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Mystery Knitters Festoon John Bapst


April 13, 2012


BANGOR, Maine — When faculty and students arrived at John Bapst Memorial High School on Thursday, they discovered that several stairwells, a trophy case, the auditorium and other places in the school had been the target of “guerrilla knitting,” which manifests itself by an act known as “yarn bombing.”

In the auditorium, 184-foot swags of knitting, bracketed by 6-foot vertical pieces each embellished with a tassel, festooned all four sides of the mezzanine. A pompom garland snaked along the tops of plaques hung in a hallway, and several stairwell railings sported weavings of crocheted pieces many feet long. The figures on the cheerleading trophy sported tiny mittens and a Barbie-doll-size sweater. The figure on a football trophy carried a petite knit duffle bag and the wings of the victory figure of a Destination Imagination trophy were covered by a small pair of knitted socks.....

Read the rest of Ardeana Hamlin's story in the Bangor Daily News, and see photos by Linda Coan O'Kresik online at

Also, enjoy seeing video as WVII 7 covered the activities on the 10pm news, here (the yarn story is at 24:13 in the newscast, right at the end):


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