Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring Upcoming Events

Hi folks!  Knit the Bridge has a lot going on this spring.  So we wanted to take a moment and highlight events and activities. If they’re listed here or on our calendar, you’re welcome to join! Upcoming APRIL EVENTS Wednesday, April 10th, 12 noon -2pm -Knit In at the Homewood Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave  Pittsburgh, […]

June 1st Deadline for Panels

There are many rumors swirling around out there about when panels, parts, and railings are due.  Let’s clear up the confusion. We now have a June 1st deadline for panels, pieces, and railings. (For those of you who thought they were due in April, no worries – we’ll take them early!) Follow this step-by-step guide […]

Sprout Supports Knit the Bridge!

So far Knit the Bridge has been an incredible experience with lots of occasions for learning new things… like: How do I teach a 4 year old to knit? (very carefully) How do I know if this yarn is acrylic? (burn it) What does insurance and indemnification have to do with a bridge installation? (everything) […]

Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival!

Knit and crochet are the basic building blocks of Knit the Bridge. Here at KtB we love knit and crochet because it’s accessible, it’s simple (at it’s most basic), the tools are affordable (think thrift store yarn and two pencils…), it’s social, and it’s addictive… And every year in the Pittsburgh area there’s a fabulous […]

Meet the KtB Team: LaVerne Kemp!

Knit the Bridge is happy to introduce LaVerne Kemp, our Community Organizer/Diversity Coordinator, a position funded by our Sprout Fund Seed Award. LaVerne will be focusing on getting the word out and following up with folk in many Pittsburgh communities with a specific focus on communities of color and senior communities.  Along with her infectious […]


Remember those Blues Brothers—in their BLACK suits, BLACK hats, and BLACK sunglasses—declaring, “We’re on a mission from GOD!” ? That’s what leaped into my mind recently while crocheting seemingly endless BLACK strips to border the panels on our bridge.  The vision personified my attempted self-motivating thoughts on the importance of this segment of KtB.  Black […]

Meet the KtB Team: Kitty Spangler

Since the beginning Kitty Spangler has been helping with Knit the Bridge by doing what she does best – generating enthusiasm, organizing details, and getting things done!  Knit the Bridge just wouldn’t be without her expertise, energy, and presence.  Take some time to get to know our Panel Technical Advisor in this Q&A… What’s your history […]

Empowering Women

Women are a key demographic on our journey to Knit the Bridge. So we were pleased indeed to be invited to participate in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History‘s Empowering Women Exhibition demonstration this Saturday, March 9th from 1-4pm. The exhibition on its own is powerful and runs until May 12th – a must see […]