REPRESENT w/ a Purl, Man

TIME: 7:00am
DATE: 03-22-07
PLACE: Rockefeller Center, NYC
REASON:
We are here, we knit(or spin, or crochet, or just love our fiber), and we will demand respect from Matt Lauer and the TODAY Show

The full invitation is here (INVITE)

My friend Kimberly and I are traveling down to see the Harlot and the beginning of the revolution in New York on the 22nd. We have decided to stage our own demonstration of knitting and the fiber arts and hope to let the world (or at least the viewers of morning news) know that we are a force to be reckoned with. Fear my knitting powers…ah…ha…ha…ha…

Please pass this invitation along in your blogs or podcasts or through email to your friends. The more the merrier. I plan on bringing a big sign and a sock project. Afterwards I plan on going to the museum to see the knitting exhibit.

Later in the day I hope to get some yarn crawling in and eventually I will make it to FIT to join the rest of the throngs.

Let me know if you have any good ideas of places I must check out in NYC knitting related..:)

16 thoughts on “REPRESENT w/ a Purl, Man”

  1. Hey, Guido, I just bought my bus ticket online and oneway Boston-NYC is $15… of course, it’s $41 to return the next day, but what a bargain. Count us in as fiber arts fiends!

  2. The Yarn Crawl must include the legendary School Products, not far from the FIT.

    1201 Broadway # 3
    New York, NY 10001
    (212) 679-3516 (between 28th and 28th)
    Just realized that I will miss the Today show. What station is it on, anyway? We need an NPR equivalent……

  3. OOH! I wish I lived anywhere near NYC… I want to go to see the HArlot, and it’d be fun to be part of the Today Show group.!! I’ll have to tape the show so I don’t miss it. :D

  4. Hi-
    just read your post & invite & noted that you will be staying in Stamford, CT, former home of Knit Together. I remember that you came in looking for massive amounts of yarn to knit a huppa (did I spell that correctly? my apologies if I didn’t). Anyway, just to avoid your finding out the hard way (that being showing up only to see an empty space with a “for lease” sign in the window), the store closed last week, and now we former employees are home knitting our stash. I would have enjoyed seeing you again, and I have enjoyed your podcast now & again. Anyway, just wanted you to know in case you didn’t already & have a great time in NYC!

  5. Hi,

    I would love to meet you for the today show, unfortunately I have to work in the morning :( As for your yarn crawl, You should definitely stop at Seaport Yarn. (http://seaportyarn.com/) They are not you typical Yarn Shop. Although they are in lower manhattan, it is still a great store. I however will definitely make it to see the Yarn Harlot. Had to take half a day, to visit some yarn shops and all. Have a great time!

  6. Hey Guido! I’m a fan of your podcast, and I think it’s great that you and friends are heading to NYC to REPRESENT! I live in Florida all the time, but I’m up in NY/NJ at least once per month. I would like to second the recommendation to hit up School Products. You might also visit Habu Textiles (paper yarns! bamboo! weaving stuff!) – not your ordinary yarn store. Another great one is Knit NY – they open late most nights and have a cafe. Make sure if you go there you hit up the sale yarns in the “back room”; there’s nothing “clearance” about them.
    Habu Textiles
    135 W 29th St
    New York, NY 10001
    (212) 239-3546

    Knit NY (open 11am-8pm 7 days/wk)
    307 East 14t St.
    (between 1st and 2nd Ave.)
    New York, NY 10003
    212.387.0707
    212.387.0526
    info@knitnewyork.com

  7. Love the Evite and will look for your podcast. I wish I could come to the Today Show and yarn crawl but I work till 5! I will be at FIT for the talk and hat donation though. Have fun!

  8. SHOOT! I just (literally, this afternoon) booked a ticket to arrive at 6:30 that evening to visit my sisters. I’ll have to see if I can exchange my ticket.

    For any other boston-area people who are thinking of going, greyhound is $30 round-trip, and the Fung Wah is even less, if you don’t mind it’s record of flipping over, catching on fire, etc.

  9. After the Today Show, pop into Kinokuniya, a Japanese bookstore that carries J-craft books. It’s on 49th St a couple doors east of the Today Show set. Also don’t miss the ceiling mural inside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, affectionately known as “The Crotch” [giggle]. It coulda been a Diego Rivera (long story).

    After the MAD exhibit, check out the two MOMA shops (there may not be enough time to check out MOMA itself, sigh) next door and across the street.

    If you’re taking public transportation, try an unlimited ride MetroCard. Groups may find sharing a cab is less expensive.

    Good luck, have fun, and see ya there!

  10. whoa go you!!! I wish I could be there but I will be watching with coffee in hand. Tell Matt Lauer that I love his hunky self!

  11. I saw you guys on the Today show. The Harlot Hoard was right in front. Woo-Hoo! Yea for the good guys.

  12. I posted some pics from the Today Show on my blog. Feel free to swipe them. Way to Represent! Wish I could have been there.

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