On Saturday, a group of Los Angeles guerrilla knitters “bombed” a homeless shelter with hand-knit scarves, hats and blankets. The gifts were displayed on “Wooly WALLart” at the PATH homeless center in East Hollywood, waiting for residents to walk by and take their pick of the lot.
KnitRiot sent out the call for this latest project in September on their blog, asking for finished scarves and hats for their “next knitbomb strike.” In the past, they have yarn-bombed a tree outside a Los Angeles public elementary school, inviting children to take the art supplies they had hung from the branches. The sign next to the tree said that the display was “a wish for LAUSD to have more funding for arts education.”
“‘Tis better to give than to receive.” Be thankful you are able to give by giving to those who need.