Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Taggers Make Brooklyn Streets Cozy

AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The streets of Brooklyn are about to become warm and cozy thanks to a crew of knitters.

Knitta Please is an undercover graffiti group who “tag” cities worldwide with their colorful yarn creations.

The crew includes a 70-something-year-old grandma and leader Magda Sayeg, who knits day in, day out to represent for the Knittas.

Sayeg has tagged streets in Mexico, Italy, and England with her knits, and next Wednesday night (May 13), she’s tackling the cold streets of Brooklyn.

She’ll deck out 69 parking meters in Downtown Brooklyn so that by morning the street meters will be covered with 39-inch cozies in green, yellow, pink, and blue yarn.

Sayeg is excited for the massive project even though preparing for it has made her a self-professed “hermit.”

She’s been knitting at least four hours a day and admits it’s all she talks about sometimes.

After the meters are conquered, Sayeg would love to get her fuzzy mitts on something even bigger: She wants to tag an airplane, submarine, or double-decker bus next.

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