Yarn It!

12/21/2008

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We’re obviously a society in need of some security.  And when things get as bad as they are out there, the basic comforts of a soft sweater, a hot cup of tea, and a dog on your lap can make all the difference.

I like to contextualize things, so I’m gonna say that’s what the current knit-mania is about – giving us a little Linus blanket when everything feels so scary.  Take the Masquerade knitting collective that is covering half of Stockholm’s infrastructure in “custom” sweaters… or the crochet-covered bus driving around Mexico City created by the awesomely named collective Knitta Please!  Fashion’s pied pipers Commes des Garçons and Colette are even knitting it up.  CDG  just did a line with couldn’t-be-knittier Arne & Carlos.  And, as Matt informed me when he was in Paris doing his show at Colette with ESPO, knitting team Wool & The Gang was installing a knit “winter chalet” complete with looped fireplace and all.  

Well, I have been known to knit a mean muffler.  I may have to bust out my number 9’s.

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2 Responses to “Yarn It!”

  1. abrandnewcolony Says:

    I love these pictures! They really get your imagination going when it comes to crafting 😀

  2. abrandnewcolony Says:

    I love these pictures! They really get your imagination going when it comes to crafting 😀


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