree outside the capitol like that.

    Happy ICLW!

  3. wow thts so creative, just stopping in from ICLW to say hello