Show Notes
CraftSanity Episode 10: Knit Graffiti with the Knittas
Tag, you’re knIT.

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It may just be a matter of time before you pass a car on the highway with a stockinette stitch antenna cozy, spot a street sign with a striped pole, or wander past a tree sporting a trunk warmer growing in a neighborhood near you.

On this episode of CraftSanity, we’re going to hear from the women responsible for this latest street art trend. They’re working moms who moonlight as gangsta graffiti knitters. AKrylik, 35, and PolyCotN, 32, are the founders of Knitta, Please!, a 10-member crew of yarn and needle-toting graffiti artists who are tagging the streets of Houston, Texas with vibrant knitted art. They’ll tag just about anything from beer bottles and door handles to telephone poles, street lamps and super tall statutes.

So go grab some of that cheap acrylic yarn that’s taking up precious space in your stash, and knit a stripy rectangle during the show. Stitch a little freestyle as you listen to this tale of two gansta knitters and their crafty crew. By the end, you might be inspired to form a crew of your own and take your knitting to the streets.

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Photos used courtesy of the Knitta's & Debora Smail.

Check out AKrylik's recipe for graffiti knitting success.

CONTEST INFO:
Enter to win a copy of Leigh Radford's new book: “One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet”

Next week's interview is with Radford, a graphic artist and knitwear designer and the folks at Interweave Press have agreed to give away a copy of Leigh’s new book, to one lucky CraftSanity listener. The book is packed with projects that can be created with just a single skein of yarn. To take the theme of Leigh’s book one step further, I’m collecting short how-to’s and photos of projects you’ve made with the little bits of yarn that are left over after the big knitting projects are done.

If you’re anything like me you have a stash of yarn and then a mini-stash of left-over yarn. What do you do when you have less than a skein left and there’s too little to knit a scarf, but too much to dump in the trash?

To enter the contest e-mail photos and project ideas of what you’ve done with those little bits of left over yarn to Jennifer@craftsanity.com. Please include your name, and mailing address so I know where to send the book if you win. I’ll post photos and project ideas on the website. The deadline to enter is noon Saturday, April 8. So, if you haven’t made anything out of your leftover yarn yet, there’s time to whip something up and take a picture. Good luck everyone!


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