De Young Museum Pole #3

12 Nov

We walked down the street to a pole near the pond on the side of The De Young Museum. It was right at a crosswalk where the taxis drop people off to go to the museum. I think we offered them some unexpected entertainment. The Russian knit this piece, she likes to knit very complicated pieces with a lot of color. I  hand spin most of the yarn on my spinning wheel, we use about 70 to 80 different colors. Maybe 100.

Do you see the sphinx in the back of the picture? I never noticed that there were sphinx at The De Young until today. The world has so much detail we don’t notice. You see some interesting details when you stand in place sewing knitting onto a pole that you might not see otherwise.

It was especially pleasant talking to passers by today. We always tell them that this is a kind of street art called yarn bombing, that we  have  have put pieces up all over the East Bay { 60 so far ], and that we were installing in Golden Gate Park because it is so beautiful. After we were done we went into the cafe at the museum. Their cookies have really improved.


4 Responses to “De Young Museum Pole #3”

  1. Jen November 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    We saw this the other day while visiting de young on my birthday! As a knitter I appreciate the awesomeness!!!!

  2. Unknown Mami November 28, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Wonderful. Thank you for the treat. I linked to you today:

  3. Plum January 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    I went to San Francisco for the first time in November and saw this one. It brought me much joy! Yay!


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