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November 3, 2012 1:53 PM   Subscribe

Street art; we see it every day from Rio to Paris and even the Lebanon.
But then there is Guerrilla Crochet.
posted by adamvasco (14 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I saw this very elaborate yarn-bombing at a busy corner in Reykjavik.

Those Icelanders and their knitting. I walked into a convenience store that had a yarn aisle. No joke.
posted by adamrice at 1:56 PM on November 3, 2012 [3 favorites]

On preview I see infini´s mind is running on a parallel track.
posted by adamvasco at 1:59 PM on November 3, 2012

This is awesome - I would love to try it someday. I have a circular knitting machine on order and can't wait to expedite the process :-)
posted by Calzephyr at 2:57 PM on November 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

The Wall Street Bull picture at Guerrilla Crochet link is the work of Olek, about whom I have posted previously.
posted by orange swan at 3:11 PM on November 3, 2012

There's a "tree cozy" on a street tree in my block here in San Francisco in the SF Giants' colors (orange and black).
posted by trip and a half at 3:49 PM on November 3, 2012

*waves back*

adamrice, I've seen something similar in a park in Helsinki, each tree with patchwork done in hues of the same colour. I wonder if its a Nordic thing?
posted by infini at 3:51 PM on November 3, 2012

The Classical Street Art of Borondo
posted by homunculus at 3:55 PM on November 3, 2012

I love street art. The knitting/crocheting street art that I've seen in person has never really excited me, but I like the ones on the statues a lot. Neat stuff, thanks for posting.
posted by Forktine at 4:05 PM on November 3, 2012

Whats up with the Human League reference; "the Lebanon"?
posted by mary8nne at 4:09 PM on November 3, 2012

Nice! Here are a couple from my city.
posted by orme at 5:14 PM on November 3, 2012

San Jose, CA has some nice stuff as well. It's not uncommon to see people knitting during boring meetings around here; I hope that's at least one of the sources.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 6:22 PM on November 3, 2012

I don't know what it says about me, but when I saw the street signs, my immediate reaction was, "NO YOU CAN'T DO THAT. THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO READ THEM WHEN IT'S DARK."
posted by RobotHero at 8:47 AM on November 4, 2012

I really need to do more yarn bombing.

Here's my photo album of yarn bombing in my area.
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:17 AM on November 4, 2012

This is too weird. I just learnt of this practice this morning from a woman who intends to decorate a streetlamp or something near where her knitting circle meets. Apparently there is a Memphis Knit Mafia. Elvis, eat your heart out.
posted by grimjeer at 2:34 PM on November 4, 2012

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