The Knitting Guild of the Desert yarn bombed the Forever Marilyn statue in the middle of Palm Springs, CA last night. For those of you unfamiliar with the term "yarn bomb", it a sort of graffiti but it is made entirely out of yarn that is knitted and it can be easily removed: there's nothing malicious about it. The Marilyn statue which I've reported on previously on the Natural City Man blog stands about 40 feet tall with her skirt billowing about her legs and yes, if you look up, you can see her white panties. She stands in the iconic pose from the movie The Seven Year Itch. Tourists have turned the statue into a photo opportunity and cue up to pose underneath her legs. I amazingly won a photo competition at Aussielicious posing underneath these legs. http://www.aussielicious.com.au/2012/08/19/congratulations-david/
The Knitting Guild of the Desert consists of a rather large group of dedicated knitters and weavers who meet regularly to discuss their craft and to display their latest creations. Several weeks ago, the Guild hand knitted leggings that were 7 feet long and 4 feet wide. They were put on her legs as a true yarn bomb under the cover of darkness but were taken down by the people who guard Marilyn. This time, the Guild had permission from Palm Springs and Marilyn will remain dressed for a week. Members of the Guild were available at the Marilyn statue following the yarn bombing to answer questions and to teach people how to knit.