Spectral Spiders' facebook tagline says,
Spectral Spiders warm urban environments with wooly wonder and weird whimsy through community creation of handcrafted textiles. We are based in Thurston County, Washington in Cascadia, USA, and we want a cozy world.
Judging from the smiles and comments posted and heard among the Arts Walk crowd, they've certainly warmed the hearts of Olympians.
The organizers termed this particular event a yarn installation because they had permission from the city, differentiating it from "yarn bombing" a popular form of guerilla/street art, albeit more widely accepted than most graffiti. Not only is it somewhat domestic (See NY Times article, Graffiti's Cozy, Feminine Side) , it is non-permanent and most often easily removed. Too easily, it seems since at least three of the lampposts have been totally or partially defrocked. Street people desecrating street art?
Find more information in Wikipedia's yarn bombing entry, and
Enjoy it while it lasts - it's only up until Sunday, October 13 at noon.