Posted on 04. Oct, 2007 by Jonathan Cherry in Uncategorized
Grannies are taking back the streets by tagging urban furniture with their knitting.
Knitta began in August 2005, when the soon-to-be-Knittas were
discussing their frustration over unfinished knitting projects:
half-knitted sweaters and balls of yarn gathering dust. That afternoon,
they knitted their first door handle. Then it dawned on them… a tag crew
of knitters, bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of
art, wrapped around everything from beer bottles on easy nights to
public monuments and utility poles on more ambitious outings.
Who knew that granny’s hobby would go so ‘underground’.
Like guerrilla gardening, this is another great example of ‘urban self expression’. Having a blog or a Facebook account seems like a kinda lazy form of social networking compared to this.