Sunday, August 29, 2010

Eugene Celebration Yarn Bomb

Knitting is Knotty's one year anniversary landed on the end of August. The Eugene Celebration was the same weekend. We were also due for another yarn bombing. Coincidence or the stars lining up in our favor?
We had decided that as a celebration, we would change venues for the night. Instead of our usual haunt, The Divine Cupcake, we would meet at Eugene City Brewery. Known for their Rogue beer and good food we also knew it was big enough to house us all and had good enough light to knit.

We also decided to do another yarn bombing. Our last bombing took place on April Fools Day. We knitted little things here and there along Willamette Street. We had a blast, but most of our tags were gone the very next day. We were pissed!! The ones that did last longer than a few hours barely made it a week. Was it people who wanted them and removed them? Was it the city? We're not sure. Regardless, we knew we wanted to do it again.

When we talked about another bombing, we decided to make a larger, more visual striking installation. Maybe the reason the last tags got taken so quickly is because they looked like random pieces of knit. If we created a more uniform bomb, would it look more like art? We all decided to knit the meters cozies along 8th street. It was so much fun! We had 9 people participating and 13 cozies. All as unique as the person who created it.

We also made a cozy for the Eugene Saturday Market's office door handle. We had tagged their door during the last bombing and they loved it. It was also incidentally the knitted piece that stayed the longest. So this time, to make it special, we all made a flower and attached a corsage or bouquet to their door. I hear they are thrilled about their new one and their neighbors are green with envy.

We installed them Thursday night, and as of today, Sunday they're still there! All of them! We've seen people take pictures of them, we've heard people talk about them. Success!! I definitely think we're on to something here and I think we're all ready to start planning the next bomb. You can see all of our meter cozies on our flickr page.


  1. Hi...

    I am a photography student in eugene. Could I please document your next bomb. I absolutely love this form of art and i think it is really amazing and inspiring that you are doing this in eugene!

  2. Your fish cozy was still in situ as of October 16th when I visited the Farmers' Market - it is totally awesome - what a generous gift!