Grrl+Dog's installation is up in Sydney! Go take a look enjoy the colour and the incredible knitting that people all over the world have done to make this project happen. Quite impressive. Congratulations Denise! I hope you are enjoying the fruits of your labours.
She has another project in the works. Hee, hee. Maybe I can use up all my left over Vanna's Choice from The Knitted Mile. Hee hee.
Seeing Denise's photos was perhaps the first time I could look at a Knitta Please project and not get a little zing in my stomach. I have harboured some resentment towards Knitta Please for, well, far too many years. You see, they are almost always described as inventing knit grafitti or yarn bombing or whatever you want to call it. It just ain't true. I know of at least two people who were doing a similar kind of activity long before they came on the scene. And yes, one of them is me, and thus the little zing.
I had sent them an enthusiastic email right after I had heard about their activities in Texas with a link to my website, specifically my Canal Street project. I never got any reply but I was added to their mailing list so I guess they received it.
I know that it is impossible to control what journalists write about you and certainly being able to label them as "inventing" knit grafitti makes for snappier copy than "they were among the first..." so, no doubt, they have had little say in how they are presented up to a point. And yes, I will say straight out that I was jealous that they were jet setting around the globe doing cool stuff while I was working away at my drab little life.
Then finally, and I think I can finally say finally, I realized that the little zing said acres more about me than Knitta Please.
Samsara, hala, hala, as Ashtangi yogis say.