Tuesday, February 03, 2009

My Old Friend

Today I am meeting with Lion Brand to finalize the plans for the front window of their new store on 15th Street, Lion Brand Studio. Then I will have a month to knit and crochet in order to finish it: the deadline is March 1st. When I suggested that a month was not a huge amount of time to knit up something to fill a seven-foot wide window, David Blumenthal (the CEO of LB), just looked at me. Here is a man who has spent his life around knitters, fast knitters. He wasn't hearing any of it.

I do worry that expectations are set rather high. I asked for and received the price I wanted to do the project but it was clear that it was more than they had expected to spend, so now the pressure is on. Oh expectations! I shake my fist at you!

In the end, however, it is just knitting, my old friend.

3 comments:

OfTroy said...

will you get 'credit" (will your work be labeled in the window?)

It will be there for months.. and a wonderful showcase--So much of your work is so ephemeral.. it will be nice to have something last MONTHS (not hours or day!)

Patti Blaine said...

This one I hope to see in person! (will it still be up in July?) :)

Robyn said...

I am not sure how the installation will be labeled. It might be credited. I know they are asking us to document the creation as part of the whole story about it, so there is something planned.

The piece will be there from March 1st to June 1st, I believe. Some loose talk about "the next window" but let's see how this one pans out!