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thismightbegrace
« on: October 05, 2008 07:16:56 PM »

Wow...I posted this knit graffiti idea over two months ago and I finally got it done today. Yay!












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I've been racking my brain for a nice knitted graffiti project - something beyond pipes or poles.  One day  I was describing the phenomenon of knitted graffiti to my dad in the car on the way home from NYC, and he mentioned the Mark Twain statue located across from a Borders store in town.  Genius!  Here's a picture.



From what I can tell from the photo (which I take no credit for), and from sitting next to good ol' Twain in real life, the only free attackable areas are his ankles.  Ankle warmers it is!

They will have stripes and neat colors and I hope to get this done some time over Columbus day weekend and I will post updates.  I'm excited!





UPDATE 10/11
Tonight's the big night!  I finished the pieces, and am going downtown with some friends tonight, so I'll have the darkness to my advantage.  Here they are.

Wooooooo!

UPDATE 10/13
Okay guys, okay.  I still have the balls to do this...but the time?  Not so much.
I'm afraid I won't get a chance until Saturday at the earliest...Sad
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008 08:22:39 PM »

brilliant!
love it!
you could make him a matching hat and book cover too.
hehe Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008 09:53:46 PM »

Considering the Twain life span can I suggest a knit pair of spats? Would be pretty historically accurate, stretchy, and sassy. A little spatterdashery goes a long way.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2008 01:08:33 PM »

I agree, I thiink a really bright color book sock would be kickin.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008 02:33:38 PM »

Thank you for the suggestions!  However, I would like to politely ignore them.
I'm afraid that spats wouldn't be recognized as spats - especially if they're knitted.  They also probably wouldn't fit very snugly - and snugliness is key. 
As for the bookcover, It'd be a bit too complicated - and again with the unrecongnizability. 

What I like so much about the ankle/leg warmer idea is the graffiti essence it gives - it's defiant to spray paint your gang name in a tunnel, just as it's defiant to give Mark Twain some really hip ankle warmers - that's where the humor comes in.  I also want the subtlety of aiming for his more out-of-the-way ankles - they probably won't bother anyone, but people will laugh when they see them.

I just picked out some nice acrylic remnants from my stash - pink, yellow, lime green...
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008 02:35:53 PM »

Ankle warmers are a great idea, you want to find a really really loud pattern. Make sure you post pictures when you're done (I'm excited now too)
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2008 10:09:16 PM »

Oh, I might have to borrow your idea!  My bus stop is at the museum and there is a really weird statue of a coyote reading a candy wrapper in front.  He might get cold when it snows... maybe some little mitts to keep his hand warm?  we shall see... I've only got a million projects going or in the works. 

Thanks for sharing your idea and I'm excited to see as well!   
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2008 07:39:19 AM »

oh, wow! how come no one has told me about this earlier! Every year my family goes to williamsburg and theres a statue of thomas jefferson there. I think he needs and pair of earwarmers and maybe a nice wristband. . .
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2008 07:50:51 AM »

I cant' wait to see pics of these!
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2008 02:59:02 PM »

Updates!
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