Leave the yarn bombs alone, you big thieving jerks!

Leave the yarn bombs alone, you big thieving jerks!

I don’t usually get too upset about stolen yarn bombs. As with most street art, theft and vandalism can be part of the process … but in this case, I’m pretty sad. Not cool Portland yarn bomb thieves, not cool.

“Over the weekend, however, some hooligan, malcontent or wanton Grinch tore all but one sleeve off the umbrella man in Pioneer Square.  The otters also had their warm sweaters stolen, along with the fawn.”

Photo via Portland Walking Tours, @PortlandWalks.

Read the rest of this sad story, “Knit sweaters ripped off iconic Portland statues“.

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


  1. Irene Covington

    Maybe they were the wrong team colours?? lol…

  2. Woola OOPS

    Ohhhhhhhhh I love your yarnbomb !
    it happened to my yarnbomb on these statues too in the past… Hopefully the one I set up today will stay for a while 🙂


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