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Public Knitting January 12, 2010

Posted by Mitchell in Art, Home, Knitting.

A couple posts below frequent commenter Steamboat McGoo linked an interesting picture of curious knittery:
Tree socked

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:
My Gang Tat
The above was gleefully swiped from one of the comments over at the Hotsausages.



1. LC Aggie Sith - January 12, 2010

I saw McGoo’s link, and thought, “Oh, how cute!” Then I saw the tree cozy, and thought, “Holy sheep shearing!” And then I went to the link provided and saw the gas station, and thought, “… … …”

So much talent and patience!

2. Steamboat McGoo - January 12, 2010

This is plainly Evil Incarnate, and I’m quite frankly terrified.

I shudder to think what havoc will transpire when these foul knitterffitti artists consummate their nefarious plans.

3. Nicole - January 13, 2010

Bwahahah! Knitta Please.

4. Enas Yorl - January 13, 2010

Yah, I think the tree was a more complicated job than the garage Aggie. Still, a LOT of time to do that.

Resistance is futile McGoo! Might as well pick up a pair of needles and join in! πŸ˜€

Isn’t that awesome Nicole? That’s gonna be my new thang – talkin’ Street Kntittin’. Knitta please…

5. LC Aggie Sith - January 13, 2010

Oh the tree is far more complicated, but WHY would anyone do it to a gas station????

Knitta, PLEASE!!!


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