Knitting Is Taking Over The World

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It’s way beyond a seasonal trend. It’s a way of being in the city. A way I am reminded of how things can always be warm and heartmelting, even in the coldest, strangest of cities. Knit your way through the day.

The first time I saw this type of Urban knitting manifestation was a few years back. I thought it was magical. At the time, I remember it was a bus and few trees, all the handy work of Madga Sayeg. Now, our dear friend Ellington sent me these images with the same Guerilla Knitting now known as Graffiti Knitting move taking over cities like Paris and Melbourne, Tel Aviv and Bali. (click through for more!)

Graffiti Knitting soldier

Magda, has, since 2005, become some kind of global ambassador for a move she wouldn’t have anticipated back in the day when she only put a knitted door handle to her clothes shop. It all reminds me of Forrest Gump and his running. Would this come to an abrupt, sudden stop, like Forrest? (hope not, it’s all so cute!)

Urban statue Graffiti Knitting Paris

Graffiti Knitting bus Knitted trees Urban knitting


#1 Ellington on 09.09.11 at 1:07 pm

I so love this! : )
Fun Fun Fun! : )

#2 ajginger on 09.10.11 at 9:10 am

I used to claim that to knit is an art. They thought, back then, I was mad. It’s back from being gone like twenty years? And this is indeed as Ellington said: Fun Fun Fun! I love it!

Pick up the needles and some wool, cotton or whatever start to create something people. Don’t matter what it is. It’s tranquillizing too :)

#3 kpriss on 09.10.11 at 3:26 pm

I loved knitting. I used to do it when I was younger. A lot. Younger. But that’s another story ;)

What I do know, is that those knit graffiti are warm and a far more joyful sight to see than classic graffiti. So let them Yarn bomb all they want! I’m loving it!

#4 kpriss on 09.10.11 at 3:26 pm

a funny thing to say on 9/11, huh?

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