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HOOKA, PLEASE!

Door handles? Crocheters have done that for ages, expecially those funky Santa Clauses at Christmastime. Okay, so to date we might not have been quite as creative or daring as Knitta, Please, but it is not too late to start! I call it HOOKA, PLEASE! Knitta began in August 2005, when the soon-to-be-Knittas were discussing their frustration over unfinished knitting projects: half-knitted sweaters and balls of yarn gathering dust. That afternoon, they knit their first door handle. Then it dawned on them… a tag crew of knitters, bombing the inner city with vibrant, stitched works of art, wrapped around everything from beer bottles on easy nights to public monuments and utility poles on more ambitious outings. With a mix of clandestine moves and gangsta rap — Knitta was born! Today, Knitta is a group of ladies of all ages, nationalities, and… gender. Why not JOIN ME by creating beautiful and colorful yarn graffiti to spruce up your community and bring attention to the versatility of crochet? I think I will create pasties for a fire plug, in the dark of the night, of course, for my next project!
June 2010-Yarn Biombing at Mayo Clinic. Got to have some humor somehow!


The fencepost cover I created back in the summer continues to keep my fencepost warm this snowy, cold Chicago
Winter!


The Cover-up Continues...





And leaves burst forth.....
and a flower too.....FINISHED


Winter Came.....and my mail box needed a hat!










Spring is here and the tulips have added some much needed and fresh color to the fencepost corner! The "wrap" I gave the post has weathered the hot sun of Summer, the flying leaves of Fall and the wintery blast of cold, sleet and snow we come to expect here in Chicago. I may have to take it off soon; it is fading fast and has has served its purpose and added some interest to my corner and drawn some attention from passers by and given them something to ponder. A little girl and her mother strolled by and the girl got out of the stroller to touch the flowers. The neighbors confirmed what they long suspected: i'm a little "loopy." What next? Hmmmmm!

Comments

Ellen Gormley said…
Fantastic Gwen! Thanks for all the posts on this page! so interesting and inspiring, validating and fun. Great work!
Anonymous said…
Oh, Gwen, this is fantastic! I could start in my own back yard - even tho I rent, I think my landlord would luv it.
Dorothy Schmidt
Victory said…
This is super cool! It makes me sad that I have one of those community mailboxes :(. I found your blog from ravelry--you have inspired me to crochet a couple of rocks, and maybe a few other things, too.

Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful pole cozies! Way to go.

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