We Knit Grafitti
I just found out that I have been accepted into the new Knitta book We Knit Graffiti. It's a picture book of yarn graffiti from around the world, but with a focus on the location at which the graffiti took place and the meaning behind it in relation to that location. Naturally my Main & Hastings yarn bomb is the perfect candidate. I knit this during a night shift at Hotel Washington with the Downtown East Side community in mind (it's highly populated with addicted and mentally ill homeless people--in fact it's the poorest neighborhood in Canada). Many business people drive through the DTES every day on their way to work neglecting to look, afraid that they might catch something (like a slice of compassion-God forbid). I made this yarn bomb with the hopes that the colour and whimsy of the design might catch peoples eye and encourage them to look more closely at their surroundings as they drive by.
It was on a parking meter that is right next to the Hastings Folk Garden which, in the spring and summer when it is in full bloom, has the same effect on passers by, I think.
fabulous photo by Craig Sinclair
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