woolies update..

update from super sleuth in nyc: the park service peeps didn’t take down gandhi’s gear.. who did then? who’s fibbin? hopefully the woolens ended up with someone who needed them then! whoever you are please post pics if you see/gottem!  wow, was four weeks ago now, sending love to you dear gandhi, may spring come soon!! [sentimental recap with pics from meg below, thanks meg!!]

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hear the monkeypigeon!

he hangs with gandhi at union square, video capture just posted at youtube

please vote gandhiwarmer as ‘good’ on good magazine

here is das link and thank you in advance!

gandhiwarmer trailer by meg mingione, full video by nikki price coming soon!

anyhow, please check meg’s awesome video! [nik & neil- do you hear the monkey pigeon there in the background?! :]

 

best feeling ever

i believe this is the most gratifying project i have worked on!!
it’s all about the giving.

thank you for the beautiful pics nikki, holly, meg, and mark!!

on the way to replenish the scarves to giveaway…

photo below by nikki price:

2.1.2010 5.30 pm

aargh, sad to report that gandhi’s scarf and hat has been taken down.  i have been trying to contact the park manager, so was waiting to report back w/ the news, as soon i find out if i may retrieve will let you know, i asked one of the vendors near his statue as he was packing it up, he told me that park manager took it down about 4pm..more as i find out..too bad, looked like it might be up there for a while..at least we got a great 36 über warm hours!!

although gandhi doesn’t look as warm now, i’m still feeling the warmth and glow from saturday’s event, i had not anticipated how happy it would make me! seeing people who were chilly get scarves and smiles on people’s faces spreading as walking by has been the most gratifying thing i believe i have ever done.

below is a pic to continue that warming feeling although gandhi’s statue isn’t as warm as it was when toasty in hand knitteds made with love :] the man w/ the black and white was the first giftee and so happy for that scarf!! also pics of yesterday, with new scarves out front  & wondering if gandhi’s gear is in that park service truck…

i will continue to leave scarves at gandhi’s gate & i think that’s a wonderful way to keep this fire going! if you can, please bring some too!

write-ups, tweets, posts on gandhi’s warming! :]

in the gothamist!!

tweets on gandhiwarmer!

tweets from lion brand yarn & peeps on gandhi w/ his knit hat & scarf in union square!

chris saunders’ blog: high low & in between

unionsquare neighborhoodr, damn gina, browntown, 100 dresses project, streetsy, outside in, dooce communityshiny erica, fiberpornchinaepressmodernartnotes by tyler green, another bouncing ball by regina hackett, dude & the unicorn!

forwarded to me by mi amiga beth, live journal & osmium blog!

also wordnik for knitster, a nice german blog, mokelet, oliver + s, & urban muser

1.31.2010

was still up as of  8pm sunday, i replenished some scarves earlier in the day and one had been taken by 8 pm, will report back soon on today’s status.  **if you have scarves or hats to donate, please still bring them, set inside of the gate in front of gandhi!

i love seeing how happy this makes people, the woman below slowly walked by, taking pictures and smile getting bigger and bigger as she passed me.  people pausing for a moment as they go by, smiling, snapping a picture, calling a friend.. my heart is warmed by this and by seeing the people who needed scarves excitedly and gratefully accepting them.  i heart nyc!!