#211 Wonder who knitted the peace signs on Jan Smuts Avenue. They’re gorgeous. The signs appeared shortly after the World Cup ended, wrapped around the trees on both sides of Jan Smuts Avenue somewhere between the Zoo Lake and the Goethe Institute (whose new wall-less exterior and re-imagined entrance does the building justice). Appropriate exhortations in a few official languages hand-made in pretty colours.This city is all about the unexpected.
About hurtling round that corner on one of Joburg’s busiest roads and being confronted with a flash of colour and a glimpse of something possible. And mostly you are going too fast to stop and take the time to think about it. It’s like a whisper that you overheard.
A Facebook post led me to the blog Purl Interrupted, “the yarns of one girl, two sticks, some string and a backpack”, and the world of guerrilla knitters who make it their mission to make plain and purl a feature of London’s design.
These signs aren’t the knit of that particular wit, Purl Interrupted, and being a great fan of guerrilla all sorts of things especially when peace is the word – I can’t help but want to know who left them there. Any ideas?