yarnbombing

Do you know about yarnbombing? It is knit graffiti. You’re intrigued, aren’t you? Leanne and Mandy have a blog dedicated to it, and a book too!  Until you’ve seen it, you won’t believe it.

This is one of the latest examples.

And this one inspires me – there are so many statues in London, they could use some warm accessories… ;)

All photos from yarnbombing.com and linked back to it.

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

10 thoughts on “yarnbombing

  1. I’ve seen the bus – it’s amazing! It’s one of those images that, once you’ve seen them, you can never forget. The puppies and kitties are new to me, though.

    I have mixed feelings about the whole yarn bombing thing but let’s say I liked most of what I’ve seen. Not sure I’m a sort of person who could do it. Do you think you could?

    • Not sure I’m the kind of person for ‘street activism’ in general. But I love some of the stuff – like the bus (’cause it’s just amazing) and the puppies – they’re not disrupting anything, and the make a few people smile, so why not? Actually, I was posting this at a public library, and the guy sitting at the computer next to me spotted my screen and started chatting to me about how awesome this looked… :)

  2. Yarnbombing :D Definitivno hobi za ljude koji imaju previše slobodnog vremena – mislim, koliko je tu različitih uzoraka na onom autobusu, điz! Izgleda genijalno, naravno, ali jedino ako ga ne voze; teško mi je zamisliti da se ne bi zaprljao nakon par dana na ulici, a to bi bila šteta :/

    • Ako pogledaš originalni post na njihovoj stranici, gdje ima još slika, vidi se da je prednje staklo na busu razbijeno, dakle bus nije uporabljiv mislim.
      A to je puno ljudi radilo, ne jedna :)

    • Yeah, maybe it would be interesting to do one on a sculpture near where you live and then walk by every day… Though I’m guessing one day it would just disappear and you still wouldn’t know what happened.
      As for the yarn and the rain, I guess it blocks out **really** well :D

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