Last week was an adventure: the Knitta team installed our largest scale project yet! We covered over 300 feet of AC ductwork in Etsy.com‘s Brooklyn office space. It took 20 (wo)man days and countless skeins of yarn. (There’s a contest raging on our facebook page to guess how many… get in on the action to win an iphone cover.) Jakob, one of Etsy’s general office handymen and expert driver of scissor lifts, said that before the installation the ductwork looked like one sad robot. Hopefully now it’s a cozier robot.
For more images, click over to our Etsy album on Facebook!
Still working hard on the MINI… We’ve got the roof to cover and a few loose ends to tie up, then we’ll be good.
We’re diagnosing a case of wanderlust and taking a road trip. We got our hands on this pretty little MINI Countryman, but we’re making a few of our own adjustments before we begin. We had a ton of leftover (unclaimed) knitting from last month’s Knitted Wonderland over at the Blanton, so we decided to make this an Austin car by repurposing the creativity and passion of Austin’s knitters. With that project being so short-lived, we figured this would be a good way to get a few more miles out of the work and let the city enjoy it a bit longer. Just wait till you see us driving around town! (Please, no pile-ups on our account.)
Update on completed project coming soon…
courtesy of Shawn Thomas, click on image to jump to his Flickr
There has been much clamoring for an extension, and we finally got the okay from UT’s Keeper of the Trees. We are so pleased to announce that Knitted Wonderland will stay up at the Blanton for another week, until March 25th.
After you check out the photos below, click around these links to see the blog posts and flickr sites of all the hardworking volunteers. (I’m sure I’ve left some out, so if we’ve missed your link, please post to comments below! It will be added.)
On the blogs:
Lora-Lee Blalock at Just Orb,
Sally Villarreal at Sally Comes Unraveled,
Sandra Singh at Knitting with Sandra Singh,
Brenda Tharp at Art on Art,
Cristen Andrews at Bags Begone,
Velma Metz at Velma Knits,
The Griffin School,
Shanti Deva via Joey Marez,
and Daniela Lozano.
image courtesy of Patrick Larson, click on image to jump to his flickr
Magda with the crew from the Griffin School
Image courtesy of The Griffin School.
Image courtesy of Mary Roland.
Image courtesy of Mary Roland.
- Photo courtesy of James Moody
Willie Nelson was in Austin this weekend for the opening performance at ACL Live‘s new venue in the W Austin’s Block 21, coincidentally located on Willie Nelson Blvd. And KnittaPlease was on site to welcome him. We teamed up with Guerilla Suit to dress up the giant W on the face of the building, Willie-style. See coverage of the concert over here on Austin360, and check out this video of the installation (and note the Knitta’d iPhone cover at 1:40):
Today: more velcroing, stretching, and stitching. Continue reading
We came with two suitcases packed with pre-knit material (thanks Patricia!). In retrospect, we’re lucky we got through customs: “No, sir, really. We’re not trying to sell hundreds of 10-ft long scarves in your country. We’re making a big P!” Hmmm… sounds plausible to us. Continue reading
I missed you! Although I need like 30 extra hours of sleep to get over this jet lag, me and the dark circles under my eyes will be working up a new project at the 2010 Austin City Limits fest all week. Here are some preliminary photos of projects going up…
And… check out this light tube. Show up on Friday to see what it’s all about!
Yes yes…I am supposed to stay quiet ( Me? HAHA!!!) about this until the end of October when the Insight campaign begins. I think I can handle this. It can’t be that hard to resist telling THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD about my totally rad project in Bali!!!
In the meantime I’ll fill you in on how I spent my time when I wasn’t on a milk carton that was on a milk carton that was on 2 narrow planks of old wood…
Did I mention that I was standing on this set-up about 25 feet off the ground… and that was only half way up the statue?
We all had some champagne the last night I was there. Frazier is an artist from Australia, who lives in Bali. Check out his work… especially the garbage based snowman. And the lovely Tang, who is a fashion designer based in Bali and Sydney. (I want her life!)
The ever rad Cisco is reason enough to play in Bali a little longer.
Goodbye Bali. It was great. You are a magical place and I hope I will return one day soon.
(Oh, and stay tuned for the unveiling….)
Day two of the bike install. Fiat gets into his work… literally. He’s the best.
And this is Jesus… I mean Robbie.
He is also the reason why I am here (in addition to Steve). There is a lot of eye candy going on here, ladies (and Roman)….hmm….maybe it’s time to go to yoga now. Great great second day. more to come tomorrow…