Artist Denise Lichfield aka grrl+dog is a 'guerrilla knitter'. For those not familiar with this term, The Sydney Morning Herald did a feature story on Denise earlier this month and it gives some good background information on this form of street art.
Denise is encouraging other crafters to join a global knit up project to culminate on 23 February. Visit her blog post and show your interest if you want to join in.
The good news is that even if you don’t knit but do other craft work you can also take part. Here’s a little piece that showed up mysteriously this morning in Oxford Street Bulimba Brisbane just around the corner from me. A few leather punched butterflies sit on this light pole in front of the ferry terminal.
If you’re wanting to do a bit of street art in camouflage consider this hat from Shazzas Knits.
Or if you prefer get some of these eye catching custom made stripey socks from Space Frog another knitting addict. "My kids have been known to ask what I'm knitting for dinner" says Space Frog.
And why not do your knitting in style with these hand cast resin needles from On The Needle. They’re a little heavier than plastic needles so they could come in handy for any necessary self protection.
Add a bit more bling with trinket from Liana Kabel. Liana explains her preferred art medium, "..with a Tupperware Lady mother and a Jeweller father what else was I going to be but a jeweller obsessed with plastic!"
And if you've had problems with your knitting in the past, take heart from this video; you're not alone.