Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hafencity knitting

Long time no post, but I've still been knitting.
I am currently spending some time in Hamburg, my native city, for work purposes. Hamburg has been growing a whole new part of the city in the last few years, with lots of new office blocks and flats springing up in the harbour just beyond the old warehouses. Being new and thoroughly town-planned, it has the same weirdly artificial feel as, say, Canary Wharf in London and Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Thus, it is clearly in need of a bit of humanising, and a prime candidate for a little yarn bomb attack.

Streetlamp cosy


Chain


Striped/barcode style cosy on a bridge in front of the building site of the new concert hall which has been eating everyones taxes in Hamburg for three years.


I also made this little spiders web (not knitted but knotted), which is a reference to the fact (urban legend?) that the Hafencity is infested with millions of spiders, either due to import of exotic species via ships, or superior breeding conditions near the water. I like that even though there is nothing natural about this part of the city, you still cannot keep nature out. Or yarn.


PS: Someone wants to make a little TV documentary thing about me. I feel embarrassed already, but stay tuned.

3 comments:

lady-kinkling said...

I'll have a look right away - it seems they're just beneath our office window :)
& unfortunately, the spiders are no urban legend. They're invading the balconies every summer. It's got something to do with the water and the ladybirds or something like that.

Camilla said...

I've used you in my MA project proposal...not as glam as tv, but it's the thought that counts huh~?

Christian said...

Hi Johanna, i have seen your TV report, very nice. keep on knitting. many greetings from Hamburg, Christian