Last Friday, at the Greenwood/Phinney “Seattle Summer Streets” giant block party, I rolled out my traveling studio-on-a-cart down the middle of the street, sat down and got to work!
At first the empty street felt pretty eerie, but once things started going I had more people than I could handle wanting to crochet or find out about what was going on. It was a real blast, with kids wizzing by on bikes and stopping to talk, giant bubbles and squealing toddlers.
Special thanks to Wyly Astley for all her help!
I felt like I handed out a hundred or so cards, so I hope to see those faces further on this spring. It was a great kick-off to this project, and the conversation veered mostly to people talking about who they learned to crochet from, who crocheting reminded them of — mostly grandmothers, aunts, 70′s crocheted vests one was forced to wear as a child, and the way our hands seem to remember things we thought we had forgotten. A lot of kids stayed to keep crocheting even after it got dark and cold. Thanks for hosting me Greenwood/Phinney people, I had a blast!
See the whole set of images on my flickr