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Why bomb the bike rack down the street?
Some graffiti artists use paint, some use stickers. We crafty types use yarn. If you haven’t heard of yarn bombing or knitted graffiti yet, get yer google on! If you have, maybe you – like me – see the world a little differently than most; a taunting swirl of shapes and structures challenging you to wrap them in bright, snuggly yarn. Ok ok, yes – I surrender! Let’s cover everything in textures and energy! Goodbye to plain statues and trees that don’t hug you back. Hello newborn graffiti artist.

And then the walls inside my apartment began to talk. Psst! Why bomb the bike rack down the street? You’ll only see it when you go for a walk. You could enjoy your graffiti every day in your own home.

Egads, I’m hooked, as the crocheters say. Five skeins of 100% recycled yarn and one reclaimed Ikea chair later, here’s my prettily “upholstered” chair. It will soon be for sale in a local gallery, but I have three more pawing at me with their little legs – almost as inconveniently as the Sesame Street U laid in to Smokey Robinson. Wish me luck!

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PattyMadeIt · Maricopa, Arizona, US
~LOVE~ this!!!
Staysik · Salt Lake City, Utah, US · 16 projects
That's so beautiful. What a perfect-looking yarn bombed -chair.
Jill · Foster City, California, US · 27 projects
It really is gorgeous!
Lorna at Knits for Life
Lorna at Knits for Life · 5 projects
Yes, it probably took more than 20. I did a lot of unraveling to get the pieces just right. The texture is lattice crochet stitch.
Libby W.
Libby W. · Whitehaven, England, GB · 86 projects
This is wonderful! Did it really onlt take 20 hrs? How did you get the criss-cross effect?
Kitty · Okotoks, Alberta, CA · 18 projects
that is so cool!

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