I am a goody-two-shoes. I kind of hate that about me, but I also am terrified of getting in trouble… always have been. I’m sure a lot of you guys are, too. After all, you’re reading a knitting blog, not out committing felonies and doing drugs.
But, sometimes I get fed up playing by the rules, and I want to do something a little bit rebellious. Not enough rebellious that I go to jail, or hurt anyone, or cause any permanent damage, or really bother anyone much, or anything. Just enough to give me a little excitement. So, as someone weirdly obsessed with knitting, what am I to do? Knitted graffiti.
If you’ve spent any time online looking at knitting-type things, you might have heard about this. Knitted graffiti or yarn bombing basically means making knitted decorations for something in a public space that you may or may not be supposed to be messing with.
Yarn bombing can be something as small as knitting a little heart and leaving it on the bus for someone to find, to entirely covering a tree with a knitted tree-cozy. We had a great big statue at my college when I was in undergrad. I crocheted it a striped hat and matching scarf when I was a junior. I thought she looked pretty snazzy. (I was going to put a picture of it here, but I can’t for the life of me find it. This makes me a little sad. Here’s a monster parking meter that I found instead.)
Want to give it a go? Do it! It’s pretty much the best way to get an adrenaline rush while knitting. True, knitting isn’t exactly a high-octane pastime, but still.