Saturday, August 24, 2013

“ I will continue to freak out my children by knitting in public. It's good for them.” ~ Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Photo Credit:  Annette Sandburg
Photo Credit:  Christina Saucedo
I recently ran across the picture of a phenomenal yarn-bomb in Pittsburg.  The Andy Warhol Bridge has been the subject of a months-long project, inspired by the yarn-bombing (or “guerrilla-knitting” in some circles) of many different kinds of structures in an effort to bring art to another level.  For more information about the bridge go to this articleThe videos are fascinating, and one seems to come through via e-mail and on i-pads, and other seems to need a regular old laptop.  In any case, go directly to my blog if you seem to have trouble viewing them. 

If you happen to be in Pittsburg tomorrow (9/25/13) there will be the official dedication ceremony – wish I could be there -I just love this kind of thing!

"Join us in celebrating the many folks and communities that made Knit the bridge possible. KtB Community Celebration and Big Art Party Sunday August 25th from 3-7pm on the Warhol/7th Street Bridge. Knit the Bridge is up. The artists are home."







8 comments:

  1. I have never seen yarn-bombing on this scale before! I looks awesome! The bridge is such a perfect venue for yarn-bombing! I love the quote! Thanks for sharing, Tracy!

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    1. I'm not sure how long it will remain up, but think of driving over that bridge every day! What a wonderful way to and from work, or wherever you are headed!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this! I agree with Linda that this is, by far, the largest yarn-bombing that I have ever seen. I wish that Pittsburg was not quite so far away from my own opposite corner of Pennsylvania!

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    1. I do believe that it is the largest in the U.S.! I too wish that I could see it in person!

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  3. What a gorgeous transformation of an already amazing structure. Experiencing it in person would be amazing! All that yarn, all those needles, all that love.

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    1. I would say "Road trip!" If either of us had the time! Indeed - all that yarn, all those needles, all that love!

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  4. I had to laugh at your opening quote because I freak my daughters out all the time!! I love yarn bombs. Such a lovely way to make the world better. Clarice

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    1. I so agree Clarice! I just love yarn bombs! They really do make the world a friendlier and happier place!

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