knitting is a family affair. here’s John Ogden Swett enjoying yarn his own way.
not to sound too full of ourselves, but the grove of trees where the
Knitterati will beinstalling our final pieces sure is lucky. work for our part of Atlanta’s Art on the Beltline project continues with some colorful results, and rounds of Bloody Marys make for a great, chatty knitogether on a Saturday afternoon.
it seems that even Time Magazine had to give a shout-out to yarn bombing recently. is this a collective desire to add some beauty to urban spaces when the environment seems in such turmoil? is it just particularly enjoyable to make something hands-on and crafty outside of the digital world we increasingly occupy?
whatever the reason, we doubt we’ll be able to stop after install day in late August.
here is our first purchase of supplies. many were donated too. my entire guest bed is now covered in skeins of yarn, both vintage and new.
it’s official. our little collective of knitters and crocheters from the east side of ATL has been chosen as one of the 66 installations for Art Along the Beltline, in support of the Atlanta Beltline, a local transportation project connecting intown neighborhoods with light rail and live/work/play spaces. we are all public transportation enthusiasts and stoked to be contributing to raising colorful awareness for it.
our first post must give a huge shout out to Magda Sayeg, her blog Knitta Please and the many knit graffiti and Yarn Bomb installations she has inspired and championed the world over (note: she has not yet knitted over the world. though i suspect she’s considered it). we are huge fans. and one of her hometown Austin, TX installations was up during SXSW this past March and provided the inspiration for our collective’s grant submission. and now … here we go!