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A mysterious yarn bomber known as “Knitting Guy” decided to beautify his neighborhood by turning stop signs into flowers. On April 22, 2012, one hundred of these were “planted” around San Diego (flower location map). While most people enjoyed the yarn creations, the city said they needed to come down, sparking controversy and media attention.

Sadly, a campaign by council member Lorie Zapf, a petition on, and many Facebook supporters were not enough to prevail.  By May 25, the city had removed most of the flowers.

To keep the movement alive, Knitting Guy has posted the pattern on his website.  Additionally, he hosts a photo gallery to showcase other people’s creations.   A great idea as you plan for International Yarn Bombing Day in June…


5 responses »

  1. I love it! Sad that with so much going on in the world so much time was wasted trying to get these flowers down instead of putting that same energy into making the community a little better such as Knitting Guy did.

  2. The web site style is great, and this article is truly excellent : D

  3. Heya i am for the first time here. So much fun!


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