A lot of you probably already know about E.A.S.T the groovy art event that happens all over the East side for two weekends. I live here in the east and let me tell you, if you've never taken the E.A.S.T. tour it is really something. The 2010 event kicked off this past weekend and this coming weekend you have another chance to check out art studios large and small, see great art, eat snacks, and meet fellow art lovers. But something you might not know is that Tuesday night, November 16th, from 5:30ish til 10:30ish, Starving Art Studios at 2326 E. Cesar Chavez is hosting Eastside Knit Night.
EKN is being brought to you by The Wondercraft folks-- they operate a craft shop out of a shiny Airstream named Stella-- and Yarn Harvest, the folks who take old sweaters and turn them into "new" yarn. Both Wondercraft and Yarn Harvest are local operations (yay, Austin!). There will be many great knitters on hand to teach new knitters (I believe I'm on the roster of teachers). And at some point they'll be screening the documentary Handmade Nation which features Austin's Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching and Madga Sayeg, aka Knitta Please, who, you might recall, blessed our city this past year with lots of great knit graffiti (vastly improving "those blue things" at the Lamar underpass).
They'll be free gifts from Gauge Knits (hi Karli!) for the first thirty people to show up.
This is going to be a SUPER AWESOME EVENT! Please join us!