A few months ago I saw a picture of street artist Mark Jenkins' stop sign flower in Washington D.C. I liked the way it looked and wanted to do something similar myself.
Then I saw the Wall St. Bull covered in yarn and learned about yarnbombing.
So, I combined the two!
I found a good leaf pattern, got some yarn, and started knitting my own Mark Jenkins inspired yarnbomb.
I've had two new stop sign flowers bloom on my street this week. I LOVE them! They make me smile each time I pass them.
I'm glad to hear that! What a great way to start the day! Find your flowers on the map and put comments there, too!
I'm absolutely delighted that my leaf pattern from LJ is in your awesome yarn-bombing project! These knitted stop sign cozies are really beautiful.
...and synchronicity is totally blowing my mind right now... My best friend of over 20 years is the SISTER of your original project inspiration, Mark Jenkins!!! I kid you not! Can't wait to tell her at lunch today.
Cynthia (aka: Crafty Galore/Cyntergomes on Live Journal)
That is so cool! Can't believe the connection there!
The picture here is of the first one I put up. I started using a better method without so much wire.
Hopefully the kickstarter project will fund http://tinyurl.com/stopsigns and your pattern will get spread a little bit further! (Just a few days left!)
Hello. I live on Mt. Albertine and would like to see the STOP signs on Mt Albertine and Mt Aguilar dressed up. I am a crochet and knitter so would be interested in contributing by crochet and knitting. Have you checked with the City to see if this is permitted? Perhaps it would be a good idea so they wont have to be removed after they are installed by the artisans
Thanks for your offer to help knit! If the funding is successful I will contact you when we get the material!
Spread the link http://tinyurl.com/stopsigns, so that we can make this happen. Only 4 days left!
Also, it's easier to get forgiveness than permission. :)
The first few I installed have stayed up for over 6 months. So I think they will be there long enough to make it worthwhile.
I live on the street of your first flower. What a pleasant surprise it gave me the first morning I saw it. I had a smile on my face, all the way to work. I love it!
This is a great community beautification project.
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