Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Texas Knitters


I bet you never heard of Knitta, aka "the Texas Knitters"... As you can imagine these ladies - and men - have something to do with... knitting! But instead of knitting sweaters or scarves, they knit garments for the street furniture! Some members of the knitta team were in Paris last weekend, sheltered by an art gallery in the Village Saint Paul. I went to see them and took several photos of their work .

26 comments:

  1. That's rather interesting, though I don't know what I'd think if I was walking down the street and the poles were dressed warmer than I was...

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  2. ...knit garments for the street... you keep surprising us Eric!!!

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  3. That is an awesomely fantastic idea. I shall pass it on to whomever I can get hold of at the City Of Dunedin. Let me tell you, we have plenty of people who knit around here!
    Thanks Eric,
    Wayne

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  4. Have I heard of the Texas Knitters? Of...of course, I haven't heard of the Texas Knitters, until now! I just hope the dogs are friendly to the knitted artistic covers on the poles or it could get messy. Another great photo shoot, Eric!

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  5. Awesome Eric. I can never get over how you find these things. Do the people call you and say, "Hey Eric, why not come take a photo of our poles?" or do you read about it then go take a photo? How DOOOOO you work exactly?

    P.S. I expect an answer this time! :-)

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  6. Great find Eric! That's wild! Knit one, perle one indeed. Now THAT'S a whacky Paris photo! Keep those eyes peeled and keep supplying!

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  7. I have mixed feelings about this one....On the one hand, I appreciate a lot the creativity behind this project, but on the other hand, this cannot survive a dog pee or a hard falling rain!!! I'd like to think they have found some interesting new materials to knit those street garments with.

    Nice shot anyway!!!

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  8. I have mixed feelings about this one....On the one hand, I appreciate a lot the creativity behind this project, but on the other hand, this cannot survive a dog pee or a hard falling rain!!! I'd like to think they have found some interesting new materials to knit those street garments with.

    Nice shot anyway!!!

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  9. Bravo! The streets will be less cold this winter!

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  10. He he !! I recall you writing about these posts before but this knitted covering is the best by far. Well, maybe they do feel the cold, they're not made of steel you know...

    Well knitted, Texas Knitters!

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  11. Wow! I've never heard of them, so once again, I've learned something new. Sorry I couldn't open the photos you downloaded. I did get to read about them from your link. This movement will become KNIT-torious, maybe? I'll be in the lookout for their work...

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  12. The folks in Paris are so considerate. They even want the street bollards to stay warm. Tres gentil! I hope everyone else is staying warm as well. The west coast is flooding, the east coast is under blizzards. Maybe they need the services of Knitta.

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  13. Hmmm...and they found their way to Paris??? Very interesting. What is next...lace doilies for the benches in the Tuileries??? LOL!!!

    Eric..for some reason the link to the extra photos won't open...maybe it's just moi...merci! ;-)

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  14. Photos don't load for me on the "making of" but that's OK, we get the idea. Personally, I think it's kind of cute. Totally useless, as well, but rather harmless. But hey, ladies, if you're watching this, how about knitting something for the feet of the Eiffel Tower? ;)

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  15. That goes onto my list of one of the cutest things I have ever seen! How some people get their ideas!

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  16. I only discovered your site today, and was telling my friend about it over lunch, and about the "knitted garments for the street furniture." Later, we were walking through the 4th arrondissement, when she pointed to a pole, and said, "Hey! Is that what the guy took a picture of?" And sure enough...there was a pole with a knitted covering.

    I do love the things one will see in Paris...

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  17. Hi everyone. Sorry for the - non - pictures on the making of - Blogger's fault, I promise! Anyway I reloaded them and it seems to work. (Besides, like Tomate said, you kinda have the idea without extra pictures right?)

    Michael: here is YOUR answer! I simply read about this in the paper and thought "oooh that would a neat (knit?!) photo for PDP". So I called the gallery, emailed the PR girl, etc. See all the effort I put in providing you'll with a daily pic about Paris LOL !

    Lynn, are you sure I mentioned this already? Because I only found out about them very recently.

    Soj. Welcome!

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  18. I thought I saw this here before, too - I think Lynn may be talking about the time you put the knitted glove on top of the pole (a looonnng time ago ;) but that was just random?)

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  19. Yes I think that's what Lynn meant too Pont Girl. I remember the purple glove on top of the pole, that was cutest thing!

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  20. Thanks for shining the spotlight on knitting! Great photo! Gives a new meaning to the phrase "Global Warming"! In a real nice way!

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  21. I've never heard of them, but I LOVE that you went to see them!!

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