Remember how badass your grandma always looked, sitting there in her rocker, knitting afghans? Yeah, me neither. Which is why yarn bombing (guerrilla crochet, knit graffiti, yarnstorming, or any combo of the former…) is so freakin’ awesome. Sorry Nana.
The mother of the yarn bombing movement, Magda Sayeg, ambushed ninety-nine(!) trees with some shock and awe here in Texas (above), the birthplace of warm and cozy graffiti.
This world-brightening practice has gone global, and it manifests itself in a variety of styles, from subtle pops of color against the drab landscapes of the world…
…to full-fledged assaults on cars, buses, phone booths, you name it!
Who knew knitting could be so awesome??? I also LOVE what Juliana Santacruz Herrera has done on the streets of Paris, with her own special, super creative take on knit graffiti, below.
Called projet nid de poule, or Pothole Project, Santacruz Herrera takes unsightly cracks and potholes in the pavement and transforms them into beautiful works of art that are sure to put a smile on even the crustiest old curmudgeon’s face.
So rage on, knitters! I salute you!