This Lakewood Shopping Center fire hydrant got a warm fuzzy vest from the Lakewood yarn bomber (it's still completely accessible to fire fighters, by the way).

Graffiti is bad. But how about yarn graffiti? Guerilla knitting? Yarn bombing? If you look closely around Lakewood, you might have noticed splashes of color on trees, lamp posts and fire hydrants.

Seems the neighborhood has a rogue yarner on its hands and she’s bent on bringing more beauty to the streets. The artist, who asks that we identify her only as K Witta, calls the yarn graffiti “Random acts of art”.

What is the purpose? It’s not about promoting a business or selling a product, Witta says. “It’s only to make people look at the world in a warmer, fuzzier, more colorful way.”

Yarn bombers have but one mission: to spread happiness in knit form.

She claims work amid the Lakewood trees, on poles outside the Lakewood library and one in front of DISD headquarters “in support of teachers.”

A quick cyber search tells us that yarn bombing is fairly prevalent in European countries, but that the practice may have actually started in Texas. And there’s a guy in Boston who graffiti knits on a grand scale, and, of course, a Facebook group (with 2,000 fans!) dedicated to the trend.


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