2.14.2007

valentine hugs


some people buy roses for valentine's day. a bunch of us decided to knit 40 scarves.


and then get up verrrrry early on this blustery valentine morning and hang them up on streetlights and bus shelters along main street in downtown rochester.



our hope: that they'll provide some much-needed warmth in the middle of the biggest snowstorm in four years.




just as we were finishing, we saw a man quietly walk up to one, untie it, and tuck it into his pocket.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are amazing!!!!!

Kelly Rippa

RayGunGirl said...

Oh you are so awesome!

Anonymous said...

that is the most darling thing ever.

Anonymous said...

I drove down Main Street just to see them 6 hours later and there were still a few there, their little heart-cut tags blowing in the snow flakes. So fun!
~Rach

Vanessa said...

oh wow!!! you guys are awesome, way cool!!

Heatherly said...

ilove the scarf idea! i wish we had snow to warrant it. right now we are trying to choose between short or long sleeves to wear today.

Inky said...

brilliant! i hope your hugs are around the necks of many people today, bringing them warmth and goodness. you guys rock!

insaknitty said...

what a fantastic idea! I'm sure you've warmed lots of necks and hearts today! :)

Kelly B said...

I am extremely excited, for two reasons-
a) I see one of the scarves I knit in that little pile! and
b) Kelly Rippa commented on your blog?????????

Seriously though, you guys did awesome. Wish I could have joined you this morning- darn work!

nicole said...

What a lovely idea! Thank you for bringing some warmth into the world!

Sarah said...

That is so nice. I love it!

rachel iufer said...

that is the coolest idea ever! i love it!

amy said...

wow, that left me speechless, what a generous and beautiful act!

Olgajazzy said...

Girls, you are the most adventurous and kind-hearted and knit promoting chicks Ever!
You rock! Happy Valentine's Day!

Annelie said...

Awsome idea, you rock!

Amy said...

Such a great Valentine idea! I hope someone finds one and blogs it.

goldtop said...

a lovely idea :)

Leslie said...

What an awesome idea!

Mandy said...

That's the sweetest idea ever!

Knittyknitter said...

Awwww.. that's so sweet!!

erin michelle said...

my old stomping (well, waiting-for-buses) grounds! go wild for knitting strikes again : ) aww. that's wonderful. i know there are about fifty million people downtown that are going to appreciate the generosity. xoxoxoxoxo

Nora said...

You're an amazing woman!!

Erin said...

Wow! What an amazing idea! I've heard of knitters who stockpile scarves for random gift giving before, but never in a manner as thougtful and spontaneous as this.

Now I have something to look forward to next Valentine's Day ('cause I'm gonna copy -- how could I not?)

Thanks!
-long-time lurker

Genie said...

Please move to Seattle immediately so we can do this...

You guys are great!!!

clairity123 said...

roch-cha-cha is indeed lucky to have you guys!!!!

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