Tag Archives: pittsburgh yarn bomb

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Represent! – Updated for the New Year

(for the latest in Represent, check out our Maps! page) Happy New Years from Knit the Bridge! Here’s an updated look at which Pittsburgh neighborhoods, Allegheny County townships, and South Western PA townships are currently participating to help us all Knit the Bridge. We recently welcomed Sharpsburg, the Hill, Bridgeville, Beltzhoover, Peters Township, and Brighton […]

Clean Out Your Closets, Donate to Help Knit the Bridge

Even if you don’t knit or crochet there are many important ways to help the Knit the Bridge effort! Our current biggest need is black acrylic worsted weight yarn. We need yarn and other supplies.  Your donated yarn, needles, and hooks make Knit the Bridge accessible to anyone interested in participating.  We will collect your […]

Alternative Panel Sizes for the Busy or Beginners

We need over 570 panels to Knit this Bridge.  That’s a lot of knitting!  Thanks to the 173 folks who have signed up to make panels!  We’re 1/3rd of the way there. We’ve heard from some folks that a full panel (34″ x 72″) is just too much.  We’ve been thinking of how to make […]

KtB Happenings – Ways to Get Involved!

Folks…  Things are movin’ here at Knit the Bridge.  Fall is in the air and people are reaching for their knitting needles. We’ve got several great ways to connect to Knit the Bridge in the weeks ahead: Wednesday, October 10th – We are so energized by everyone who’s been joining us in this crazy project.  […]