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July 8, 2011 > Yarn graffiti knits its way around Cincinnati

Yarn graffiti knits its way around Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP), Jun 30 - Statues, parking meters and other fixtures around Cincinnati are being targeted by graffiti artists who use yarn, not spray paint.

The city has become a battleground for what's known as yarn bombing, yarnstorming and guerrilla knitting. Rogue knitters have been dressing the city in sweaters since the first International Yarn Bombing Day on June 11.

Woolly wear has appeared on Cincinnati statues of Presidents James Garfield and William Henry Harrison, among others.

WLWT-TV reports a local group of yarnstormers known as the BombShells says on its website that its goals include softening the edges of ``an otherwise cruel, harsh environment'' and transforming the idea of graffiti into something nondestructive and cozy.

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Information from: WLWT-TV, http://www.wlwt.com

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