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ms411
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Has anybody heard of this? It would be fun to do it on one of the islands to add a bit of whimsy. Any knitters out there?

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Topic starter Posted : January 16, 2012 11:25 pm
JulieKay
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I've seen it done here. There are "things" knitted over around the boardwalk in Christiansted. Someone's out doing it! 🙂

Personally, I crochet, and I'm not that fast. But I think it's pretty cool...hope you get to have fun with it!

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Posted : January 17, 2012 1:56 am
ms411
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JulieKay, I just bought the book Craft Activism, and it's got me inspired. I can knit a little, and used to be a good crocheter.

Can you post some photos of the projects? I'm going to see if I can get something going on STT.

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Topic starter Posted : January 17, 2012 10:50 am
Iris Tramm
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There are "things" knitted over around the boardwalk in Christiansted.

Things? Really? Can you elaborate, please? Have a rather famous friend in NYC who does this for a living.

This is how it's done: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/fashion/creating-graffiti-with-yarn.html

IT

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Posted : January 17, 2012 11:19 am
robbySTX
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What and where on the Christiansted boardwalk?
Have not noticed..... Guess I look at the water too much!!

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Posted : January 18, 2012 10:13 am
DixieChick
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i am a knitter...what are we knitting??

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Posted : January 18, 2012 7:30 pm
speee1dy
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i love it, i would love to see downtown yarn bombed

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Posted : January 18, 2012 9:52 pm
JulieKay
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I saw a pole knitted by Angry Nate's and pointed it out to my boyfriend. I knew what it was since there's a lot of that in Austin where I'm from. 🙂

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Posted : January 19, 2012 1:54 pm
ms411
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Nobody on STT? Can somebody please post photos of bombs on STX so I can show people on STT? I've thought of a place to approach, and would help if I had photos.

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Topic starter Posted : January 19, 2012 3:20 pm
JulieKay
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Next time we go to the Boardwalk I'll take you a pic if you like and will post it.

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Posted : January 19, 2012 3:48 pm
STXBob
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I Googled "knit yarn bombing st croix" and found these links:

Pics: http://www.wontonpower.com/index.php/blog/comments/knitty_kringle

Video of and by the knitter/installer: http://vimeo.com/34084479

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Posted : January 19, 2012 5:22 pm
ms411
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Thanks, STXBob! Those are really cool, and add so much personality to the marina.

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Topic starter Posted : January 19, 2012 5:30 pm
JulieKay
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Those are exactly what I saw. We need more of those! Anyone up for knitting vests on the chickens running around downtown? 😉

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Posted : January 20, 2012 2:27 pm
lovinlife
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Hello! I put up the knitting on the poles in Christiansted. I definitely never expected to see that video posted on this board! I am definitely interested in doing more if anyone is interested in collaborating. Glad to see some other knitter and crocheters out there!

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Posted : January 22, 2012 1:25 pm
saucey
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This knit bombing is so cool! I never heard of it, thanks for sharing!

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Posted : January 22, 2012 3:36 pm
ms411
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Ha, ha! It looks STX is the only cool VI so far. I'm on STT, and I'm hoping to coordinate with potential bombers on either STT or STJ.

lovinlife, how long have your "bombs" been on the Boardwalk? Did you get permission? Thanks for adding even more "coolness" to STX.

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Topic starter Posted : January 22, 2012 4:20 pm
speee1dy
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dixie might want to help with the knitbombing on the chickens

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Posted : January 22, 2012 6:06 pm
lovinlife
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MS411, I put them up on 12/11/11 and when I last looked last week only one of the 4 was still there. Not sure why anyone would take down some but not all. I didn't get permission. Not sure who I would have asked. I figure they're easy to cut down if someone really feels they shouldn't be there. I hope you succeed in getting some bombs up in STT/STJ!!

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Posted : January 23, 2012 9:29 pm
ms411
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Probably wanted a "free" souvenir. I want to get permission, though, so I can complain if/when someone takes them down. I doubt that they'd give me permission in a historical area, but I want them in a location that tourists frequent.

Did you treat your yarn with any UV protection? That's what they recommend in the book.

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Topic starter Posted : January 23, 2012 9:42 pm
JulieKay
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In Austin when one gets taken down, people just do it again, in the same spot, or in another adjacent location. I don't know that they're meant to be permanent works of art. 🙂

I imagine if they're in a tourist area they will disappear periodically. But it gives you a chance to do it again!

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Posted : January 24, 2012 5:37 pm
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