Thanks to Knitty City and Bryant Park Knits, lucky park visitors will be a bit warmer this winter.
The bitter cold is just starting to hit the Big Apple, and Bryant Park is ready with beautiful, warm scarves. This will be the second year for the Found But Not Lost program, and the folks at Knitty City are still busy making scarves. We’re up to 196 at last count, and we’ll most likely hit the 200 mark soon.
We got off to a great start last summer when participants at Bryant Park Knits, led by Pearl Chin of Knitty City, worked diligently to create scarves on the Upper Terrace. Ms. Chin then continued the project at her shop, where students and instructors have worked through the fall and early winter to ensure there will be a great selection at the park.
Once the weather gets really cold and the Lowell Fountain starts to freeze over, we’ll tie a whole bunch of scarves onto our bistro chairs on the Fountain Terrace. Scarves will also be attached to fences, railings, monuments, chairs, and lampposts throughout the park. Each scarf sports a tag with the program’s name. If you find yourself at the park and cold, please take a scarf for yourself, for a friend, or any other person in need of a winter warmer. Giving, and getting, makes one feel warm and fuzzy.
We thank Ms. Chin, the Knitty City staff, and Bryant Park Knits participants for making it all possible. Ms. Chin can be reached at Pearl@KnittyCity.com for more information. Knitty City is also hoping that more city knitting stores will follow their lead and create some beautiful scarves for those in need. To help spread the word, we ask all knitters to tell their scarf stories via Instagram and use the hashtags #foundbutnotlost and #bpknits.
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