Around the World and Back Again for the Bridge…

(okay. okay.  Around southwestern Pennsylvania and back again, but you get the picture.)

Knit the Bridge has been on the road!  Since the new year has begun we’ve had a splendid and busy January visiting schools, libraries, coffee shops, printing studios, and living rooms.  Here’s a quick run down of where we’ve been and where to find us during the cold months.

The Children’s Museum –  415126_510750482277766_402287056_o

Round two at the Children’s Museum MAKESHOP.  We’ve had over 50 kids and kids-at-heart add on to the Knit the Bridge Children’s Museum panel parts.  Our volunteers have reported a fabulous time teaching those with the smallest of hands how to knit and crochet.  In December we had our youngest knitter, age 2, help with a few rows.

Look for us a second time in January on Sunday, January 27th at the MAKESHOP.



The Neighborhood Academy –

Students at the Neighborhood Academy’s Arts Connection program launched a second term of knitting.  Here are some shots from the first and second group!

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Brrrrrr…. it’s rather cold for yarn bombing.  See these Neighborhood Academy yarn bombs on bike racks at Zeke’s coffee in East Liberty and at their school’s campus in Stanton Heights.


GreensburgDV85Thursday Evenings – Pittsburgh, Zelienople, and Greensburg –

January 10th there was a plethora of KtB options to attend.  The party got a little raucous for stitchers at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse’s monthly Meet n’ Make, but things were a bit calmer at Zelienople Area Public Library thanks to the efforts of our Community Leaders in Butler County!

GreensburgDV84And further southeast, a Pittsburgh contingent traveled to Westmoreland County to crash DV8’s Sip n’ Stitch where a lively crowd gathered to knit and crochet for the bridge.  Folks who stop by are making 8″ squares that will then be assembled by the Greensburg crew into panels.  Turned out there was quite a showing from Greensburg Roller Derby…. but can they knit and skate at the same time?

Check out upcoming events in Zelienople, DV8, and Art on Tap at the Westmoreland Museum featuring Knit the Bridge night on February 8th.


City, County, Region –

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Last week Knit the Bridge hit the road to train teachers working with the Frick, Allegheny Youth Development, and Faison Kindergarteners.




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We also visited a lively 3rd-5th grade class at Mt. Lebanon Montessori.  (The students already knew knitting basics and were ready to jump into the bridge!)






And attended a crowded and enthusiastic gathering at the Rosstraver Library in Westmoreland County.  (Heads up Rosstraver Library goers – these ladies might be planning a yarn bombing of their own!)




There’s lots more happening all over.  Check out our calendar to attend a Knit the Bridge activity in your neighborhood or township!

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