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Wholesome Urban Graffiti

- groovehouse - Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 : goo

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Knitta, Please...

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A recent wave of a new type of tagging has occurred recently in Houston and it's popping up in other cities too! Instead of tagging with paint, they use yarn! It's wholesome and quaint! Knitta, please...

I found a few sources for info on this phenomenon.

MySpace -
Houston Press article -
Flickr photos -

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GGP: 10th Jan 2006 - 13:46 GMT

makes me think of the famed Women's Pentagon Action demo way back when (in 1980):

"Four huge female puppets created by Bread and Puppet Theatre led some 2,000 women in a march past Arlington Cemetery to the Pentagon. There they encircled the building, put gravestones in the lawn, wove yarn across the entrances to symbolically reweave the web of life, and created rituals of mourning and defiance by chanting, yelling, and banging on cans. Over 140 women were arrested for blocking the doors at two entrances. They also blocked the Mall entrance, but no arrests were made there. Most arrestees pled "no contest" and were immediately sentenced to 10 days for first offenders or 30 days—the maximum—for second offenders. Thirty-four of the second offenders who received longer sentences were shackled at the wrists, waist, and ankles and immediately sent 300 miles to a federal prison for women."
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Catherine Penfold-Waxman: 10th Jan 2006 - 14:15 GMT

This is absolutely brilliant. It's a knitters paradise.

Peter: 10th Jan 2006 - 14:26 GMT

heh, ive heard about this but never seen it. cool. post more if you see it!

Catherine Penfold-Waxman: 10th Jan 2006 - 14:34 GMT

I liked this from the flickr site:

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Peter: hahaha. a hood ornament cozy!

jack: very funny, i wish i had an ornament on my car.

GGP: fabulous ornament! hilarious!

Catherine Penfold-Waxman: 10th Jan 2006 - 17:02 GMT

I wish I had a car or a knitted sweater (jumper for the Brits).

Charlene: nice.

AKrylik (Knitta Crew): 10th Jan 2006 - 21:44 GMT

The hood ornament is not ours. Someone posted it on our myspace comments section, asking if it was ours. Sadly, we cannot take credit for that. Thanks!

Catherine Penfold-Waxman: 10th Jan 2006 - 22:12 GMT

Thanks for telling us. I love the tree cosy.

Allio: wtf..........Now this is original \..~~../

john doe: fags...homos!!!!!!!

Chantek: 23rd Mar 2006 - 04:57 GMT

As a knitter, your stuff really strikes a cord with me. Making functional garments is great, but you've taken the 'function' out of the pieces which is part of the shock. A stop sign doesn't need to be cheesy as it sounds, seeing how you warmed the streets warms my heart. I hope you keep sneaking around during your spare time!

groovehouse: 7th May 2006 - 05:47 GMT

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The Knitta Crew got a national mention tonight on Saturday Night Live! Apparently they were in NYC tagging and creating havoc! LOL!

cattius: 5th Jan 2008 - 22:36 GMT

Is yarn tagging illegal? I mean, it's not like it's permanent.

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