Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Urban Knitting aka Guerilla Knitting

I'm not a knitter. It's been something I've been meaning to get around to learning but there are always so many projects to choose from! Anyway, have you guys heard of urban knitting (aka guerilla knitting aka yarn-bombing)? You can find out more about the phenomenon on this site (in addition to lots of other sites around the web):

http://knittaplease.com

The phenomenon is particularly popular in the pacific northwest, but this is the first example that I've seen in the Twin Cities, This is a fairly humble piece of work compared to whole trees covered in "sweaters" but still pretty cool, right? I noticed it at the 46th Street Station while waiting for a downtown train.

3 comments:

thevanderslicechronicles said...

I like this, Cherish! Some art spaces here in Manchester are encouraging it & one is hoping to cover an entire railing for charity. I'm thinking adding a piece. You can check this out and send one from the US too.
http://artyarn-yarnforward.blogspot.com/
-Charlene

Cherish said...

Thanks for the link, Charlene! I didn't know you were in the U.K. right now. Cool!

Laura! said...

AHHH!!! That's so cool! I've heard about this and seen pictures but never of anything in the twin cities. Oh man. I want to find them everywhere now.