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In the last couple of days, we’ve been talking about yarn bombing — the style of street art that involves crocheting an object like a statue or a lamppost. (Catch up on our previous posts: My sleuthing on a yarn-bombed bicycle in Washington, D.C., and our request that you keep your eyes peeled for yarn bombs around here.)

Yesterday afternoon, Kinsee Morlan, arts editor for CityBeat, told us there’s a yarn bomb on the bike sculpture in front of Live Wire, a bar on El Cajon Boulevard. Our photographer, Samuel Hodgson, stopped by for a look yesterday evening. That’s the photo at the top of this post.

And here’s one of the shots reader Lizbeth Persons Price caught on the Spruce Street pedestrian bridge:

She saw this sign at one end of the bridge, a calling card for the guerrilla crocheters who apparently covered the rails in honor of “International Yarn Bomb Day 2011,” which I’ve just discovered was last weekend:

Back at Live Wire, the inside of that bike basket’s not looking as pretty as the newly mauve outside. Another shot from Sam:

Have you seen something in your neighborhood yarn-bombed? Take a picture and upload it to our page.

Or have you ever knit or crocheted an unconventional item? Tell us about it below or on our Facebook page.

I am the arts editor for VOSD. You can reach me directly at or 619.325.0531. Or you can keep up with me on Twitter @kellyrbennett or on Facebook.

Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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