Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What's With All the Knitting?

During the recent Christchurch Arts Festival, random pieces of knitting started to appear on tree trunks and lamp posts:



(Well, yes, actually, this one is not knitting, it's crochet, but I'm pretty sure I saw some knitted pieces too)

and then today I read that the Poetry Society in the UK have a project going on to knit a poem. (It's not too late to take part, apparently).

According to the article at the Guardian newspaper Knitting and poetry are more similar than they might first appear......With poetry and with knitting, you work line by line, and if something goes wrong you have to unravel it

And this poem explains How to Knit a Poem

3 comments:

Kay said...

As a great fan of the art of knitting I can only agree. Must look out for the pieces next weekend.

postcards from... said...

i saw a really great sight the other day that i just have to share with you after reading this post...

http://www.unurth.com/filter/phonebox

:)

henzy said...

that sounds wonderful. feel like i should learn how to knit.