Tag Archives: KTB team

Meet the KtB Team: Marisa!

Marisa Pancheri moved to Pittsburgh over a year ago not knowing many people in her new town.  She joined Knit the Bridge and instantly gained a couple hundred new friends.  Since then Marisa has been a very important part of KtB.  Her Chiropractic office is currently housing the majority of our panels and is a […]

Meet the KtB Team: Norman Beck!

Introducing Norman Beck, Technical Advisor for the Upper Level Installation!  While you might not have seen Norman knitting for the bridge, he has played a crucial role working behind the scenes with riggers, engineers, public works, and machine knitters. Often, you can find Norman at Knit the Bridge functions spreading the word and using the […]

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: 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 […]

Dyeing to Knit the Bridge

As we are firming up insurance estimates and calculating the number of cable ties we must purchase for the installation, Knit the Bridge has been busy brainstorming creative ways to cover our various costs. One fundraising strategy we’ve been working on involves launching an online crowd sourcing campaign.  Working with a fabulous group of Pittsburgh […]

KtB Artist in Residence at the Neighborhood Academy

Since this summer, Knit the Bridge has been on the move all around Pittsburgh and the region spreading the word and teaching folks the artsy way of knit and crochet. Last November and December Knit the Bridge lead artist, Amanda Gross was supported by the Arts in Education Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the […]

Upcoming Not-to-Miss KtB Events

While we’re still waiting for the final word on permitting, dates, and insurance, join us for these fabulous upcoming Knit the Bridge events… Learn to knit and crochet, meet core KtB team members, and enjoy being a part of our crazy endeavor to make SW Pa #1 in yarn bombing! Community Leader’s Meeting Wednesday, January […]

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 […]

Knittreat in Bedford

In keeping with our community goals of reaching out to as many knitters and crocheters in Southwestern PA as possible, Knit the Bridge has been working closely with the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival.  Last Saturday the Knit the Bridge Crew went on the road to Bedford Springs.  After a beautiful drive through snow covered […]