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SuzukiBeane33
« on: October 15, 2008 06:59:07 AM »

While walking home from the park on one of the beautiful autumn days, I looked over, and saw my first anonymous knit graffiti piece in Baltimore!  So exciting.  (as some of you may know, I've put up a few pieces myself- search "knit mouse dilemma" to see what I mean...)  It was funny because I ran into a friend who said, "hey, I saw your knit cozy on that sign in the park," and I told him it wasn't even mine!  Of course, I had to put something up there just to say hello to that other awesome crafter and to tell them that there are others of their kind out there!   So here's what I did:

(You can see the bottom of their piece in the top of the frame)


And here's a detail of the flowers:
 

I tried to get a picture of both our pieces, but I changed my flash setting and it came out bad  Undecided

Update: my brother Jake was kind enough to photoshop the pic for me- now you can see everything much better!




Yay for hidden surprises and underground crafting!
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008 07:03:03 AM »

i love this. i have wanted to do this in baltimore. i work downtown and i think it would be cool to see some around here near the harbor. just so many cops and the downtown partnership and what not.

i would love to meet some other craftsters from this area.

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008 07:08:06 AM »

That is so fantastic! I miss Baltimore :\ Now I DEFINITELY have to go back to hunt down the knit graffiti! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008 07:40:49 AM »

Is this by Wyman Park?

Your piece is beautiful! The flowers are very sweet and it's nice to see people encouraging a softer look at baltimore.
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thereissomuch
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008 03:52:34 PM »

This is so nice!  I've really been wanting to put some knit graffiti up around my campus and you may just be my inspiration to get started!  The flowers are an especially nice touch.
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All this and more at there is so much
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008 10:44:26 PM »

I love this! I just wanted to say that I love the use of the phrase "Underground crafting." It sounds kinda like in the books "Left behind," with their underground christianity. Cracked me up. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008 04:50:16 PM »

I love your 'graffiti' Smiley  I've never been to Baltimore but now I want to visit just to keep an eye out for it lol

After seeing your knit graffiti and looking up that book (The Guerilla Art Kit) online and seeing a sample of it I'm inspired! Thank you for sharing!
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SuzukiBeane33
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008 07:24:26 AM »

Hi Everyone, I'm so happy to see some Baltimore love!  Yup, this is in Wyman Park, near the baseball diamond.  Have any of you Charm City ladies been to the Atomic Knit Nite at Golden West, or to Lovely Yarns? (Both in Hampden).  Perhaps there should be some kind of knit graffiti night there.  I'd like to meet other crafters with a "street art" aesthetic in Baltimore too.


p.s. just want to add a little note here that I am not affiliated with the "Guerilla Art Kit," and that this is an originally designed piece. 
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ronillebest
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008 07:47:00 AM »

This is so pretty. Just like all knitting graffiti. ^^
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2008 10:07:36 AM »

I love this. I really must knit some graffiti for my college.
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