Sunday, 18 January 2009

he's lovely and tactile, he's cheeky and he's right outside the manager's office. thanks to Artsparker we now have a lookout post. Hooray

I spoke to the Rehab officer last week and she told me that the guerilla knits are great for blind and visually impaired people at the centre to find their way around and they also provide a bit of cushioning just in case there's the odd bump here and there! I think it is our duty now to go and knit woolies for poles and posts throughout the land. Forward knitters, forward.

15 comments:

LostLuggage said...

I never thought about helping the blind....what an excellent idea! I knit.

Jeane said...

OMG! two for one! - hardscapes made into eyecandy AND offers tactile ground and bump comfy for others! it's a winner!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I love your mission "to spend more time making art!" Plus its a bonus your art makes the world nicer for people who might bump into poles!

A rambling rose said...

I'll be looking out for the look out when I come
Fantastic!!

ArtSparker said...

Thanks, Kate -

What a kick to see my instant gargoyle in place.

Chris said...

Wow, this is VERY interesting, and the knowledge that they HELP and PROTECT is also radical! How did you make this?!

Luisa Santos said...

that's so great... your designs are wonderful and knowing that they help make them even greater. This one is particularly fun :)

grrl+dog said...

yeah,

poles as maps - another great use for them. Love this guardian, he reminds me of a New Zealand tiki,

Cattoo said...
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Cattoo said...

This is wonderful and I imagine it has brought a few smiles to some of those people spending time in that rehab centre, which is a healer in itself.

For some reason 'The Giant and the Bean Stalk' come to mind when I look at it :-)

lynne h said...

lol, forward, knitters, forward... you're inspiring me kate!! although i think i will have to leave the 'knifty knitter' behind and reacquaint myself with crocheting...

the lookout post is fabulous!!

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

i really gotta do something like this once it gets warmer...very cool

Curious Curandera said...

this is a great idea!

victoria thorne said...

this is just wonderful...love it! great art + good deeds...marvelous...

india said...

i've been following a trail of breadcrumbs through the forest...and here i am!
greetings from the other side of the whirled