Hugging trees is all good, but our arboreal buddies get a lot more snuggly after a visit from one of Houston’s most notorious graffiti crews. Knitta Please, a team of 11 women and men who bomb urban landscapes with remnant knitting projects, are definitely not your grandma’s graffiti artists. Suddenly bike racks and stop sign poles aren’t just mundane urban objects- they’re blank canvases.
Founded by Magda Sayeg in October 2005, the crew and its ambitions started small. Original Knitters AKrilik and PolyCotN took unfinished personal projects and knit them onto door handles, beer bottles, and other urban artifacts around Houston. As their rep grew, the crew fanned out to more and more cites. Today, they have left their marks on places as disparate as the Great Wall of China, Notre Dame Cathedral, Harlem, and Seattle Washington. With any luck you’ll peep them knittin’ down your block one day.