Friday, May 22, 2009

The Tit Knaggers

Last weekend I met up with a couple of knitters keen to get into the graffiti thang. Later that night I was forced to pike but they made it out to show some knit.

Newtown gets some more knitting lurve

The Kninja in action - Upper Hutt's first tag!

Heart by day
For the road workers

Paraparaumu is graced by knitty goodness

Can't wait to see more graffiti knit by the Tit Knaggers. Yusssss.
(And how much does their name rock? aaaahahahaha.)

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Just when you think things are looking up (re: It will all be OK)...

Council worker removing Cuba St knitting installation

The knitting kid's equivalent of buffing, I guess.

Thanks PNTR for snapping this.

A new lease of life!

Wish I could say the same for the land. Still unused.

Thanks to whoever fixed up the "It will all be OK" message. I love that someone else has taken it upon themselves to keep it alive. Yay for community art.

will all be OK.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Woolly taggers

YUSSSS! A fellow NZ group.

A woollen "tag" left on a Tauranga park bench by someone calling themselves The Woolly Taggers to make a comment of the case of south Auckland youth, Pihema Cameron, who was killed by a property owner last year for tagging a fence. Several of the knitted sleeves have appeared on the armrests of park benches recently. 27 April 2009 New Zealand Herald Photograph by Alan Gibson.
From here
What I find exceptionally cool about this particular group is their social commentary. It's something I am extremely interested in but haven't found a way to do it that is easily communicable through knitting and without resorting to using words or images. Perhaps it is unavoidable.

They also got RadioNZ talking - second to last segment on that show.

Good stuff Woolly Taggers! I look forward to more of your stuff appearing around the place.

And if anyone else know of any active groups in NZ, could you please forward me some details? Thanks!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Errrr... so these are actually my contribution to the Unite for Mother's campaign. But then they got ~3,000 squares so I decide to raise awareness of HIV by tagging a tree and a pole and then directing you to an awesome blog on all things sex and HIV etc.

People's Coffee - Garrett St, Te Aro, Wellington
Defreakinglicious coffee.

Glover Park tree

Downpipe on Riddiford - Newtown, Wellington
The guy from the chinese restaurant and the guy from the indian restaurant both watched me tag the down pipe. They looked more curious than anything so I am hoping like heck they didn't mind.

View down Riddiford toward hospital

Oslo gets knitted