Yarn or Knit Bombing
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?
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
I Googled "knit yarn bombing st croix" and found these links:
Video of and by the knitter/installer: http://vimeo.com/34084479
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!!
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.
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!