Posted on August 17, 2010
Posted by nkjemisin
Photographed on the Lower East Side, near the Delancey Street F station:
So… yeah. I guess we can consider this an open thread.
Category: N.K. Jemisin
Theft prevention at it’s finest!
Or a loose thread.
Nobody finishes anything anymore.
It’s obviously a bike sock. ‘Cause it can get cold there in August?
I think that is what is known as yarn-bombing amongst those who play with sticks and hooks.
Art bike! Dude! Radical! I’ve seen art cars, motorcycles, even modded-up scooters, but that’s the first I’ve seen something pedal powered tricked out like that! wow.
So, who let the yarn spiders out on the street again?
Damn those crochet taggers, knittin’ up the city. The worst part of it is, you’ve only got a continuous week or two to catch ’em in the act.
It’s an effective theft deterrent.
Oh, darn. Nancy beat me to it and I didn’t even bother to check… sorry.
Wow…they are really cutting back on the Rose Bowl parade this year.
That’s pretty tame compared to some of these pictures of yarn bombing or knit tagging:
That’s actually a form of flora known as Yarnza. Its and invasive species. Grows like a vine on steroids. Been known to take down telephone poles and powerlines if not properly dealt with.
In a few months, it’ll drag that sign down too. And any car that’s parked next to it for too long.
I’m afraid the bike is probably beyond salvaging…
I’d never heard yarn bombing – up here it’s called guerilla knitting. Both awesome. :)
A bicycle cozy.
Didn’t know that Christo had come out with a line of bicycle accessories…
to the poster who had never heard of art bikes, madison wi does a whole art bike parade ride thing every year. it’s awesome.
Awesome guerilla knitting!
So I know that most of you probably don’t care, but most of what you are looking at in that google search and the picture shown here are crocheted, not knit. There is a very good reason for this, crocheting takes WAY less time then knitting does, so if you are going to do something huge and completely silly, crochet is a better bet.
Wow – you know, I’ve never seen one of those in its pupal stage before. Fascinating stuff.
that’s right around the corner from me. It looked better before it unraveled in the weather
It looks like some one hitched an improbability drive to a bicycle and has only started to return to normality. I’ve got the strangest urge to look around for two small white mice looking for questions…
Oh! I walked past that yesterday, too.
All I could think of was – oohhh, a bike cozy!
Yarn bombing is great fun! I own a shop in Guelph, Ontario, and so far we’ve done a streetlamp and a bike rack.
This is a great guide to all things related to yarn-bombing subculture: http://www.arsenalpulp.com/bookinfo.php?index=294
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I first saw that almost a year ago. I work around that area and it was a few blocks down Rivington. I took a pic of it then: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=36290&id=1365712750#!/photo.php?pid=1118582&id=1365712750&ref=fbx_album It looks a lot better fully done.
I first saw that almost a year ago. I work around that area and it was a few blocks down Rivington. I took a pic of it then: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1118583&id=1365712750 It looks a lot better fully done.
Wish I could delete the last two posts. For some reason the links aren’t correct. fb so sucks. But in the last post if you click the link then click previous on the page you’ll see the pic of the earlier more intact version of the yarn bike.
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