Look out! That’s a yarn bomb!

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Yarn bombing is an urban art form sweeping the knitting world.  Showing up in metro areas around the globe on: lamp posts, statues, buildings, bicycles and more.  If it stays put too long, it could get bombed.

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From crocheted cars to potholes repaired with colorful bursts of yarn, guerilla knitting has become a daily sighting on the streets and all over the web. The yarn graffiti movement has reached worldwide proportions, with clever crafters all over the globe embellishing their local towns and cities.

Maybe this is the solution to all those potholes on Indian roads!

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A crochet cover for your car

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A few handy women who decided that street art and graffiti are male dominated took matters into their own hands with yarn bombing.

Yarn bombing takes that most matronly craft (knitting) and that most maternal of gestures (wrapping something cold in a warm blanket) and transfers it to the concrete and steel wilds of the urban streetscape. Hydrants, lampposts, mailboxes, bicycles, cars — even objects as big as buses and bridges — have all been bombed in recent years, ever so softly and usually at night.

There is even an International Yarn Bombing Day (June 11, 2011).

It is a global phenomenon, with yarn bombers taking their brightly colored fuzzy work to Europe, Asia and beyond.

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Did you spot a yarn bomb in India, yet? Why don’t you yarn bomb your neighborhood? Add a little color and spark a movement!

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