Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Yarn Good Bomb

I was in SoHo yesterday and finally got to see this great crocheted yarn bomb in person.  I've seen photos of it on Flickr and Ravelry but I found myself in the neighborhood and decided to check it out for myself.  It's a real head turner to pretty much everyone who walks by...


Here, let's get a little closer...


So bright and colorful.  Great stuff, huh?  It's on the east side Greene Street, just north of Canal if you are in the area and want to check it out.  It's in front of a cool Swedish jeans and clothing store called Acne (yeah, strange name for a store, but it stands for "Ambition to Create Novel Expressions").  I love the creativity of this bicycle!

20 comments:

R Montalban said...

That's great.

justine said...

wow that's fantastic, there is someone doing something similar here in Whitstable in Kent

Krystal said...

very cool, awesome that you took pics of it!

photoknitdog said...

I've seen this bike too... I love how bright and cheery it is! And my favorite part is the pooling on the wheels... the purple splotch looks like a man wearing a jacket jumping in the air! :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Wow that's incredible...I've never seen anything like it!

Robyn said...

It really is wonderful and how lucky are you to see it in the flesh!

It's crochet... which is something I am yet to master.... so far I've found it to just be frustrating as often things are when you first attempt them.

She really does do some very cool stuff.

ELK said...

that is art ..in bright and fun texture..no one takes it?! i like that

Clare B said...

This is great - some of the best knitting/crochet grafftti I've seen I think.

Lala's Pequenos said...

I love NY. That is really inspiring!

L. Eleana Johnson said...

I've never heard the expression "yarn bomb" before. This is so creative. I tried crocheting when I was younger. Thanks for always sharing new things, great pics!

Happy Friday!

Tracy said...

That's awesome! And the bike works, right? I mean it looks like you could pedal it and such.

viewfromdownhere said...

Oh wow! That is so flippin' cool! I love it!

I'm here from BF FF :)

natty. said...

Wow. That's insane. I can't imagine how long it took to make that!

P.Y.T. said...

Yet another reason why I absolutely love being from NYC. Its incredible how you can just walk around the streets and see things like this. So inspiring and uplifting really. Its such an expressive city...you really never know what you'll see when you turn the corner!

Mothers' Hideaway said...

That is absolutely awesome. How cool! Who would have thought about doing that??

Virginia said...

That's awesome. Also a fabulous photo.

I haven't seen that bike, only the other one that is a little old. Also in Soho. Somewhere.

classycareergirl said...

Wow! Wish I could see that in person!! I wonder how long it took to make?

Stopping by from blogfrog.

Jersey Diva Mom said...

The yarn bombs are the coolest things! No city like NY ; )

Jamie said...

Awesome!

katlupe said...

Wow! I never saw anything like that before.