I’d like to give a shout-out today for my hometown of Pittsburgh – folks there are in the middle of the largest yarn bombing project ever attempted in the US and they need your help. The plan is to cover the 1000 foot Andy Warhol Bridge with a series of knit and crochet panels spanning both sides of the bridge. Not only that, but the group organizing the effort, Knit the Bridge, plans to attire the two steel towers that support the suspension bridge in knitwear as well. In order to do that, they must hire professionals to scale the towers, and professionals cost money. Knit the Bridge is asking for community support through an Indiegogo campaign.
The project truly has been a city wide effort-over 1200 people have contributed needlework to the project in over 80% of the communities in and around Pittsburgh. The yarn bombing will be in place Aug. 10 through Sept. 7. After that, the panels will be laundered and donated to community organizations. Here’s a link to a previous story explaining the origins of the Knit the Bridge effort.