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Knitting the Bridge

Posted on Sep 27, 2013 in Featured, knitting, Pittsburgh, Projects

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For those of you that might have somehow missed it, some really awesome people put together a massive community project to yarnbomb the Andy Warhol bridge. I’m still mindblown that they made it happen, and I’m excited to say that I got to be a part of it.

When I decided that my first knitting project was going to be a 6 foot by 3 foot panel for the Knit the Bridge, I thought it would take me a couple of weeks, no big deal. But as my coworkers at Kennywood First Aid can attest, or my classmates on the OB/Gyn rotation, or anyone who rides the 58 bus, it took me a a little bit longer than just a few weeks. And the most astounding part was that my saga in knitting was a tiny part of the 600 handmade panels, 116,688 square feet of hand knit, crochet, and woven materials, and 3,000 linear feet of machine knit material that went into this. Over 1500 people made this happen, and I am so proud of Pittsburgh as a community for making the whole thing possible.

Oh and by the way, just to further prove that we’re awesome – there’s a giant rubber duck┬ácoming up the river tomorrow.

Pittsburgh, I know I’ve told you this before, but I love you.

 

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