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Maybe we fiber bloggers should take a stand and shake things up a big. We need to work on our PR - kick the granny thing. . . . make things more sexy and edgy. You know? Like . . . like being featured in a tampon advertisement. Ok. So maybe not tampons, but that's how I found out about this cool cat. She does amazing work.
This is Jesse Hemmons. She is a gangsta yarn-bomber.
“Street art and graffiti are usually so male dominated,” Ms. Hemmons said. “Yarn bombing is more feminine. It’s like graffiti with grandma sweaters.”
Yarn bombing takes that most matronly craft (knitting) and that most maternal of gestures (wrapping something cold in a warm blanket) and transfers it to the concrete and steel wilds of the urban streetscape. Hydrants, lampposts, mailboxes, bicycles, cars — even objects as big as buses and bridges — have all been bombed in recent years, ever so softly and usually at night. - from an article in The New York Times
If you want to check out this wowser yarn bomber, you can see her website at ishknits.com. It's worth a look. She will inspire you to run out to Ragstock and buy up a bunch of sweaters so you can start yarn-bombing your town.
And regarding that cute pillow up there: I made it from some funky cheap acrylic yarn and two, even cheaper, IKEA pillows stacked together to make one big fabulous couch throw.