Category Archives: Guerrilla knitting

Hendrix got yarnbombed.

Hendrix yarn bombed

“One of his greatest hits was Crosstown Traffic, but perhaps the Jimi Hendrix’s track should be renamed ‘Cross-stitch Traffic’ after what happened to the guitar maestro’s statue at Dimbola, Freshwater,” says the Isle of Wight County Press.

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Knit your own Audrey Hepburn

Stitch New York - Handmade Holly Golightly Tiffany's

Just one of the awesome knitting projects in Lauren O’Farrell’s new book, Stitch New York.

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Amaze Olympknit shizzle.

Olympic knitters

Because, y’know, OlymPICS rhymes with OlymKNITS.(I only know this because of the book of the same name, published by David and Charles)

(via The Telegraph).

 

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Ooh, a knitted boat.

And it’s actually going to sail, according to the BBC.

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This is KTC in Berlin.

Until I watched it again, I TOTALLY forgot how cold I was doing it.

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The story of the Frankfurt stock exchange and the Munich guerilla knitters.

‘They came bearing knitting needles – and left the bull and bear statues outside the Frankfurt stock exchange with a bright and woolie new look.’ More at Metro.co.uk

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The Daily Mail on yarnbombing.

Some EXCELLENT cliches here.

• ‘As the guerilla art scene goes, it’s more WI than Banksy.’

• ‘Some might say this is vandalism at its woolliest.’

• ‘The craze is becoming so popular it has a fan page on Facebook.’ (Because simply having a fan page on Facebook is the absolute marker of popularity these days, isn’t it?)

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“Crewe ‘guerrilla knitters’ mark Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”

That’s a nice story, right? Thanks to BBC Stoke and Staffordshire for that one.

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The return of knitting.

Yep, really.

Despite being huge over the last decade, knitting is having a bit of a resurgence this year in particular. Here’s why I think it’s happening, in a piece I wrote for the Guardian last week.

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Alas, I missed World Knit in Public day.

But I hope you all had an awesome day yesterday. See more about the day here.

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