Saturday, November 20, 2010

Help keep Austin Blair warm

Knittas 4 Life, from Michigan's lovely capitol city of Lansing, are making a scarf for the statue of Austin Blair. Who was Austin Blair? Well, born in New York, he moved to Jackson, Michigan to study law and was Governor of Michigan from 1861 to 1864. He opposed slavery and was a champion for human rights. His statue graces the front lawn of the State Capitol that was dedicated on October 12, 1898.

They are inviting everyone who would like to be a part of this project to make a piece five inches wide and as long as you want. Information on where to send to your work can be found on their web site.

This is a fun project and the lazy way to be involved in a yarn bombing! Believe me, the knitting/crocheting is the easy part. We all have ends of skeins from projects that we're keeping for goodness knows what. Well, this is the goodness you've been saving it for! Make room for more yarn and be involved in a subversive project, what could be better?!

Send some scarf love to Knittas 4 Life!!

(Photo by James Tyler)


Anonymous said...

This is GREAT! Thanks so much for sharing! K4L

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Thank you from Gov Blair's great-great granddaughter!

Whee! Play with yarn said...

How wonderful for a relative of Austin Blair to see this and approve! Thank you for the comment! I'll make sure Knittas for Life hear about this as they are the ones responsible for the idea and implementation of this splendid and delightful project.

Thanks again for your mention of endorsement!