Look, Darling! I Knitted You a Tree!

This past week, A introduced me to something that even I found odd…Knitting Bombing / Yarn Bombing / a ton of other names. It is a type of street graffiti where instead of using the normal means of graffiti (spray-paint, chalk, etc.) people knit outrageous public displays.

Honestly, I have no idea how this is even done. First off, when does boredom set in? I struggle to keep my concentration throughout the process of making a hat, let alone the time it would take to knit a car…Second, how do you know how much to make? There are no “patterns” for, let’s say, an oak tree! Is it hit and miss? Third, what if it rains?

As muchas I seem to be putting it down, I am not. Rather, I am fusturated that I cannot do something so amazing. Please, if someone does this LET ME KNOW HOW YOU DO IT!

Now that my true motive has been discovered, I’m going to share another thing that I discovered during my course of looking at Yarn Bombing. Knitted “taxidermy”. This stuff is too cute for words, so I’ll just share a few photographs.

(that one isn’t quite knitted, but still! It is too cool!!)

Alright, well to conclude I’m just going to say thank you to everyone who has been viewing this blog. A and I have been flabbergasted to see that people are actually reading this. Yippie!!!

-C

P.S.: I’m working on a project for Tuesday…wish me luck! haha

Picture Credits:

http://picocool.com/art/guerrilla-knitting-aka-yarn-bombing-goes-global/

http://8jonesstreet.blogspot.com/2011/06/prep-for-international-yarn-bomb-day.html

http://www.pirateknitting.com/2011/05/u-is-for-urban-knitting-aka-yarn.html

http://sailorbaby.tumblr.com/post/7275017151/therhumboogie-nathan-vincent-has-a-very-shauna

http://en.topictures.com/knitted%20taxidermy

http://roseannebroadley.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html

http://greeneyed.com/2011/08/faux-taxidermy/stag-2/

http://wherethewoollythingsare.tumblr.com/post/735856676/bear-rug-2005-crocheted-and-latch-hooked-yarn

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4 thoughts on “Look, Darling! I Knitted You a Tree!

  1. Wow, being a knitter myself I fully understand the excitement when one begins a large project such as the tree or the tank, for example. It is keeping that enthusiasm to the end and seeing it through that is truly impressive! Love the knitted taxidermy as well.

    • This is A replying, even though C wrote this post. But seeing as I’m a huge knitter myself, I can completely sympathise. Can you imagine how long it would take to knit a tank? What if the tank left before you were done? What if you get tired of it? What does one do with half of a tank? Make it into a large afghan?

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