Kilroy Was Here

Wikipedia says it best:

Yarn bombingyarnbombingyarnstormingguerrilla knittingurban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk.

Hence, the appropriateness of putting a giant knitted Kilroy, symbolic graffiti dude, on a pole on Götgatan, near the Slussen T-bana entrance.

Slightly battered a few weeks after it got "posted" on Södermalm, this Kilroy used to be a bit more flag-like, but its wire frame got bent. Nice colors.

Stickers and stick-made cloth on a pole near Drottninggatan.

I’ve been keeping an eye out for other yarn graffiti, but the sightings have been few.  In the process, however, I did spy some super-cool mittens on a fellow Metro rider.

Origins: Estonia. Rediscovered in the wearer's mom's attic, after nearly 40 years.

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2 Responses to Kilroy Was Here

  1. Lila says:

    Those are beautiful mittens! Is that a fringe of loops at their base? I love the bright colors.

    The new(ish) yarn store in Dupont did a yarn bombing around the neighborhood on Valentine’s Day. It seemed a little half-hearted — they should have kept it geographically tighter and it would have been more impressive.

    • zurichsee says:

      Yes! It is a fringe. I almost offered to buy them on the spot, but their sentimental value was too great, I’m betting.

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