Monday, September 20, 2010

"Faire"-n-Square

I finally finished knitting my squares for the Maker Faire yarn-bombing project.  If you missed my earlier posts about this cool event, you can find more details here.  Basically, fiber artist Robyn Love is working with Lion Brand to install some knit graffiti on the Mercury/Titan rockets at the New York Hall of Science this upcoming weekend.

A big thanks to my neighbor Rachael and my blog friend Cathy who each pitched in to make a square. Cathy mailed hers to me from North Carolina!  All told, I've now got 9 feet of knitting love to add to the rest of the colorful squares that will adorn the rocket come Saturday morning. (after the event, the squares will be made into blankets and donated to charity)




If you are in NYC it's not too late to participate.  Lion Brand is hosting two knit nights to make squares for the event.  Click here for details, and happy knitting!

12 comments:

thepunkrockmom said...

So cool and beautiful! Love the colors!

Virginia said...

That is really awesome! I love all your colors, and it's super cool that you're doing this.

Are you going to the Faire?

Pam said...

I love all the bright colors!!!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love all the colors.

Cathy said...

Thanks for the shout out! The squares look great!! I can hardly wait to see and hear all about it. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

Jamie said...

Can't wait to see the end result!

Gran said...

Very pretty. I wish I could knit!

Clare B said...

The squares look great - I've been knitting a square a month for a Rav swap this year. They take a little longer than I anticipated but I'm looking forward to having 12 squares at the end of it to make into a blanket.

Woolly Stuff said...

Sounds like a cool project!

Brooke said...

What a great project, love the colors! Wish I was able to knit or crochet, guess I need to take another lesson from my mother-in-law!

Jessica said...

Hi, this is Jess from Lion Brand. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for helping us yarn bomb Maker Faire! It's going to be a fantastic event, and we couldn't do it without you. Your squares look so beautiful and colorful. Thanks for your hard work! If you attend Maker Faire, be sure to stop by our booth and say hello.

With warm regards,
Jess H.
Lion Brand Yarn

L. D. Burgus said...

It does make a very colorful set of photos.