Knit Graffiti in Oberursel

Among the new-to-me things I noticed in Oberursel yesterday was also this display of Knit Graffiti. Three big pillars have been wrapped in knitting and it is quite decorative.

As this is part of a yarn shop in the Rathausstrasse (next to city hall), the Knit Graffiti is an innovative way to advertise.

Knit Graffiti in Oberursel

The shop needs to advertise – we could not even find its name on the store front!

The internet was more helpful: Wollladen Wolllaus (wool store wool louse)  Rathausplatz 6

Unfortunately, my own Knit Graffiti, wrapped around a lantern post, had been cut down this summer. It was a fairly small piece of knitting, but probably did not adhere to German sidewalk regulations.


KnitaHug in Boscombe

Number four and five KnitaHug have gone up… and I am still footloose in the U.K.

This one went up at Honeycombe Beach between pole 208 and 209.

This one was fairly easy to attach while going unnoticed. I attached this on the windy side of the pier with hardly anyone passing by in broad daylight.

This is so much fun!


Knit Graffiti in Bournemouth

Knit a Hug #2 was put up at Bournemouth Pier in full view of everyone. The pier was quite busy with people waiting for the land train which shuttles tourists back and forth between Bournemouth and Boscombe Bay.

Knit a Hug at Bournemouth Pier

Watched the land train conductor and his assistant inspect this little addition to the pole.

When we passed the pole this afternoon,  it was still hanging there.

Knit Graffiti in Boscombe Bay

Well, I did it! I put up my first knit graffiti in Boscombe Bay. Again, it was a lot of fun putting it up, especially once you learn to ignore the onlookers.

The pieces themselves are knitted, but each piece is attached by crocheting the ends together.

This one I put up right outside our vacation home. There is not much foot traffic, but it is still hanging there.

Knit a Hug in Boscombe Bay

The label I use is Knit a Hug. So if you see my little works of knit graffiti, drop me a note.

True to the colors of the British flag, all pieces are done in red, white, and blue.

Knit Graffiti in Germany

Through a friend of mine, who had just returned from a trip to New York in April, I learned about knit graffiti. After seeing her photos (some of them are on my other blog BeuteBayern), I got really inspired to try my hands at this. Just knitting something I would have found too boring, but putting it up secretly caught my full attention.

I had not held knitting needles in my hands for the past 10 years, but I was able to locate some old yarn and found my box of needles again as well.

This evening, I went out and attached my first piece of knit graffiti. Knitting it was fun, but attaching it to the lamp post was even more fun. We have so many dog walkers in our neighborhood and I had to crochet the piece together very quickly as not to draw so much attention. Felt a bit like committing a crime, but it is legal (supposedly).

Knit Graffiti in Oberursel - legal

I wonder how long it will stay up before one of the neighbors will cut it down.

This was so much fun!

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