Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More Yarn Bombing!

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/


Pragmatik said...

I work at UB and was admiring your Poe gift. It make the Engaged University folks and I smile the other day in the cold:)

Pragmatik said...

Made, sorry:)
Me sleepy:)

Lissah Dee said...

Hooray for yarn bombing! I haven't seen Poe yet, but I'll have to check it out. As if by some stroke of luck, I came across your page today. I'll be teaching a "community crochet" class at the baltimore free school starting TONIGHT to teach the basics of crochet, with the ultimate project being cozies for sign posts in the Mount Royal area. Keep your eyes peeled for the cozies, which will be up at the end of the class (March 29).

candy said...

right now it is summer.

one question;
would you want to be forced to wear a sweater in 90+ degree heat for days on end?

i think not. then why would you force a tree to do so?
not cool.

they are beautiful enough and need no of this mindless obsession.

stick to inanimate objects if you must put sweaters on everything.

the ones on trees will disappear- i aways carry scissors.

HereBeDragons said...

Ha ha! Stay warm!

Mary Has Sound said...

Love it! I'm glad you had a positive experience while installing it. Those really make me happy. I've yet to have someone say something bad *while* I'm doing it, ;-) I'm just seeing this now (3 years later, haha) but you should totally do another one now that the Orioles are doing so well!

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