A recent topic around town has been yarn bombing with the upcoming release of Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain’s new book, Yarn Bombing: The Art of Knit and Crochet Graffiti from Arsenal Pulp Press. Well I was lucky enough to see my first real life yarn bombing in Vancouver the other day. We were walking along Davie Street, and saw a knitted fence cozy at the Davie Village Community Garden on Davie and Burrard.
There was even a tag by the creators: mis-stitch.blogspot.com, whose blog reads: “Betty Purl and Ginny Hooky Ho are Mis-stitch; contributing to global warming and fuzzy feelings one stitch at a time.”
ETA: I was recently emailed (June 2013) by the original yarn bomber of this installation: Jessica @womanundone.com. She states that several people (including mis-stitch) added to her long installation at the Davie Street Community Garden.
Speaking of yarn bombing and the book by Mandy Moore and Leanne Prain: they will be having their book launch tonight at local yarn shop, Three Bags Full. They will also be appearing at The Word On The Street, Vancouver’s Book & Magazine Festival. This is a free event and several knitting groups are encouraging a KIP (knit in public) during their event at 1:00pm. Visit the Word On The Street Vancouver website for more details.