Thursday, January 12, 2006

Houston, Texas Cries Out ‘Knitta Please’

HOUSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It may sound like a yarn, but the city of Houston is getting tagged by a bunch of graffiti knitters.

They’re called the Knitta Crew, and one of the leaders who goes by the name “AKrylik” says no stop sign pole, door handle, car antenna or tree is safe from being “tagged” with a knitted cozy.

In addition to colorfully knitted pieces, Akrylik says the Crew leaves behind a paper tag with the group’s slogan – “Knitta Please” – and individual signatures on the back.

She says one Crew member, WoolFool, adds her own wooden buttons with her name stamped on them because “she’s the most Martha-esque.”

There are about a dozen people in the Crew, including an honorary member called GrannySQ, who doesn’t go out tagging because, well, she’s a granny.

AKrylik says the biggest “bomb” they’ve done so far is covering all the lampposts on a local bridge with six-foot- tall fluorescent pink cozies.

The Knitta Crew’s mission, according to AKrylik, is to take street art and make it “a little more warm and fuzzy.”

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