Public Knitting January 12, 2010Posted by Mitchell in Art, Home, Knitting.
He tried to blame me for it, but I assured him that it was definitely not my handiwork. Still, I am familiar with this sort of thing, as I’ve seen pictures of it before. Indeed folks – this is an actual Thing, and not just some random act of knittery inflicted on innocent bystanding flora committed by a crazed crochetitterist or an isolated, radical, extremist knitteritarian. This, folks, is an example of what has come to known by various terms: “Grafknitti”, “Graffiti Knitting”, “Urban Knitting”, or even the ominous “Yarn Bombing”. The movement bills itself as “the most inoffensive form of grafitti.” Probably the most spectacular example of this in its most advanced form is the amazing “Tree Cozy”:
Is that awesome or what? You can read more about it here: Urban Knitting. Also, check this out: there’s a knit grafitti crew in Texas that call themselves Knitta Please. That name amuses me beyond all reason. If I ever joined a gang it would be something like that.
Related – my new gang tat:
The above was gleefully swiped from one of the comments over at the Hotsausages.