Here’s my contribution for the Bridge for Blankets project. This project requires a total of 1512 12 inch squares, so my four are just a drop in the bucket. But every little bit counts!
I’ve been knitting like crazy on other secret projects, most of which involve beads. A simple garter stitch project is a godsend for knit nites and travel.
This is a huge project, but it will be so cool to see knit banners on the Broadway Bridge in August, and to have those banners become 42 usable blankets afterwards. This re-use aspect is what hooked me on the project. So many times yarnbombing just becomes junk, eventually fraying to nothing. I love that this project will have a life after the show.
Tyler Mackie, the creator of this project, could really use donations to help pay for the yarn. I’m donating today, how about you? You can do it here. If you’re not comfortable donating online, you can write a check out to PDX Bridge Festival/ Bridge for Blankets and mail it to :
%Art Craft Silversmiths
3111 SE 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202
Your check will be deposited directly to the nonprofit 501c3 account for PDX Bridge Festival, INC.
I posted the instructions for the mitered square over on my Mitered Square pattern page. Enjoy!
Have you ever yarnbombed, or done any kind of public knitting installation? What made you want to do it?