Anne Craig Unravels The Yarn Bomber Mystery

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.

One of the yarn bomber’s first works, at fire headquarters. (Photo/Molly Alger)

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.

The first note from the yarn bomber to Anne Craig.

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.

Working quickly late at night, 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.

From the video: The yarn bomber at work.

Now you can see it. Just click below.

Then keep your eyes open, all over this beautiful, yarn-bombed town.

9 responses to “Anne Craig Unravels The Yarn Bomber Mystery

  1. Melissa Augeri

    Everything about this story makes me smile.
    Thanks Dan, Anne and the Yarn Bomber!

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  3. Robbi Feinberg

    Simply wonderful to see the yarn bombs around town!! I love this!! Keep them coming!

  4. Amy Unikewicz

    Love this piece—creative, mysterious, and so much fun! 💕

  5. Iris Guline

    How absolutely wonderful!
    Keep up the great work !

  6. Debbie O'Malley

    This gave our family such a smile to start our day – thank you Anne and yarn bomber!! 👏💗

  7. Mercedes Escaloa

    This is absolutely heart warming… it ….THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. You are a gift to our town.

  8. Cynthia Capitelli

    Awesome..gonna give it a try near me.