I saw this on a store’s sidewalk sign before leaving Nola..

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Was a lovely, serendipitous spotting.  Looking very forward to today’s warming!

3pm, near dupont circle – Hope you  can make it and please bring scarves and hats to give away or flowers for Gandhi’s feet if you can.  Warm.

less than 48 hours..

I received a snapshot of the beautiful assembled garland to drape along gandhi’s tootsies and it totally made my week! [photo below] my dear amigas of k1-d2 totally outdid themselves : )

Thank you to Prince of Petworth in DC for the blogpost today!

Also, here’s a link to the event on facebook.  So here’s to things going well and safe travels for all traveling in for the warming and we are all so very thrilled to be doing a second gandhiwarmer this year!! [it will now be an annual event, each year in a different locay]

With the seventy degree weather today in New Orleans, I’m about to pack all of my winter woolies from my NYC and Wisco days, brrr!  I hear from our dc contact already arrived, Knitorious M.E.G., that things are very chilly, snow is upon the ground, and Gandhi looks cooooold! We’re on the waaaay dear frozen, bronze Gandhi!

Looking very forward to seeing you there!  If you can, bring a hat or scarf to give away or flowers for gandhi’s celebration, cheers!

such beautiful work!

casting off the 40″ in diameter hat! : ]

haha! here’s hoping this is the perfect fit for 8’8″ Gandhi : ]

sneak preview of Gandhi’s flower garland..

check out the beautiful work by the amazing women, my dear amigas, of K1-D2 – they are the ladies who taught me how to knit so that I could knit Gandhi’s scarf and hat last year by the way..

this flower garland will drape Gandhi’s tootsies this next Sunday!!

 

Warming getting very close!

Tomorrow makes the warming one week away!!  Getting really excited about this in DC and we have some collaborators in regional yarn shops that are collecting hats & spreading the word!

In DC: Looped Yarn Works and Fibre Space and in RVA: The Yarn Lounge

Also – last year’s warming is included in the online dictionary ‘wordnik’ for ‘knitster’!! Love that : ]

Wow, last year’s warming was the coldest day of the year at like 15 degrees? Brrrrr, am curious about the weather for this year’s warming!  Speaking of Gandhi in NYC’s Union Square, I heard from my dear friend Lisa that Gandhi is looking very chilly these days – I wish that whoever ended up w/ Gandhi’s woolens would put them back on him for a bit!  I hate to think of Gandhi looking cold : [

My dear ladies & cohorts of K1-D2 are busy knitting Gandhi’s scarf and a beautiful flower garland to place around his feet.  Below are a couple of process pics of Gandhi’s hat, this year I’m knitting sans pattern and started from the top.  Over the holidays while visiting friends, I got started on Gandhi’s hat and a few buddies from K1-D2 came over for an impromptu knit.  At first, I tried to start w/ a pattern from ravelry & on the circular’s [doi to big to start with!] and then moved to the double pointeds and decided to wing it.

I finally got the hang of the DPN’s [like that knitting lingo hmm!] and learned to stop dropping my extra needle, what is this fourth one for again?!! : ]  The hat for this year is inspired loosely by the roof of a hindu temple, while wanting to keep it basic for Gandhi’s wishes, and I got this beautiful hunk of green eco yarn at my local shop in NOLA.  Please excuse the mess around the hat in the photo below, things are really busy here with BirdProject and for an upcoming recycling/trash awareness sculpture for Tulane’s Green Team : ]

I am looking very forward to next weekend and am thrilled to give Gandhi in DC his winter woolies and cold passers-by some warmth by hats and scarves and hats collected or made by all those mentioned above!! GWDC!

This year’s gandhiwarmer is in DC!

Come & join us if you can!
sunday, january 30 at 3pm

k1-d2 and i are knitting a scarf, hat, and a flower garland for gandhi in DC! we are excited to do this again & would love it if you would like to contribute as well!

please bring no-longer-used or newly knitted hats/scarves to give to those in need, flowers for his feet, or just enjoy a bit of camaraderie while listening to some beautiful indian music during gandhi’s warming ceremony, which we are really excited to be doing this again this year!

link to locay between dupont circle and the phillips collection at Massachusetts, Q & 21st NW:

you can check for more info here or on the facebook fan page

& see pics of last year’s warming here on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/84919580@N00/sets/7215762332…

cheers & hope to see you!

in honor of gandhi & for independence around the world

see the first recorded video [with sound] of gandhi, my hero.