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In Which There is Knitting!!!!!! [Feb. 13th, 2011|03:03 pm]
kyle cassidy
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whafford told me about Found Objects, a project of Artinvention to raise money for the homeless. It's so creative and clever. Brad's mother is one of dozens of people knitting tiny sweaters and then leaving them in public places with a tag that says "Upon finding, please make a contribution to the National Coalition for the Homeless by visiting nationalhomeless.org." Do you knit? Do you want to participate? If so, contact Maggie Leininger, she'll hook you up with patterns and tags.

This sweater was knitted by Brad's mother, Nita is an amazing artist -- you really should check out her work here. I placed this one for her at the clothespin outside of Philadelphia's City Hall.

In other news -- I want to hire a knitter.
EDIT: I THINK WE HAVE THIS COVERED. Many thanks to all who contacted me.

Every year I wander around stores aimlessly looking for a turtleneck sweater like Hemingway wore in his portrait by Eisenstaedt, and every year I come up empty handed. And then sometime during the year (usually around July) I think "why not have someone make me one" and then I forget about it.

So, this is my favorite sweater

Clickenzee to Embiggen!

(I apologize for Roswell covering it up. I mentioned that I have to spend a great deal of time carrying her around. I wasn't kidding. She's like a bowling ball attached to me by a 12 inch chain. (I also cooked breakfast like this.) You can see the sweater a bit better here.)

It's soft and warm and I've worn it much for years. The neck's come apart and I'd love it if someone could knit (and attach) a turtleneck to it. Perfect color match not important. Email me to discuss. kyle at kylecassidy dot com.

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[User Picture]From: kaiann
2011-02-13 09:39 pm (UTC)
You have many knitter fans, including myself. I'll spread this around Ravelry and I'm sure I can find a suitable qualified person quickly.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-02-13 10:11 pm (UTC)
Judging from past comments, I think that my reader base goes like this:

1) knitters
2) pet people
3) photographers
4) gun owners
5) zombie hunters
6) science-fiction fans
7) writers
8) Dresden Doll fans
9) ninjas
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-02-13 10:12 pm (UTC)
oh, and typeographers in there somewhere.
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[User Picture]From: kaiann
2011-02-13 10:44 pm (UTC)
A Ravelry LSG (Lazy, Stupid and Godless ;) ) knitter has emailed you, Kyle! I'm sorry I couldn't help you, but I'm starting a new job Monday, and I'm concerned I don't have the knitting skill.

Please give Roswell a smooch for me and enjoy your fixed sweater!
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-02-13 10:49 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to smooch roswell for you, but we're on the back porch and she's sniffing the snow, perhaps in preparation to eating it. I'll get her later.

Oh wait, here she comes. Smooched. Snow, it seems, not very tasty.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-02-13 11:03 pm (UTC)
if your ray gun can melt through the human mind, we'll count it.
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[User Picture]From: wyyknot
2011-02-14 05:17 am (UTC)
All of the above except number 9. However - oldest son qualifies for 9.
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