The Knitty Gritty Committee is the one and only Hartford yarn bombing chapter. Our influences came from Houston's Knitta, and they deserve credit for the concept.
Yarn bombing is a type of street art which employs colorful displays of hand-made textiles placed in an urban landscape. Like most graffiti, yarn bombing isn't about destruction, but bringing art, personality and beauty to sterile environments. This opportunity allows us to make a statement against hard, cold, masculine culture by taking a widely-viewed warm and cozy feminine past-time to the streets. Perhaps we'll even bring some "mother" nature to Hartford.
Our targets include many objects in need of sweaters: trees, lamp posts, fire hydrants, fences, benches, monuments, statues, railings, and other urban objects.
All are welcome - male/female, crocheter/knitter.
Even if you don't know how to knit, all you need is a willingness to learn. We also appreciate scrap yarn donations for those unable to participate in the stitching process.
For those worried about the loss or damage of a finely knit product - don't fret. Think of it as a public service or arts donation. Odds are you'll make someone's day, and if a bum comes and rips it down they'll at least be warm for the night.