Thursday, June 10, 2010

this is crackin' me up

quirky 6-10
Today I learned a new phrase: Yarn Bombing

Here's the definition from wikipedia:

Yarn bombing
, yarnbombing, graffiti knitting or yarnstorming is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or knit bombs – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but it has since spread worldwide.


I did a google search, and found some fun images, and this blog, which could provide hours of fascination for me, if I had hours to spend being fascinated.


For me personally, I get too much satisfaction out of giving or selling my yarned goods to other people to make me want to get involved in this kind of thing, but I am loving the fact that others are involved with it, and I'm especially loving being able to see all the awesome/hilarious/crazy/entertaining work that is popping up all over the world.


Chick on a sea of knitting here
Mustache Statue here
The Lone Yarn-er here