Thursday, September 18, 2008
A Society of Rogue Knitters?
(Above: A toasty New York lamppost.)
A few years back, if you'd happened upon a streetlamp wearing legwarmers--or a statue sporting mittens--you might have questioned your sanity. But these days, anyone with a sharp eye can spot well-dressed fire hydrants, door knobs, and trees in cities around the world.
The knit "tags" are the work of a secret society of knitters known as Knitta. It all began in 2005 when a Houston knitter decided to create a "doorknob cozy" for a local boutique. The cozy was a hit, and two other frustrated knitters decided to join her crew.
Since then, Knitta has taken its quest to "beautify the public space" around the globe. According to Wikipedia, they've tagged Los Angeles hotels, Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, and the Great Wall of China.
Find out more here.