Thanks to UK DIY Yarnbombing, I was inspired to do some real Baltimore style yarn bombing. I had this knit cowl in a "syncopated tweed" pattern in the Orioles colors just lying around my apartment because it was too small to wear (darn my laziness and failure to knit gauges!). But when I heard about this project to post photos of knit graffiti from all over the world, I knew the too-small cowl would be perfect.
I wanted to pick a location that would show some city pride, and thought instantly of the Edgar Allan Poe statue outside of the University of Baltimore. Happily, it had just snowed the day before, so this knit scarf really made Poe look cozy!
I worry sometimes about how the public will react to this kind of graffiti, so it was really rewarding when a passer-by saw me taking photos and came up to take some of his own! I told him to search 'knit graffiti' or 'yarn bombing' online, and he said that both of those terms sounded really interesting. Good times!
Let me know if you've posted some of your own around the city! I know there is a great yarn-tree outside of Lovely Yarns in Hampden, which I'm hoping to tag soon! More photos soon.
For more photos of the Poe cozy, check out my Flickr page: http://flickr.com/photos/whistlesfarandwee/