Too Cool!

United States
March 26, 2010 1:33pm CST
I think this was posted by Red Heart yarn or another yarn company on FB. But check out the link http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20100325_Philadelphia_s_anti-graffiti_knit_work.html?page=2&c=y what a neat idea! I wish it wasn't just tempoary on the trees you know keep it up for a couple of weeks instead of a day or two. She's also done alot of other neat projects too.
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• Canada
26 Mar 10
This is really neat! Thanks for sharing the link! I do think it's kind of stupid that a lot of people took it down considering it would have made things look different and more interesting. The world is getting so boring and similar now a days, everything looks the same! The only differences I think we really have left is vehicles, houses, and people! Everything else seems to all look the same! I don't know maybe it's just me!
• United States
26 Mar 10
Houses are not too much different anymore. Have you seen all the new fancy subdivisions? Most of them have muted very blah colors and of course you aren't allowed to spice things up or make them your own you know with say a garden, dog house or even a clothes line.
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• Canada
28 Mar 10
That is true, some places are getting bad in certain areas! But where I live overall every house is different (except in those designated areas of course). I would hate living like that! Having to have my house look like everyone elses in that area! Disgusting!
• United States
15 Aug 10
It is! I was talking to a friend in subdivision and she was telling me the colors they could decide upon, like the 3 shades of gray they had to choose from for the trim on their porch. Everything in their subdivision is a shade of tan or gray w/ white.
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@suscan (1959)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Thanks for sharing. So creative and it will not harm the tree. It is a great way of sharing the beauty of needlecrafts.
• Boston, Massachusetts
30 Mar 10
yes a nice grafitti wall. i hope it will inspire other crocheters to make some and cover the whole street with crochet and crafts stuff. it will be a hit!
• United States
26 Mar 10
Last week on the Knitting group, they were talking about another news story similar to this one. Apparently someone knows about this lady's work & they have been covering the trees in their area w/ knits. The local constabulary has dubbed them the Midnight Knitters because they put it up during the night. And in that particular town, it's considered graffiti & is against the law. I posted it to my non-MyLot groups & they were in love with the idea & laughingly talking about getting groups together in their towns to decorate the trees for spring.
• United States
26 Mar 10
I think that's why it mentioned graffiti in the article? I was thinking they used the knitting to cover up the graffiti in their area wich I think would probably be a splendid idea. But when in doubt do it to your own tree or other object in your own yard. I bet if I bring this up to hubby he'll think I'm nuts. It would be a fun secret knitting/crocheting society that strikes beautiful crochet in the middle of the night! *LOL*
@DCMerkle (1281)
• United States
26 Mar 10
Hi 3SnuggleBunnies We have a tree like that in my neck of the woods. It sits outside a shop in a little community called Hampden, in Baltimore Md. Here's a pic. http://baltimoresbesttreeservice.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/tree-sweater.jpg
• United States
26 Mar 10
Perhaps the person who did that one read the same book as the one in PA? Though the one you had pictured was a but more subtle in colors.
@rhodzptc (1319)
• Philippines
21 Aug 10
Its really cool. How I wish I can join her with her journey with knitting and crocheting. I am into crocheting. She's awesome. Thank you for sharing the link.
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Mar 10
Hi 3Snugglebunnies, That is very innovative of her expressing her sentiments and objections via knitted stuff. i love it. it's environment friendly, colorful and an accent to the tree. i hope it will be placed there longer. so that the message will be conveyed well and with great impact. good job!