Don’t be alarmed, it’s only yarn.

Many knitters out there have heard of Knitta, the renegade group of knitters that started the knitted graffiti craze and have carried it to cities all over the world.   Oh, you haven’t heard?  Well, check it out.  This knitted bus is one of my all-time favorites.  Well Fayetteville’s local Stitch n’ Bitch group and our lovely local yarn store, Hand Held, decided that our fair city needs some knitted graffiti of its own, so Fayetteville, you’ve been yarn bombed.

Yes, this is probably supposed to be completely anonymous, but I couldn’t resist taking some pictures of ladies in action.

And of course, there is a ransom note:

asking the City of Fayetteville to donate the squares to the animal shelter for use as cage blankets once they tire of looking at the colorful fibers.

Tonight in Fayetteville is also First Thursday, which means lots of art, music, film, and a new beer garden.  If you’re interested, you can find more complete details here.  Stop by Hand Held to see some lovely knitted work.  Hope to see your lovely faces!

12 thoughts on “Don’t be alarmed, it’s only yarn.

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  3. Oh my god, I’ve never seen the school bus before! it’s so so incredible!!! I love yarn graffiti. Some’s been showing up in Portland recently. I need to get in on the action.

  4. Sad to report that the knitted bus is no longer there. Well, the bus is, but the knitting has been removed. I don´t know why, or what happened to it.

    It is/was near my house in Mexico City.

  5. Love the idea of the pieces being used for animal shelters, alas ours are up so long they are not able to be used.

    What a shame the knitted bus isn’t still up, it was magnificent.

    Enjoyed seeing your pics.

  6. knitta is so interesting and a little funny! thanks for capturing it in progress, they look like they’re so full of glee spreading their “graffiti” :) … thanks also for the follow on twitter. i’m always happy to meet new knitting folk. i’m on ravelry too if you’re ever there… same username.

    off to float around your site a little …

    ~ ana

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