Nana's Knitting Shop

Knitting tales of a lifelong knitter
and yarn shop owner.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Crochet Coral Reef - Just Go!

Grandson number one is in the Chicago Children's Choir (he sings like an angel and we are so very proud) and I took him to a retreat at the Cultural Center downtown on Saturday.

Normally, trucking downtown would not be my idea of a good 8:00 a.m. Saturday activity, but I knew the Hyperbolic Crochet Reef was there and I was a bit more than curious.

The brainchild of Christine and Margaret Wertheim at the Institute of Figuring in Los Angeles, the crochet reef was created to call attention to the plight of the world's reefs as a result of global warming.

The vision, the talent, the artistry is just astounding. Here are a few sample pictures. For more information and pictures, go here.

The reef will be on display at the Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street through December 16. Go!

And for your viewing pleasure, here are more pictures of the sweaters we're knitting:

Salt Peanuts by Veronik Avery. Yarn: Cascade 220

Minimalist Cardigan by Ruthie Nussbaum. Yarn: Tahki Torino

Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood. Yarn: Cascade 220

Green Gable by Zephyr Style. Yarn: Malabrigo worsted


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