Speaking of public art, Knit graffiti isn't just for the shadowy yarn anarchists of Knitta anymore. The town of Yellow Springs, Ohio has gone cuckoo for adorning their trees with yarn. Residents of the town have embraced knit graffiti in a big way, covering the town's "knitknot" tree in knit panels filled with in-jokes and family artifacts. Things in Yellow Springs aren't all peaches and cream, though:
The tree is vulnerable to the raised legs of passing pooches. Because of that, the panels of yarn don't extend all the way to ground level.
As the panels spread up the trunk, the knitters had to follow, first standing on a chair, then a three-step ladder, a 6-foot ladder and finally an 8-foot ladder. They finally decided they had gone high enough after someone suggested scaffolding and village officials began to worry about someone falling.
Today it's scaffolding, tomorrow a scissor lift....pretty soon the bulk of the town's budget is going to be sunk into tree cozies. Garbage pick-up will be abandoned, the streets will crack into rubble and all landscaping will ceased. The trees will look beautiful, though! The cozies are set to come down on Arbor Day, but now residents of the town aren't so sure. The cozies are so well-liked that residents will certainly be fighting city hall to keep them up.
LINK thanks, Jennifer!