Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Knitta's Little Helpers For 69 Meters

On May 13th, the BID will sponsor an installation by artist Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta Please. Magda and volunteers from New York's knitting community will wrap all 69 parking-meter poles on Montague Street with colorful knitted sleeves.

I have signed up to help out. Here are my little helpers for this project all the way from the Fog City (and sometimes sunny) San Francisco.

Bella {age 12} helped me cast on the first row

Shadow {age 1} tried to doggie-proof the yarn

Sabina {age 8} showed me how to cast off after speedily knitted a foot of artwork in a short amount of time

I have chosen the color theme called urban jungle - an olive drab camouflage combo with a dash of active green fuzz.

I will post pictures of the installed knitted artwork next, after the May 13 installation.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Handmade is the NewNew

My embellished tote for the Spring Handmade Cavalcade.
Check out the front and the back. It is like Dr Jykell and Mr Hyde.
But, which is the front and which is the back?