Recently there has been a lot of local press and national press with regards to the phantom knitter of Saltburn who has produced an amazing50 metreknitted representation of this year’s Olympic Games. So I decided I would go off and take a look at what everyone is talking about and I arrived on a glorious sunnyYorkshiremorning, along with my partner & Custard the dog. We could see as we were parking the crowds building up on the pier where the knitting had been attached in the dead of night. People still don’t know who produced this piece of artwork, and whether it is the work of a solo knitter or a team effort. To have stitched all the50 metresof knitting into place on the hand rail of the pier must have taken ages.
Firstly we took Custard for a walk along the gorgeous sands of Saltburn and by the time we returned the crowds had grown significantly. We walked onto the pier not really knowing what to expect but by the time we left we were smiling and full of admiration for the person/s that had produced a wonderful piece of textile art. The hours of work that must have gone into knitting was obvious to everyone. People of all ages were talking animatedly about the work and many photos were being taken.
What I really love about this is that someone has gone to a lot of effort to bring pleasure to so many people. I wonder if they had any idea of the impact this guerrilla knitting would have and how much joy it would bring. So many things are organised by the local councils, groups etc who can only dream of a response like this and I say bravo to the local council who have left the artwork in place for everyone to enjoy.