Bryant Park Knitting

You can learn to knit for free in Bryant Park. And the research and main lending libraries are right by!

Oddly, Knit New York is downtown — a few blocks east of Union Square. Why didn’t they do it in Washington Square Park?

Also, as a new weird place that sells yarn, I noticed that Ivy League Stationers (“We give change with a smile!”), near Columbia, is now selling yarn and needles. But oddly, expensive yarn — like Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. I mentioned that I didn’t know they sell yarn, and a couple weeks later, they posted a sign in the window that says “We sell yarn and knitting needles!”

Posted in Uncategorized at April 27th, 2006. Trackback URI: trackback

4 Responses to “Bryant Park Knitting”

  1. April 28th, 2006 at 7:21 am #Sarah

    I was thinking about knitting while on the 10 hour flight to Greece. I was thinking that I should take up knitting to kill time on all these long flights I take. But then I figured that security would never allow knitting needles on board. I’m not even allowed to have small scissors or a wine opener.

  2. April 28th, 2006 at 1:00 pm #Tamara

    I wish they did this kind of thing in LA. Maybe they do and I just don’t know it. Sarah- you could take up crochet if they don’t allow knitting needles, I crochet on the plane all the time.

  3. April 29th, 2006 at 9:57 am #marie

    Thanks for posting the Bryant Park knitting lessons! that is a great way to spend a monday afternoon! I brought plastic needles on board a plane and they didn’t bother me. Check with the airline first! Happy Hooking!! :>

  4. April 29th, 2006 at 4:19 pm #adam

    This blog’s author dragged me to some knitting store on 14th Street (around First Ave.), and I was bored while she searched for whatever it was … I think some kind of plastic rings that you put on your needles to keep count of stitches. Anyway, I read some crap there near the register about “Bringing Needles on Planes.”

    It said that most airlines had relaxed their policies but that it was best to bring plastic or wooden needles, even better to bring circular, and that a good thing to do was already have some project going on it so it’s more convincing. It also warned you to ring a SASE large enough to hold your needles and in-progress work so you could send it home just in case they gave you a no-go.

    I’m sure some knitblogger has already posted about this, so you should do a search for this info. Or maybe this blog’s author should get a copy of that guidesheet next time she goes to that store. It would be helpful if she posted it on her site for others to see!

    Also: They probably don’t host this in Washington Square Park because, really, even though WSP is not as bad as it once was, Bryant Park is much nicer and better taken care of. BP has a great garden plan and has planted different flowers so there’s something blooming at any one time during the season. It’s also cleaner and there are fewer CRAZY PEOPLE there. Mostly just Midtown worker bees taking lunch. There are also more chairs and tables in BP and there’s free wireless Internet access, so knitbloggers can blog while learning the craft.