Saturday, June 9, 2012

International Yarn Bombing Day 2012

Today marks the second annual International Yarn Bombing Day! Knitters, crocheters and fiber artists from around the world celebrate knit graffiti by going out and decorating a public space. See what we did last year for IYBD.

This year we did three things, we yarn bombed the Acorn Park Little Free Library, the office of the Eugene Saturday Market and our downtown public library.

First up, Eugene is finally getting their first Little Free Library at Acorn Park. This is so exciting. I love it when neighborhoods get together and create something wonderful. Their grand opening is tomorrow so we decorated their fence with little knit and crocheted flowers.

Then we head to downtown Eugene to the office of the Saturday Market. We recently found out that the last door cozy we made for them had disappeared so it was time for a new one! I made them a bouquet of red roses.

Lastly, we had made nearly 75 little trinkets and hid them throughout the shelves and books in the downtown public library. A little like geo-caching, a little like an Easter egg hunt. We hoped that patrons searching for that perfect book would randomly stumble across our little tokens of love. Some were hidden with specific intent, some were just hidden in random areas. If you find one, please keep it but let us know! We'd love to hear what you found.

You can view more photos on our flickr page, and keep in contact with us through facebook.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Eugene Storefront Art Project is a great organization here in Eugene and Springfield.  From their site, they're mission statement:

-To place short term exhibits in empty Lane County storefronts while beautifying downtown areas and allowing artists a unique canvas.

-To promote new art and improving the quality of life while creating an artistic environment and making vacant properties more desirable.

- To facilitate happenings and events in vacant storefronts, urban spaces and community oriented businesses featuring the work of artists in different media, such as visual art, performance and music.

-To develop ways to use empty buildings as a temporary studio space available to artists until rented.

So when ESAP asked us to be a part of a installation theme Color Hungry, we jumped at the chance.  We were inspired by the color in Alice in Wonderland and thought a tea party would look great.  We knitted and crocheted blankets, doilies, fruit, flowers, edibles, vases and chairs!  Most pieces are for sale, if interested please contact us at knittingknotty at

Our installation is currently up at 402 Main St., Springfield, Oregon if you have a chance to stop by and view it for yourself.

Please visit ESAP on facebook to keep up to date on more artist projects and see photos of the other Color Hungry installations.

You can view more Eugene Knotty Knitters photos on our flickr.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

You're Invited

You're invited to our annual holiday party!  We ask that you bring a homemade/handmade gift and something to eat or drink to share.  It's a lot of fun- we swap presents, play games, knit and laugh.  Join us on Friday, December 16th at 6:30pm.  Please email us at to RSVP and get directions.

Photos from our past holiday parties:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Woolly Walk Along

photo by Knitty Graffity

In July we told you about monsters we had knitted as part of a global yarn bombing project The Woolly Walk Along in Auckland, New Zealand.  This past weekend Knitty Graffity installed all the pieces.  It looks amazing.  It is very exciting to be a part of something so huge.  So global.  Please visit Knitty Graffitys blog to see other creative knit pieces that were included.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Eugene Celebration 2011

This time of year is The Knotty Knitters anniversary.  Last year we celebrated being one by yarn bombing parking meters just outside the Eugene Celebration.  This year we decided to march in the parade!  

 We gathered a bunch of donated sweaters to create what we call The Scarf of Doom or Octoscarf.  

And we used the leftovers sweater scraps to make our banner!

We also yarn bombed the parade goers while marching.

We had so much fun.

We also won an award!  Runner up for Judge's Choice!  We're so honored and thrilled to be supported by Eugene.  View more photos on our flickr.  See more on our facebook page.  Are you a knitter on Ravelry?  Follow our projects there.  Got photos to share?  Send them to

Friday, July 29, 2011

Monster Mania

A few months back, Knitty Graffity asked The Knotty Knitters if we would participate in something she calls The Wooly Walk Along. The Rugby World Cup is coming to Auckland, New Zealand in September and she had the idea to create an outdoor yarn bombing exhibition for the visitors. Please visit her blog to see all the beautiful pieces created and sent from all over the world!

The Knotty Knitters chose to knit monsters for our piece! We are honored and excited to be a part of something so global. Can't wait to see photos of the installation!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Calling All Sweaters!

The Knotty Knitters need your help! We're embarking on a project and we need lots of second-hand sweaters. Were you just thinking of giving your old winter sweaters away to a thrift store? Give them to us instead! Wool, cotton, acrylic, hand knit, store bought, any color, any size!! Or please donate some money so we can head to the thrifty and buy some.

You can email us at with any questions or details. Thank you!