Thursday, June 30, 2011

Knit in Public Day

I can’t knit. For years my poor Grammie tried to teach me to no avail. I am a fortified knitting failure. That whole needle and sticks and yarn thing….whatever. Maybe that’s why this intrigues me so, or maybe it’s just because it’s just really cool.

Either way, read on: T-one week til the Utah Arts Fest takes over Downtown SLC. The Arts Festival is easily one of the most anticipated events of the year. Food, arts (obviously) and entertainment bring SLC to life showcasing the talent throughout the state. In other words, don’t miss it.Always looking for cutting edge ideas, the Utah Arts Festival is pairing up with Art Access/VSA Utah to celebrate World-Wide Knit in Public Day. (What? Yes, really) For the past few months the Utah Arts Festival’s Random Acts of Art knitters committee have been stitching and kneedling away  to prepare what I have so eloquently called ‘socks from street lights’. On Saturday, June 18 the knitters will cover parking  meters, light poles, benches and tree in handmade knitting and crochet coverings. How cool is that? The grand installation will be revealed on Washington Square (200 West and 400 South) at 2 p.m. in SLC to coincide with  World-Wide Knit in Public Day, which just might be my new favorite holiday. You can also get in on the knitting rally at the Utah Arts Fest. We’re not sure what a knitting rally consists of, but we hope there aren’t any knitting riots, those needles  are sharp. (Sorry, bad joke.) Of course, we don’t want you to just go and check it out, we want you to take that smart phone of yours and tweet us your  favorite crocheted coverings. Snap a pic and send it to us at @SLmag!


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