There is a form of street art afoot and its practitioners ain't knittin' no slippers - rather, they are outfitting outdoor sculpture in Missouri with legwarmers (1st image), cozying up parking meters in Vancouver (2nd image), and wrapping bike racks in Berkeley (3rd image)! The movement of yarn-bombing - a.k.a. graffiti knitting, guerilla knitting, yarnstorming - has been around long enough to be defined on Wikipedia, discussed on NPR, and documented in a book. Here's how it is described by those "crochet vandals" with needles in hand:
- "It's street art with attitude."~Louise Grover of the South End Knitters
- "I like the surprise of such a big colorful piece of knitting on the street. I like how it makes people stop and stand and look."~Streetcolor.wordpress.com 3/17/11
- "We have wanted to tag it forever."~a member of the Ladies Fancywork Society 4/19/11
- "I'm not so bold that I would want to be yelled at."~K Witta 4/25/11
- "This is one blessed parking meter, it is all cozied up in hand-spun, hand-dyed, luck struck merino wool!"~Janna Maria 8/15/09
- "There's a bust of Valentino that I think would look really great with a scarf."~"Captain Hook" 4/25/11
Thanks, Sue, for the link to the video, and hi to all your knitting friends!