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« on: February 11, 2008 11:06:08 AM »

I've been reading a lot about this on the internet recently, and personally think it's great. Obv you have the argument that "It's still graffiti" but it's removable, no permenant damage will be caused. If you tag in your local area, you can remove the tags before they are soggy, rotten and become litter.

I know another argument is "Make better use of your stash, knit for charity" but you could do that as well.

Also I've been trawling the net and the only 2 groups I can find are Knitta and a group in Sweeden. Surely thats not it!?! Are you a knit tagger??!!??

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008 11:12:29 AM »

I saw some graffiti at my university one day...It was up most of Fall semester.  It was a purple rail-warmer.  I haven't been by that rail lately, but maybe I'll take a look to see if its still up.

I half expected it to be taken down by authority or unruly kids, but it was still up and in good condition when I left for winter break in December.

I think knitting graffiti is wonderful, I know my heart smiled every time I saw the sleeve.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008 01:17:21 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008 12:39:17 AM »

I have never seen knit graffiti aside from a few pictures online ages ago. I remember being amazed and inspired but nothing ever came of it. Perhaps I will try some knit graffiti.. or maybe crochet graffiti since I'm a wimp and crochet is faster.

Would love to see pics of people's local knit graffiti if anyone has some.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008 02:17:23 AM »

knit graffiti... definitely something to think about... i wonder what i can graffiti?  would it be like leaving things for other people to pick up... is that sorta the same?
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008 09:27:54 AM »

knit graffiti... definitely something to think about... i wonder what i can graffiti?  would it be like leaving things for other people to pick up... is that sorta the same?

knit graffiti is here on this website : www.knittaplease.com

I lile the idea of leaving things for other people to find though...it's reminded me of a site *goes to find it* http://www.neonbird.com/something-wonderful/ not knitting but cool anyhows.
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008 01:26:42 PM »

I first read about this in Knit.1. I love this idea so freaking much. Seriously. I think it's amazing. I've always been fascinated with graffiti and street art. I feel that "art" has such high and mighty connotations to it and you have to be highly educated in the subject to engage in it. But graffiti is a modern day,  (often) anonymous folk art. But I have been bothered by the fact that graffiti is pretty permanent and can hurt local businesses through vandalism. But knitted graffiti? Who does that hurt? Like littlestellarbeam said, you can always take it off if it starts to get nasty. And it's whimsical. It should be something that spices up an otherwise ordinary day and make people smile.

Unfortunately I've never seen knitted graffiti in real life. But I'm thinking that I might start to engage in some...
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008 07:55:56 PM »

the part i don't understand is how they put the cozy onto the item?  out in public?
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008 07:49:55 PM »

Wrap it around and seam it up when no-one's looking. If you can spray-paint things without being seen, you can put a jumper onto a tree.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008 02:53:57 PM »

the part i don't understand is how they put the cozy onto the item?  out in public?

another thing they do is use buttons (not knit in the round, just knit with buttons so you can button up the item.

but an easier way is to leave strings hanging off the side of the cozy, and then tie them together (instead of buttons)

oh, and i also love the idea of knit graffiti. the only thing i've ever done though is i crochet a tiny hat during one of my knitting group's meetings and left it on a sculpture at the coffee shop where we always meet. It stayed on the sculpture a while and then we thought it was lost but it had just been moved to another part of the coffee shop for some reason and placed on a lamp.


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