Who is Knitorious?

Sometimes a mom’s got to do what a mom’s got to do, and this weekend, my motherly duties called, and I made the trek from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Annapolis, Maryland, to hear the Raleigh Boychoir sing the prelude for the Protestant Baccalaureate service at the United States Naval Academy.

It was my good luck that the trip to Annapolis took me through Richmond, Virginia, where I got to, among other things eat lunch at Louisiana Flair, an authentic Cajun restaurant at the corner of 4th Street and East Grace in downtown Richmond.

After a wonderful shrimp po’ boy and and equally wonderful serving of bread pudding, I encountered this bit of yarn bombing in front of an unused store front:

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A bit of yarn bombing in downtown Richmond, Virginia

Startled by the unexpected splash of color, I investigated a bit more. The top of the piece proclaimed the work to be that of the yarn bomber known as Knitorious:

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The work of the elusive Knitorious

This was the first time I had come across yarn bombing “in the wild.”

Made with Red Heart Super Saver colors of spring green, pretty ‘n’ pink, and bright yellow, other than the name “Knitorious” there was no indication as to the actual identity of the crocheter involved

While the weekend’s driving did not leave me as much time to crochet as I might have liked, I had a wonderful time, and once the service had ended and my son was on a tour of the Naval Academy with his fellow choir mates, I had a few minutes to sit at a bench with a view of the water and weave in some ends before beginning the drive home.

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