I want to say one word to you. Just one word.... Plastics.”
Mr. McGuire, The Graduate

Monday, May 30, 2011

Opening weekend a wild success!

Governors Island has officially opened to the public this Memorial Day weekend. We had absolutely gorgeous weather, and an estimated 35,000 visitors came by the island this weekend!

Knit for Trees was a huge hit! My friend Bernette stopped by on Saturday and dropped off a beautiful crochet panel that she had made for the project. It is now on the largest tree and I have reached the first branch. I had several repeat customers: Irene and her husband (a knitting addict) who had attended a workshop in New Jersey stopped by to knit and look at the work; and Ursula stopped by both Saturday and Sunday. A little girl insisted I take a donation from her and was very disappointed when I refused!

Thank you for everyone who attended and participated in the project this weekend.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Governors Island opens tomorrow!

Governors Island opens to the public tomorrow, Friday May 27, 2011
and Knit for Trees is ready!

Knit for Trees is in the Sculpture Garden at Liggett Terrace
Drop off your plastic bags or sit and knit with me
Every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm

Here are some of the latest photos:

How to get there:

The Governors Island ferry is FREE & departs from the Battery Maritime Building next to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan.
Schedule nfo at: www.govisland.com/html/home/home.shtml

1 to South Ferry station - 4, 5 to Bowling Green station- R to Whitehall St.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

That's more like it!

The weather was thankfully cooperative today, and I managed to finish most of the installation. I have a few adjustments to make tomorrow, but on the whole, Knit for Trees is ready for its close-up!

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's starting to look good!

I met Sarah and Heather this morning at the Maritime terminal in Lower Manhattan, and we took the 10 am ferry to Governors Island. We arrived under a steady rain, and proceeded to dress our trees with all the knitted panels we have made over the past 2 and 1/2 months.

We started by roughly laying out the panels on the trees, and quickly found that the panels I had stitched together ahead of time needed some adjusting. We realized that I have more panels to spare, and that the 3 trees I had picked as my starter trees will get more panels later this week.

Here's a quick preview of the installation, with more to come later!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Upcoming workshops

As I get ready to install Knit for Trees in a couple of weeks, I am running around the New York/New Jersey area giving workshops and presentations. Below is my upcoming schedule, and sign up information:

- Thursday May 5th: Ravelry Meetup 
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM at Knitty City, 208 W. 79th St. New York, NY 
- Friday May 6th: informal knitting circle
9:30-11:30 am at Milos CafĂ© on Columbus between 93rd and 94th street, New York, NY 
All welcome
- Saturday May 14th: Knitting with Plastic
4 pm to 7 pm at Elliotts Flower Shoppe, Morristown, NJ
To register, please email: info@artsbythepeople.com
Suggested Donation: $5

More information: www.artsbythepeople.com
- Saturday May 21:
Burnham Park Centennial
Activities from 10 am to 2 pm. My presentation is currently scheduled for 1 pm

Burnham Park Gazebo, Morristown, NJ
All welcome