We spent the week underneath the Williamsburg Bridge on scissor lifts, knitting 318 fence posts while the J train rumbled overhead, deafening us. The project was commissioned by the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (NBart) and sponsored by NYC DOT and Open Space Alliance… and was a ton of fun. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi! (Especially the truckers’ honks as we perched and shimmied on the 8-ft ledge.)
If you’re in NYC, stop by the installation at Kent Ave and So. 6th directly underneath the Williamsburg Bridge. It’ll be up for a while. In the meantime, enjoy these GORGEOUS images by our friend Jonathan Hokklo.
Cheers! Now begins a much-needed 3-million-day weekend…
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!
Magda is working up a BIG project at Etsy headquarters in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This is the beginning. We stopped by today to get a feel for the installation, make some friends and eat some amazing food.
Julie is coordinating the project with Etsy, and Arnetta is opening up new worlds over at the Fashion Institute of Technology. This installation could not be happening without these amazing people and many more at the Etsy Labs.
And yes, we even covered the protruding vents – it’s an homage to Granny Squared after all. Stay tuned for the real airduct cozy extravaganza coming up soon…