This morning and yesterday evening, knitters covered 69 parking meters along Montague Street with knitted cozies as part of a public art project commissioned by the Montague Street Business Improvement District. Artist and organizer Magda Sayeg (above, far left), the founder of Knitta Please, put the finishing touches on the 69th pole this morning, and unveiled it at a ceremony with the BID’s director Chelsea Mauldin and board president Tim King.
The poles will be decorated through mid-June, and Mauldin said she will soon post a walking tour of each pole on the BID’s Web site. For more information, here are the project’s two press releases: [pdf] [pdf]
Nearly 50 volunteer knitters created the poles — a move that moved Sayeg almost to tears, she said this morning. “I was prepared to knit all 69 meters,” she said, laughing. “But I’m thrilled that so many people in the community came out [to make the cozies].”