27 April 2009

whaddup knitta



first piece of guerilla knitting spotted recently downtown. probably not from an original crew but still. very exciting and completely rad. rogue knittas of the world, I love you. if I could knit, this is totally what I'd be doing.

on an unrelated (though totally relevant) note, there's this. I think it should be on billboards. I think it deserves to be said over and over and over. and I think it probably needs to be said loudly. preferably very loud.

26 comments:

  1. I love this! Rogue knitters. I picture little grannies running around with their knitting needles knitting up beauty in the city. I know they're youngsters doing this, but just love the image. Wish I could do this, too.

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  2. Okay, regarding the modern art statement, I was JUST thinking about this 2 days ago. Seriously! Also, I'm charmed by the rogue knitting.

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  3. http://wereyouonthebunnyhop.blogspot.com/2009/04/because-my-momma-told-me-share.html

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  4. Love that the world has rogue knitters!

    Also, couldn't agree more with that modern art - new math. I've been countering art nay-sayers with that sentiment forever!

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  5. i've never heard of guerilla knitting...so very cool.

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  6. Hi Andrea! I just tried to email you but it didn't work. I guess it doesn't matter if the world sees this, anyway! I read your blog all the time, and love your photography, and writing. I'm starting a new project which will include photography and was wondering if you have any advice on buying a polaroid? P.S I am a rogue knitter.

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  7. I am such a fan of the newmath site.

    Glad to see you are, too.

    I've no patience for knitting. I've tried. My mind wanders and I find that I come to, my fingers having stopped doing what they were supposed to, and everything is a mess.

    By the by, I'd love to know what you think of my latest song, if you have time. It's on my blog and it's called "Bull Shop". I'd be honoured if you'd have a listen.

    http://meghanarias.com

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  8. I love that statement about modern art too. Now I have something to say to jackasses whenever they say that - unless it's a kiddo and then I would say - ok, show me :)

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  9. hurrah for knitta! there was some rogue knitting in london, but people scooped it up so quickly, i only got to see it in pictures, not out in the wild.

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  10. Such a cool story. And so fun.

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  11. so freakin' awesome. Some girlfriends and I are talking about making a house cozi for our very cold, poorly insulated co-op townhouses.

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  12. Yay knitta! I saw something near the train tracks in portland the other day and wondered if it could have been from the crew. Now I'm more convinced that it was!

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  13. Thanks for sharing this one! And beautiful shot of the random acts of knitting :)

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  14. the site of guerilla knitting always makes me so happy!

    ps i hope gretchen and her friends make that house cozy. :)

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  15. my mum is a super fast knitter, she can even do it without watching every stitch.

    I might get her into guerilla knitting in New Zealand!!!

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  16. Just found your blog about a month ago. I have enjoyed reading & following your journeys. I do have to tell you that I LOVE the title to this post. Every time I need a giggle, I just pull up your blog. Thanks for the laughs!

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  17. Friend sent me to your site because of something you'd written about getting a wheelbarrow for library trips. So glad she did - I love it!

    And your photos - atmospheric, engaging, mysterious. You really do think in pictures.

    thanks for giving us a view

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  18. I go to UMW in VA and these pop up EVERYWHERE on campus: tree branches, bike racks, lamp poles- and then the maintenance people cut them down :( but its actually kind of nice b/c the rogue knit people keep going so Its fun to see them in new places every week

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  19. This is so fantastic!! Now I totally know what to do with my unfinished knitting projects!

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  20. cute concept, but it seems like littering. i think rogue knitting for the needy would be a better use of time & materials. make a blanket for the homeless or something.

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  21. Here is my personal response to the call that grrl + dog (dneese.blogspot.com) put out for a "Global Guerrilla Knit-up" a couple of months ago -
    http://madlycreative.blogspot.com/2009/02/yarn-bombing-in-my-zipcode.html
    It's still alive and kicking - and one of the original members of the Knitta crew was in London on that day and threw down!

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  22. that's right! it's knitta season! I never see anything during the long rainy winter, but then, as the sun comes out and I peer my wearing head out into the daylight, I start seeing these. my favorite is the tree sweater. the trunk and three branches of a baby tree, wearing a sweater. genius!

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  23. so freaking cool! i hope i stumble upon so rouge knitting in chicago...

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  24. Things like this make me so happy.

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