Oh good grief. The goddamn New York Times has an article about “yarn-bombing,” aka “graffiti knitting,” aka that annoying “movement” I ranted about two years ago. I thought it had jumped the shark back then, but here we are still taking about it in the most famous newspaper in the world. VOMIT. I also like how a “movement” that is supposedly so DIY and subversive and anti-consumerist is now being officially sponsored by Toyota and Smart Car. The founder of the movement has quit her job to make a full-time career out of this. She doesn’t even knit the stuff by hand anymore; she has five assistants and uses looms. I guess this gives me yet another reason for not taking part in any “yarn-bombing” projects: they get sold as some sort of community-minded art project, when in reality you’re just helping promote somebody’s made-up trend that’s now used to sell cars and surfboards.
Yarn-bombing in the NYT