Saturday, July 23, 2011

Yarnificationz in the media

Hospital bike racks yarnification - 11.6.11
Recently I found out (thanks to a comment on my blog) that Knitapotamus/Yarnificationz had been mentioned in the local District Health Board's  "Healthy As" June newsletter. One of the articles in the newsletter is entitled "Knitapotamus Strikes Again!" I was so excited. . . this is  the first and only time (as far as I know) that any of my Yarnificationz have been noticed by the "media". Wooohooooooo!

In their comment, the writers "Greenman and Booboo" also requested that I might try to brighten up their little corner of the hospital grounds a bit too. . . Let's just say I am working on it! I have no idea who Greenman and Booboo are and it took me quite a bit of detective work to actually work out which newsletter they were referring to, but it was a real thrill to have my first bit of "media coverage".

With the "Dress Nelson" campaign, Nelson is putting on a big effort to get lots of knit graffiti in place for the Rugby World Cup 2011 which is being hosted in New Zealand. Being such a rugby-mad nation it's a huge deal here, and Nelson is hosting three matches and four teams (Italy, USA, Australia and Russia). The Nelson City Council has a webpage with all the relevant information. I am not a fan of rugby (or any sport unless a loved one is playing in the game!) but I am very interested in the knit graffiti aspect, so plan to get involved with that. You can read more about it here and here. If you live locally and want to help out "Dress Nelson" with donations of yarn, needles or knitting, the email address for more info is knitnelson (at) gmail (dot) com

1 comment:

  1. Wahoo! Congratulations, I'm sure there is more media adulation to come :-)