Sunday, August 11, 2013

Knit Wits at the Bridge

ANDY WARHOL BRIDGE, PITTSBURGH --



The Knit the Bridge installation is coming along brilliantly. They need more black acrylic panels to be used to cover the bottom railings. (12" x 75" pieces, if you knit or crochet and live near Pittsburgh. Needed by Saturday.) If they don't get enough, they can't use any. All or nothing. So the call went out throughout the land to yarn folks, and a whole bunch of them, including me, showed up at the bridge to work our black acrylic magic. Thanks to Joan and Deb and Connie and Ruth and loads of other folks whose names I didn't catch.




One woman walking by with her family, on a visit from Minnesota, got roped (yarned) into helping out. She sat with us for an hour and knitted! A guy named Shawn (or Sean) dropped off 4 pizzas.

The second tower wrapping is under way. What's done is awe inspiring in its size and scope. And the stories. One small piece was made by a young woman who has terminal cancer. Her piece is surrounded by work done by others. Knitting groups worked together to create panels. One group of beginners at the JoA
nn Fabric store on McKnight Road pieced together a panel with the help of Deb, an uber-knitter, who also put out the word that we need more help!

Here's how it looked at about 3 p.m. today: