A Cozy Ride

KBN bike

I am fortunate to have three yarn shops within walking distance from where I live and work  (not to mention three art supply shops…. it can be rather dangerous!) 

Today on my lunch break I went to the newest yarn shop, Knotty By Nature.  They sell fibre and tools for knitting, spinning, weaving, crochet and more, including local fibres and locally made items.  I went looking for (and found) something specific for a little project I’m working on… more on that later.

In the meantime, I thought I’d show you the bike that sits outside the shop. As you can see, it’s completely covered in knitting – sort of a bike slipcover, or bike cozy.  I love how the knitting is coming apart a bit on the back tire and the kick stand, as if someone’s actually been riding it.  It reminds me of the yarnbombing or guerilla knitting I’ve been reading about, where people cover public objects with pieces of knitting…. sort of grafitti with yarn.  I’ve seen photos of knitting wrapped around trees, lamp posts, statues…. even an entire bus covered in knitting!  Pretty cool, huh?


About Kate

An artist and creative living advocate, I blog about Creative Canadian Women at PennelloLane.com

Posted on October 16, 2009, in out and about and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow, three yarn shops within walking distance. It’s not very easy to get any yarn at all in Rotterdam anymore. Somehow a lot of these crafty shops disappeared in the years. There art supply shops though.
    Here in Shanghai one could get about everything and anything haha, one just needs to figure out where!
    I can imagine it *is* tempting when you have so many of these shops around though. Oh and I so love the bike!! It looks very cozy. What a neat idea!!

  2. cozy indeed!, and sort of unusual 🙂 I bet people take a lot of picture of it. I wish there was a shop close to either home or work of favorite hobbies/life styles. That would be letter writing, by the way, and stationery making, so maybe a stationery store or supply shop of some sort? It would be dangerous indeed! 😉

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