Friday, September 24, 2010

Knitted Facelift

Look what's happening just down the road from my city! A local artist has  turned this:

Into this:

 ("After" images poached from one of my favourite blogs, Love it a Lot.)

This installation, on display until Monday in Cambridge, Ontario,  is punnily called "Knit camBridge." Hundreds and hundreds of people donated their knitting to turn this bridge into a cozy piece of art.

Here's a little snippet about the project from the Knit camBridge website:

This project was developed to include all levels of knitters, from novice to expert with the hope that it will stir creativity within seasoned knitters and be the foundation to attract a new generation of knitters. The contributions to this artistic community collaboration are key to its success. One person alone would struggle with a project of this magnitude but joined together we can create an amazing piece of art that will include a kaleidoscope of textures, colours and individually.  

This is so awesome for so many reasons. If you're in the area this weekend, you should definitely check it out.


  1. Very cool project! Do you know how long it is up for?

  2. Unfortunately, I think it finished Sept. 27.
    (Nice name, btw!)