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  1. Alyson Smith
    January 1, 2011

    Totally love this! I wish they kept it up longer, I can’t believe that even her ladder is cover in crochet fabric that she knitted! How did she have these pieces all ready for the perfect size for the face and horns!? Amazing, that must of taken a long time to crochet all those pieces!

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  2. Nance Carter
    January 1, 2011

    I worked half a block away from the bull for more than 10 years & love the crocheted cover. However, if I was the sculptor, not sure I would feel the same way. I’m wondering how she knows that if the yarn was stretched it would reach Poland. Did she specifically calculate the mileage, convert it into yards and then find something in the city that she thought could be covered with that much yarn? Anyway, great story Leslie.

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    • Leslie Koch
      January 1, 2011

      Thanks for your comment Nance. Olek was joking when she said the yarn would stretch from NYC to Poland. I don’t believe Olek measured the yardage, but you can tell from the video it took a great deal of yarn to cover the sculpture!

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  3. santafetraveler
    January 1, 2011

    That’s a lot of bull! Cannot imagine crocheting something like that- guess that’s why I am a writer not a fine artist.

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  4. ciki/@agentcikay
    January 3, 2011

    used to think that crochet was for grandma’s. Not anymore… raging bull.. uh uh uh! 😛

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    • Leslie Koch
      January 3, 2011

      Crochet is cool again! Maybe Olek will bring crochet street art to Malaysia 🙂

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  5. Juno
    January 3, 2011

    Love it…… Thought first one is made by LEGO. I would love to make one! Should be a lot of fun 🙂

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  6. greg urbano
    January 3, 2011

    too bad it was not allowed to stay on longer!

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  7. Krista
    January 4, 2011

    Great article! I also would’ve loved to see this in person. The fact the she even got away with it is remarkable!

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    • Leslie Koch
      January 4, 2011

      So true. Amazing she was able to do it successfully!

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  8. sarah wu
    January 6, 2011

    Artists these days lol awesome! Nice shot girl

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  9. Maria A
    January 7, 2011

    So original! What a great idea to crochet the bull. Only in NYC. Wish it stayed on longer.

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  10. galfromdownunder
    January 17, 2011

    Check out the Lion Brand Yarn shop in Chelsea NYC – it’s even got a knitted bike rack out front and a knitted drainpipe! Current window (ignore the flurry of facebook posts this seemed to generate) – http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=495251381589

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