March 15, 2010
Knit Tagging: The Pole
About 3 weeks ago -- give or take a week here or there -- I finished this pretty little item replete with a crochet edge, a super long tail, and a Q button. Perhaps I was overly attached to this soft and cheery item, but I couldn't quite bring myself to give it away until the conditions were just right.
Now that the rain has subsided and we've had two beautiful days of spring it was time to deliver this item to it proper location. Using the long tail and the crochet edge, my item was quickly and cleanly attached to its final destination -- The Pole. We'll see how long it lasts.
February 18, 2010
Knit Tagging: The Bison
Have you seen the new book, Yarn Bombing? From the moment I leafed through -- and immediately bought -- this inspiring book I've been unable to pass a pole, a fence, or a bench without seeing it spruced up with a knit tag. How can you not be inspired after seeing the likes of this, or this, or that!? Although this type of public art is typically called yarn bombing or knit graffiti I prefer the less aggressive term "knit tagging", which seems more fitting for this risk-adverse nearly 50 year old. Please let me live under the illusion that I'm not "littering" and am still a good role model for my 7th graders.
For my first knit tag, I took a trip back in time to Bucknell University where the iconic Bison statue guards the field house -- a place of many fond memories for this once-upon-a-time field hockey player. Many thanks to my partner in "crime" RC for doing the actual tagging late one night. I don't know the current fate of this horn cozy, but I do know it lasted at least a couple of weeks. Can any Bucknell student update the status?
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