knitting below the bridge

(not great) photo by laurakinsey

i took Hugo for his morning walk, and what did i see? people under the Williamsburg bridge, covering the fence in knitted tubes made from the prettiest yarn colors.  i had to stop and ask what was happening, and after a brief, shouted convo over lots of traffic noise, this is what I learned:

the artist is the way-talented Magda Sayeg of Knitta Please.

the project was commissioned by NYC’s own Department of Transportation, along with the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (nbART) and the Open Space Alliance.

there is a launch party tomorrow, aug. 31st starting at 6pm down the street at IndieScreen, 289 Kent Avenue

my spontaneous photo is pretty bad…but it gives a hint.  i’m hoping to sneak over to the launch for a bit tomorrow evening. then it’s back home to cook mussels and drink wine on the roof with a few friends.

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