'Midnight Knitter' Decorates NJ Town

Mysterious crafter decorates West Cape May park
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2010 3:04 PM CST
This July 19, 2009, photo shows a knitting student working on stitches in Houston.   (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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(Newser) – The trees in West Cape May, New Jersey, don't have new leaves yet, but some of them do have knitted coverings that resemble scarves. The cozies appear overnight, and the guerrilla decorator—or decorators—are the talk of the town. "It doesn’t bother me," says one resident of the beach town at the southern tip of the state. "It’s better than somebody spray painting all over the place."

"Technically, they shouldn’t be doing it," the mayor tells the Press of Atlantic City. "The police are asking about it, but it’s fun and it’s a mystery." Says a local artist: "We love them. We don’t know who they are, but we put in a request for them to reveal themselves at the Strawberry Festival."

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