Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Bridge Cosy

Ah yes Harrietville. On the return trip from Harrietville last year, after a conversation with another participant, my driver and I decided we needed to do something special, both for the weekend participants and the people of Harrietville. After much brainstorming, laughter, and 'we must be mad!', etc., we decided on making a scarf for the bridge at Harrietville.

Logistical considerations meant that we needed to enlist help and a number of people were roped in. After a minimal stash busting exercise we had more than enough to ply together and knit into a long scarf. More helpers were roped in and the length was transported to Harrietville for installation late Friday night.

Enlisting another helper at the last miniute and then trying to be as quiet as far does the sound of giggles for the scientists!...we laid it out and found we had just the right amount to cover the length of the walkway side of the bridge and bows in each end around the columns.

Immediate response was quiet as the interest built through the day, puzzling most people, and we were able to keep it secret till the Saturday night when we announced ourselves as the culprits. It was a wonderful success as an installation, but also such a wonderful process, working/playing with my wonderful friends.

At the end of the weekend all that was left were these bags!

PS. No stashes were harmed in the making of this scarf!


Moorecat said...

That was SO. MUCH. FUN.

Can't wait to see what others come up with next year!!

Knitspingirl said...

I think my favorite comment of the night was that when asked if we wanted to play bridge, this wasn't quite what we had in mind!!
Love Tammie