on the needles

Monday, August 29, 2005

Another Reason to Visit Ireland

Nona linked to a really interesting story about The Knitting Map which apparently was in the latest Vogue Knitting. I have the magazine but entirely missed seeing this story! I guess I really liked the patterns this time. :) Anyhow, The Knitting Map is an installation/performance art project going on in Cork, Ireland. 50 volunteer knitters work in shifts to translate the life of the city into stitches. Using GPS technology, they are tracking the movement of people throughout the city, day and night. Volume of movement is assigned a numerical value and translated into different patterns for the knitters. For example, rush hour traffic will become heavy cables. Small gatherings of people are represented as bobbles. Sleepy late night hours become stockinette. The project will last for a year and color changes in the yarn will reflect the changing seasons. Wouldn't it be fun to participate in this project??


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