Friday, March 6, 2009

News and stuff

There's been a bit of press around knit graffiti of late, thanks to the pending release of 'Yarnbombing' the book.

Here is the grumpy reaction of one knitter to the original story in the Vancouver Sun.

OutdoorKnit has had criticism of its own - we had someone suggest on our flikr site that our time would be better spent sewing up dolls to send to Africa for children in need.

Yikes.

stiX and I had a great old rant about this issue when we were putting up 'It will all be ok'. I won't get all ranty here because I like to keep the knit positive, but one of the best things about what we do is that, more often than not, it makes strangers smile. For some reason people feel completely at ease approaching us when we're putting our tags up - something i suspect wouldn't be the case if we had spraycans in our hands. 

In other news - we got linked from The Guardian. Oooer! 

Rayna requested more pics of 'It will all be ok' - you can see them on our flikr site

xx Knitsch

3 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

I find some of the negative opinions astonishing in their ignorance and judgmental attitude. I am wish you, it makes people smile and that is what really counts, the others can go suck a lemon.

JafaBrit's Art said...

ps. congrats on the Guardian link woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!

styler said...

this world needs fun
outoorknit is fun

it's also creative and art

i can't imagine that person walks up to everyone who submits a creations to the world of wearable arts that they should stop making those beautiful art works and make clothes for children in africa