Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's been a while...

It's been months since I've put together a Knit Graffiti piece that I'm starting to feel like a bad knitter. Between not putting up knit graffiti, and not getting tattooed in a year, I feel like a total loser. It's time to change. It's time to "Hit the needles"....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yarn Bombing Book

About a year ago I gave permission for some of my photos to be used in an upcoming book Yarn Bombing about Knit Graffiti and they used some of them! It's so exciting! I got a copy in the mail a few days ago and have flipped through the pictures 3 times and have read up to page 100. It is fantastic!

This book is for anyone who loves the concept of Knit/Crochet Graffiti. It is part coffee table book, part historical and biographical, and part instruction manual.

There are basic instructions for people who haven't knit before, and patterns/instructions for those who have. Even if you don't have plans to decorate the great outdoors, there are some great garment patterns and you could always decorate your own home with the patterns intended for trees and poles (I'm contemplating some monster feet for my dining room table).

I highly recommend that anyone who loves fiber arts should check out this book!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another Anti-Knitting Graffiti Blog Post

I have to draw attention to the "other" knitters, the one's that don't approve of what we do. The Anti-Knitting-Graffiti Manifesto is the latest "annoyance" with knit graffiti. The posts focus is on media attention, so I have a feeling that if knit graffiti remained underground and didn't gain media attention that maybe she would feel differently.

What is she going to think when Yarn Bombing comes out in September...

Monday, July 20, 2009

World Wide Knit In Public Day

It was a great day! But I've been so busy since, that it's taken me a month to get this blog done! Bad Me! Well, Corvallis, OR was definitely represented in the Knit Graffiti movement!

Here's what I did:

With the help of some local knitters I was able to make 30 learn to knit kits that were distributed around downtown on WWKIP Day:



I also put up another big ugly pink cozy:



And a couple of antenna cozies:




Monday, April 13, 2009

Knitters Against Knit Graffiti?

Per Sarah's Knitting Blog at

"A story on yarn bombers in the Vancouver Sun raised the ire of some more traditional knitters who said the knit graffiti isn't attractive, may actually harm the trees and is a waste of good yarn that could be better used knitting for a person in need rather than a lightpost"

I say- what a bunch of hooey! We need to be extra strong on World Wide Knit In Public Day to turn them into knit graffiti lovers!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sheep in Grand Junction, CO

I was feeling very festive for the upcoming holiday, Valentine's Day, and I decided something in the urban landscape of Grand Junction, CO needed to feel my love. I chose a fantastic public round-about art sculpture by Jim Dolan. He sculpted 3 amazing sheep out of metal (very pokey by the way) so I decided to cover it in a big, pink, fluffy sweater (so it can stay warm in the cold weather).

Grand Junction, CO- you've been Covered in Knit!

The new festive tags:




Sunday, January 11, 2009

Yarnbombing gave us a Shout Out!

Yarnbombing is a fantastic team of knit graffiti artists who are kick ass enough to be writing a book- Yarn Bombing: The Art of Knit Graffiti that is coming out in Fall 2009.

While my computer was broken over the holiday's they sneakily wrote a blog about me (Bohoknitterchic) and this blog. Sneaky ladies rock in my book! Yarnbombing Blog on Us!