Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Society of Rogue Knitters?

(Above: A toasty New York lamppost.)

A few years back, if you'd happened upon a streetlamp wearing legwarmers--or a statue sporting mittens--you might have questioned your sanity. But these days, anyone with a sharp eye can spot well-dressed fire hydrants, door knobs, and trees in cities around the world.

The knit "tags" are the work of a secret society of knitters known as Knitta. It all began in 2005 when a Houston knitter decided to create a "doorknob cozy" for a local boutique. The cozy was a hit, and two other frustrated knitters decided to join her crew.

Since then, Knitta has taken its quest to "beautify the public space" around the globe. According to Wikipedia, they've tagged Los Angeles hotels, Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, and the Great Wall of China.

Find out more here.


Blogger Jin Ai said...

I saw the title and I was like AHHH MUST...READ...NOW...
this is so cool! I love knitting :D I'd love to do something like this!
except yarn is expensive and not extremely waterproof.
I should try something with my weird plastic bag stuff, lol. :D:D:D

6:46 PM  
Anonymous nellie said...

Hmmmmmm. My two oldest sisters knit a lot, and a lot,and a lot. Maybe, just maybe, JK
It's a hysterical idea.

6:53 PM  
Anonymous hazel said...

That is so cool! Can I join?

6:57 PM  
Anonymous sekrit7 said...

LOL! That's cool!

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

I heard about this a couple weeks ago. I'd do it if I could knit fast enough to complete more than one thing every fortnight. ^^ I love knitting, but I'm dreadfully slow...

12:57 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

dude... its the revenge of the grandmas who knit sweaters nobody would wear! :0

1:28 PM  
Anonymous green leaf said...

today be talk like a pirate day ye landlubbers arrrrrg!
(my throat hurts)

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love to knit! I am knitting a big special something right now... me and my granny could be honorary members! jk :)

-liltomboyblue, at her friends house

3:35 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Whoa, how'd they put the stuff on without people seeing them!? OoO And how do they knit that much stuff!?!?

6:41 PM  

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