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Knitting Comes Back in Fashion

by lynjo (follow)
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Knitting on street


Knitting's back in vogue. Not just your everyday knitting like jumpers and scarves, but knitting on poles and trees. It's a phenomenon that creeps into communities quietly and before you know it the knits are appearing around the town.

I've noticed this in a few places in recent years. I even know someone who participated in a knitting group for this very purpose. So what's behind this new trend? Perhaps it's an opportunity to build a sense of community, to meet with others and participate together in a project with a tangible outcome. For the young woman I knew this was part of the appeal for her. It was also sending a message to the community about reaching out to each other, not to blindly walk past each other but to notice what's around us.

When you knit you put your mental and physical energy together to develop a creative, tangible product at the end. You can choose the colors and patterns. You can decide how long to make it or how much to make. Sometimes when we feel a bit powerless or helpless in our lives it can be good to have some decisions we can make and an outcome that we can see. Then this kind of project can lead be shared with others and connect people together. This connection could just be through the noticing, the coming together to talk about it, to wonder what it's about.

Then of course there's the mystique of the knitting appearing apparently randomly. Who put it there? Why did they choose this pole or this area of the town? How did they get the knitting onto the pole? How long did it take?

Ultimately though there's a sense that someone cares. Someone has bothered to do this, to go to the effort of knitting for this purpose and then putting it on the pole. There's something nurturing about knitted products. What could be better than nurturing the streets where we all walk by?


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# Mystique
# Nurturing
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