bazinga – 1. A catchy phrase to accompany your clever pranks. As popularized by Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory). 2. A short post highlighting something that Emma and Kelly think is freaking fabulous.
I love flashmobs. Today, I came across a link to a knitting flashmob:
I defy you to look at it and not smile. The accompanying text on youtube says, in part:
“Since 1955, Loes Veenstra has knitted over 550 sweaters and stored them in her home on the 2nd Carnissestraat in Rotterdam. The sweaters have never been worn. Until today. […] Loes and the fruit of her decades of knitting were ‘discovered’ by Museum Rotterdam. The museum has put her sweaters on display as part of the exhibition ´Over leven in Carnisse´ (Life in Carnisse), on show until January 18, 2013 in Gemaal op Zuid (Pretorialaan 141, Rotterdam).”
The text also contains links to the exhibition and a book about Loes’ sweaters.
Everyone in the flashmob is wearing one of her handknitted, never-before-worn sweaters. It is a gallery of styles from the past decades (yes! I remember the 80s!) shown off in style and good cheer.
I loved the video! Thanks for pointing it out to us, I’d never have found it on my own.
Wow! Very cool! LOVE the sweaters and the colors.
Incredible, thanks for sharing. Enjoyed every moment of it.
I saw the video with a mix of astonishment and sadness. It begs to be asked: why would a person knit so prolifically for decades yet never have anyone wear her sweaters until now?
I must say I agree with you, Ann. Although I think the flashmob is wonderful and charming, I couldn’t help but think that she should have donated these to charities as they came off the needles instead of keeping them. Since I haven’t read any of the background on her life or motivation, I am not sure of what her story is.