Ok, this is one big ass ball of yarn.
Or I should say ball of roving. Shown with a jar of 14" long knitting needles for scale. It is here in my living room because I have a problemchallenge. I'm hoping some of you will join me in meeting this challenge, in return for some small prizes and a ton of goodwill and gratitude.
This is the deal. I have an art installation that goes up at the gallery on October 3rd, for which I need to knit 100 hats out of this here roving. That's right, 100 hats. I use the terms "hat" and "knit" loosely, since these hats will require very little of the time, skill, or commitment that knitting usually entails; the roving is about 1.5 inches in diameter and the needles to be used are US size 19.
Can you see where I'm heading?
I came up with this idea too late to knit them all myself, lest I seriously damage my body and mind.
I'm sending out a plea for knitters who will commit to making a hat or 2 or 3 or more in the next four weeks.
How it will work. By next week, I will send out materials and a pattern to anyone who signs up. I will need to get finished hats back by September 20. They should take less than 2 hours to make, perhaps WAY less (I'm making the prototype tomorrow and will know more then; the hats will be knit at a tremendously big gauge, bigger than the hat shown in the button to the right).
What do you get in return, besides gratitude?
* Recognition at the show and on my website - all knitters will be listed and thanked!
* Chances at winning prizes - knitting & food related!
* The option to have one of the hats sent back to you to keep after the installation ends in November.
(They will all get cattle tags applied to them and become part of an installation that I'm tentatively calling "Conference." The piece of art you get back will include a cattle tag and will be a numbered piece of this variable edition).
Please comment below or email me at knitme9 (at) larissabrown (dot) net to let me know if you're willing and able. In your comment or email, please let me know if you want to make one hat or more so I know how much roving to send. I will be forever in your debt if you make one, but even more so if you make more than one.
I've got 3 knitters signed up for this Great Meathead KnitUp, and I'm making a button you can steal and a list of participants.
Thanks for your consideration. I love you, man. :-)