The other day, I posted a story about Anne Craig and the “yarn bomber.”
Anne — a former Fox 5 New York reporter and Channel 8 New Haven news anchor — is familiar to Westporters. She’s now a Westport mom, no longer working full-time. But she loves reporting stories about our town.
The “yarn bomber” is familiar too — though not by name. Ever since the COVID crisis began, she’s decorated Westport with beautiful designs. Trees, utility poles, light stanchions — they’ve all been transformed in the dead of night, from something we never looked at to works of art. She brings inspiration, color and hope to us all.
The “06880” story deepened Westport’s interest in the mysterious artist.
It also caught her attention.
Stealthily, anonymously, the knitter contacted Anne. She left a note at the reporter’s home, using kidnapper-style letters cut out of magazines.
They continued their super-secret conversations. Anne still did not know who the yarn bomber was. But — this time using a message in a (wine) bottle — she invited Anne to come along on her next mission.
Which is how she made her next video: a mini-documentary on the yarn bombing of Amis restaurant, in Bedford Square.
It was the knitter’s 25th project.
She’s still anonymous. But Anne’s film — complete with music, cut-away scenes and foreshadowing — is every bit as artistic and cool as the yarn bomber’s own gifts to Westport.
Now you can see it. Just click below.
Then keep your eyes open, all over this beautiful, yarn-bombed town.