Gone Yarn Wild!

leon's picture

I have been following a fun little blog about a pair of rebellious outdoor Guerrilla knitters here in Wellington, New Zealand - Link to the Blog Outdoor Knit

The idea is simple. Sneak out late at night a decorate something that is ugly in your location with some knitting. Knit a sleeve for a lampost or weave some hearts into a chain link fence... anything to break up the serious city.

I first found out about this team when I walked past the fence that they had decorated/graffttied- I was on my way to a night class that I was taking. My head was still in my work day and then all of a sudden I was snapped out of it by a run a bright couloured hearts. I had to stop and snap a couple of photos... if only for myself.

A week later there was a story in the local rag about these two and the other places that they have been active around the city they had been very busy.

I love this idea for two reasons -
1- It brings knitting crashing into the public forum - and it worth nothing that their work has not been attacked, damaged or removed.
2- It looks like fun - I think it appeals to the secret agent and the knitter in me at the same time - out late, in stealth mode, to do some city beautification.

They are now starting to branch out - they have started to do some work for corporates as advertising and one of the pair is now taking this Guerrilla knitting on the road... Now wrapping Amsterdam in wooly goodness.

Keep an eye out in your neighbourhood or even better do some yourself.

Comments

PaulJMC's picture

hi Mate Did you see my blog

hi Mate

Did you see my blog about Kings Cross - it was hardly guerilla but it sure was efffective :)

Kilted Knitter's picture

Outside of lys there is a

Outside of lys there is a tree and some of the knitters that frequent the shop have started a knitted wrap around the trunk of the tree, sort of the same thing you are talking about. I think it is cool!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Most interesting. --

Most interesting. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.