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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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…
The prefab material I hunted down in the US finally arrived (thank God!) so it was time to attack Putu’s bike. Testing out the material actually takes way more time than you’d think. Fiat is the man… Thank god for this dude. He’s helping me install. Day 1 of the project went well. Now it’s time for some Thai basil roscas…
[photo courtesy of Caitlin Stevens] Marfa is a magical mecca for modern art in the West Texas desert. Unlikely? A little bit. Donald Judd immigrated there from New York in the 70′s, acquiring old ranches, military forts and other old west type buildings and reclaiming them with his art. Since his death in the 90′s, tons of artists have continued to trek to Marfa, or live there. Enter El Cosmico. It’s like a hotel of sorts, but the rooms are […]