She had these cute little sample gloves all made up in the booth and I am always a sucker when I can see a finished product sitting next to the skeins of yarn. It gives me ideas, inspires me and makes me think---I can do that! I made up my own pattern because I couldn't find one that matched exactly what I had in my head. I don't often knit things without a pattern, it's just not my way. But here are my finished gloves and I think they came out pretty good.
In other fibery news, I just have to share this incredible video with you called Spindle 7. It is a short film about artist Robyn Love's project as she spun wool with a drop spindle and engaged fellow riders on the NYC subway #7 train last year (you may remember her as the same person who coordinated the rocket yarn-bombing that I blogged about last month).
I was not involved in Spindle 7, but I did learn the basics of spinning from Robyn during another one of her projects last year. I'll share more about that some other time. For now, if you have the time to watch even a few of minutes of this video it's worth your time. It really highlights the impact that art can have on people--from curious onlookers who want to give it a "spin" (pun intended) to those for whom watching Robyn evoked memories of family members who spun or taught them to spin in their home country during their childhood. Plus, the views outside the 7 train--the majority of which is an outdoor, elevated line--makes this a pretty video to watch. OK, I'll shut up so you can stop reading this and just go watch it. Enjoy!