So I've previously heard about the concept of "yarnstorming" and "yarnbombing" on various placemaking and city-centered websites, but I've never seen it manifested in reality. I ran across the at Triangle Park on the Block in Asheville yesterday. Just for reference, Knit the City provides the following definition:
"Yarnstorming (also known as yarnbombing): the art of enhancing a public place or object with graffiti knitting" (Or putting knitting on something unexpected in public and running always giggling wildly).
I found it an interesting way to inspire conversation and to add some texture to the built environment. It's interesting how such a subtle effort can make you a second look at a place. Check out the map below if you want to go witness it in person (it's the pole just south of the corner of South Market and Sycamore, on the Sycamore sidewalk).