knit graffiti in GR.

I’ve been meaning to do a blog on this for some time, because i was startled to see a peculiar piece of artwork outside the library  here:

and another little guy (on a lamp post)  here:

As it turns out, Grand Rapids is now part of a growing trend of
guerrilla knitting.  I wondered if there was more of these around town, and discovered that indeed there were.  While this may seem like a bizarre knitting tactic, there are some books circulating that seem to indicate that people have been leaning towards more creative approaches to the medium.

5 Responses to “knit graffiti in GR.”

  1. July 22, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    More knitted graffiti in other cities. Very cool! http://deputy-dog.com/2008/11/urban-knitting-worl

  2. July 22, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    ah ha, I was actually thinking of using that link! The trees look amazing.

  3. July 22, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    I thought library staff was doing the knitting themselves. Especially, in the first picture. I thought staff was using the knit object to pad their bikes when they locked them up LOL

  4. July 23, 2009 at 4:32 am #

    The Grand Rapids Press did a story on the Beerhorst family on July 12, 2009. Rose Beerhorst "likes to make pole cozies- also known as crochet graffiti- to stitch to trees and lamp posts around town." http://photos.mlive.com/gallery/4469/The%20Beerho

  5. July 23, 2009 at 6:46 am #

    Much to my dismay, both were gone this morning! I'm glad it's been documented in time though.