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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Guerilla Knitting - who knew?

Sometimes creative people are just sooooo wonderful! Today I came across an article, in a UK newspaper; Police hunt 'The Midnight Knitter' wool graffiti bandit. Apparently they are after a “guerilla knitter” in England who is being hunted down for her exploits.
The article says that guerilla knitting has been an increasingly widespread phenomenon over the past few years, with yarn enthusiasts taking to the streets of cities around the world to encase parts of them in wool. Personally, I hadn’t known of this uprising until reading this article. But now could really see dusting off all of my ‘revolting tendencies’ from the ‘60s and participating in this underground revolution! The world could use more cozy anarchy right now.

Saltyknits also has a website where she has posted photos of her taggings be sure to take a look: Saltyknits.com

6 comments:

San D said...

Someone in New Jersey is doing the same thing. Knit ON!!
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/03/police_ask_mystery_knitter_to.html

jill2day said...

Oh boy... a trend!!

San D said...

Nope, not a trend YET. We are apparently talking about the same people. The UK article was about the New Jersey renegade knitter.

jill2day said...

There does seem to be a large number of stories and videos about renegade knitters (I just searched Guerilla knitters) Some very wonderful things!! SO fun

Jac-Ber Creations said...

There are whole teams of them in the UK and USA - I dream to be in the first team in New Zealand...(as long as they accept crocheters) :-)

DonnaEleby said...

Check out the video about the West Cape May Knit Bombers and feel free to repost to show your support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bJ2uXFK3KU