Yarnstorm the Second: The Yarnstorming of Covent Garden

23 Jun

Covent Garden in the tourist-clogged heart of the city. The Yarn Corps has been eyeing this cobbled canvas for a while now, and Worldwide Knit in Public Day practically screamed for a bit of subversive stitching where the city could see it. After all if you’re going to thrust the woolly face of the knit into the public eye you may as well do it where as many people as possible can wonder at it.

Four members of the Yarn Corps converged in the corner of one of London’s oldest market squares, where Roman knitters once stitched their stolas and togaed stallholders touted their wares, and brought the yarnstorm to a humble wooden barrier  as the tourists flowed by.

Cobbles and a cosy crime

Cobbles and a cosy crime

London barely batted an eyelash as the whirlwind of wool flew around the barrier, sprouting yarn-scented blooms as it went.

Bloomin knitting

Bloomin' knitting

We also had the pleasure of having this historic step in the direction of yarnstorming first the city, then the world, recorded by  the lovely folks from BBC News.

A happy handstitched barrier beamed in the late afternoon sunshine of a slightly confused and bemused Covent Garden. The Yarn Corps snuck away from the scene of the cosy crime and disappeared to stitch in the shadows once more.

Halt! Yarn crossing

Halt! Yarn crossing

Youve been yarnstormed

You've been yarnstormed

The campaign to knit the city has well and truly begun.


4 Responses to “Yarnstorm the Second: The Yarnstorming of Covent Garden”

  1. thepurplepurler June 24, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    Fucking legendary! My ladies did me proud!

  2. heather June 28, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    brilliant! knit long and prosper!


  1. Arts and Craft/ Craft and Arts « Handmade Handsome - June 29, 2009

    […] and then knitting 4 scarves in a row, there are some more advanced knitters who do things such as knit storming or knit bombing. It is akin to grafitti, which has snuck up on the art world and innocent commuters […]

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