Too cold to bike? Put a sweater on it.

by jennine on November 12, 2010

sweater bike

I love my neighborhood. And since our stuff arrived the other day (including my bike), I’ve been riding around the small, tree lined streets. There are a lot of bikes around, locked to every pole structure, which makes it hard to find parking. Here’s a couple of bikes across the street from my apartment, they’re making bike babies…

Today, I was feeling tired and out of sorts, until I saw a knitted bike [correction: crocheted bike]. Right out there in real life! Nothing like unexpected whimsy to jolt me out of the land of nod. I’ve seen these on the internet around, hence, I’m showing you on the internet…just in case.

Then, after I was done marveling on how someone would have the patience to knit a bike cozy including the child seat… half way down the block was another one!

Happy Friday!

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1 Michelle November 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm

the bike sweater is so crazy (but so cool)! love all the bright colors!
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2 liz November 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

This is AMAZING! I’ve never seen these before, but than again, I’m usually a zombie with my headphones on walking like a maniac through manhattan, so I probably wouldn’t notice..

Sister wolf just put up a post about the artist olek who basically crocheted everything in his life, these bikes cozies look very similar to his work.
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3 Alexandra November 12, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I’m a knitter, and those would be crocheted bike cozies. Not be snotty or anything, just thought you’d like to know :)

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4 Cristy November 13, 2010 at 10:55 am

Don’t worry; you’re not the only one who noticed! I second the ‘these are crocheted’ motion!

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5 ann November 12, 2010 at 3:08 pm

i hope you’re wearing a helmet there are a lot of idiot bike messengers in your area

- your mom

i mean …
- me

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6 jennine November 12, 2010 at 3:27 pm

i wish i could but my helmet wont fit with my hat, and sometimes i need a hat!

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7 Kirstin November 12, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Those are so cool! I’ve never seen anything like that. I love all the colors!

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8 Ashe Mischief November 12, 2010 at 3:50 pm

“They’re making bike babies….”

Have I told you lately I love you?

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9 Simple Subtle Style November 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Haha, amazing!

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10 WendyB November 12, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Snuggies for bikes!
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11 Lisa November 12, 2010 at 6:25 pm

hahahah! ive never seen anything like that. and people in chicago love bikes like no other. crazy! :D
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12 kileen November 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm

wow, this is all sorts of crazy. i don’t even know where to begin. but, i think i love it. :)
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13 Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels November 13, 2010 at 5:00 pm

OMG! That’s totally crazy. I love it :-)

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14 Sylvia November 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm

i saw one of those in my neighborhood, too and it stopped me in my tracks! incredible, isn’t it?!

:)
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15 Krista November 14, 2010 at 1:13 am

Wow, wild.

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