Yarn Bombing… expert level

Pay phones and phone booths have been yarn bombed in other parts of the world, but I believe this may be a first for Ypsilanti. Isn’t it beautiful?

yarnphone1

yarnphone2

Now if we could just get some feet for our mailboxes and monster heads for our parking meters.

[note: I love the idea of reclaiming these little, relatively enclosed spaces in our communities left vacant by phone companies, and I’m wondering what non-yarn bombing efforts may already be underway. I know that some have been converted into tiny libraries, but I suspect people are exploring other ideas. What about turning them into solar-powered charging stations? Or maybe setting them up with little web-enabled cameras, encouraging passers-by to leave a comment of about their day, which could then be immediately posted to a local blog? I’m not really looking for another project, but I think this could be really cool.]

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9 Comments

  1. Posted December 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Oh, and if you’d like to see this piece yourself, it’s at the intersection of Cross and North Washington.

  2. Posted December 22, 2014 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    Interesting.

  3. anonymouos
    Posted December 22, 2014 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    I ask this question in all seriousness. Are there any working payphones left in either Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti? I can’t recall having seen one in years.

  4. Mike
    Posted December 22, 2014 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Handy work of FriendlyNeighborhoodYarnbomber?
    https://instagr.in/u/friendlyneighborhoodyarnbomber

  5. Eel
    Posted December 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Waiting for the first house to burn when a fire truck attempts to connect to a knitted hydrant.

  6. Posted December 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous, there still might be a working payphone at the Greyhound station in Ann Arbor. BUT THEY ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND NOW. However, if you carry an extra few quarters, most passersby will let you use their cell phone if you offer to pay (and they often refuse the money, but watch you like a hawk to make sure you don’t run away with their $500 phone).

  7. Lindsay
    Posted December 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    There is one on Michigan ave at the BP station.

  8. Posted December 24, 2014 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    This was a very influential post.

  9. idea man
    Posted January 5, 2015 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Like yarn bombing. Someone in Wilmington, North Carolina is knitting scarves and leaving them around for people who need them.

    http://imgur.com/cVfdtOX

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