Tuesday, February 24, 2009
As a sometimes knitter, art lover, and always a rebel, I just loved this story from the Guardian news feed about Magda Sayeg, the founder of Knitta Please, visiting London. She "yarn bombed" or tagged the Southbank with members of the Stitch and Bitch London group, leaving leg warmers, hats, and cozies on sculpture, railings, and lightposts. Magda's working on a project to knit a cover for a bus (!) in Mexico in the near future. This has just the right amount of silliness and fun to appeal to me. If you're curious, here's a blog you can check into called Yarnbombing.
Photo credit:A Southbank sculpture gets a makeover. Photograph: Graeme Robertson