May 26, 2006
Do you know what this is?
That's right. It's a PARKS PERMIT BABY!!!
SPIN ON SPIN IN SPIN OUT!
Saturday, June 24th, 11AM - 5PM
Central Park, NYC
Cherry Hill Fountain
Cherry Hill Fountain is a beautiful location assigned to us by the Parks Commission - they hold weddings there all the time to give you an idea of how pretty it is. It's location is mid-Park at 72nd Street, West of Bethesda Terrace. It's like dead center in the park so you can enter from either the west side or the east side. Here's a link to a map. COME ONE COME ALL! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SPIN TO ATTEND! There will be plenty of knitters and spinners. Spindle spinners, wheel spinners, etc. WANT TO LEARN? I can't believe there won't be people there to help you. Don't KNIT or SPIN? Come anyway. See what the craziness is about. The raindate will be the following day, Sunday, June 25th.
There are rules to go along with the permit:
-- NO SELLING OF ANYTHING. You need a crapload of other permits to sell stuff, so please don't bring your wares to sell. Thank you!
-- NO CARS. Cars are not permitted in the park without a crapload of other permits, so please don't bring your cars. Thank you!
-- NO WHEELS ON THE GRASS! They've given us an area with a lot of pavement around a gorgeous fountain. They don't want their grass messed up so please don't put your 1908 antique saxony made from new baby oak trees on their precious grass. Thank you!
-- NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. In bottles or cans, thank you. Alcohol is not permitted in the park without a crapload of other permits, so please don't bring your beer. If you've got a prescription for the drugs, well, then, let's just say I'm bringing mine! Thank you!
-- NO PETS OFF A LEASH. I don't know whether or not this is a rule of the park, but I'm sure it is and it's a personal peeve of mine. I know you love your animal a lot, but other people might not love it so much so keep it on a leash please. THANK YOU!
-- NO AMPLIFIED SOUND. Sound is not permitted in the park without a crapload of other permits, so please don't bring your ten foot sub woofers with 20 foot amps. Thank you!
-- NO BBQs. Cooking is not permitted in the park without a crapload of other permits, so please leave the Hibachis at home. Maybe a nice PB&J lunch? Thank you!
I think that covers the rules. Now onto the fun stuff!
You can't go to the spinning event of the century without a cool t-shirt, right? I've got your t-shirts right here baby!
I went a little Peter Max, no? It's like a Rorschach test. What do you see? (Besides the fact that I'm insane.) You can buy the crazy shirt here.
Not feeling so out there? I've got a tamer t-shirt for you too!
There are also hats and bags and stickers if you want. Click here to buy the tamer tee!
Now, it wouldn't be a January One event without prizes, would it?
We're holding a RAFFLE of sorts! We've got MANY great prizes coming!! Fiber from Blue Moon, books from Spin Off, more great fiber, tee-shirts, equipment and other goodies! You KNOW the prizes will be good. HOW DO I WIN? That's what you're asking isn't it?
For every $10.00 you spend on this registry, your name will be placed in the proverbial hat for drawings in the coming weeks. For instance, if you spend $50.00, your name will be put in the hat 5 times. You can win more than one prize if your name is in there more than once - we will not be pulling out names after a win. There are various ways to spend:
-- Knitting Basket: $500.00
-- Share of a Knitting Basket: $50.00
-- A Full Llama: $150.00
-- Share of a Llama: $20.00
-- A Full Sheep: $120.00
-- Share of a Sheep: $10.00
I hope there is something for everyone here. The prizes will be awarded ALL OVER THE WORLD! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND THE EVENT TO WIN! So if you can't be there on the 24th, you can still be there in SPIRIT! LET'S BUY A WHOLE HERD PEOPLE!
I'll be updating prizes and information in the coming weeks. Prizes will be awarded once the registry is closed - I've kept it open until June 30th. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED IF THE EVENT HAPPENS OR NOT! I'm sure the event will go off without a hitch, but say it's like a hurricane or something, in the middle of Central Park or it snows. Or whatever. we'll still be giving shit away. YAY!
If you have any questions about anything PLEASE SEND THEM TO firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!
PS - This was my big announcement! Hope I didn't disappoint. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Posted by Cara at May 26, 2006 09:32 AM
Topics: Spin On Spin In Spin Out
This post brought to you by the phrase "crapload of other permits." ;-)
I wish I could be there. But I can see I have some t-shirt and Heifer shopping to do!
Posted by: Wendy at May 26, 2006 09:43 AM
Sounds like you'd need more than a wheelbarrow to hold the crapload of other permits for all that other crap! Woohooooo.
I love your logo design -- the Rohrschach one, especially. Wish I could be there, but I'm gonna have to settle for a (not so) lousy T-shirt.
Posted by: Vicki at May 26, 2006 09:48 AM
T-shirts for me! I would be there in a heartbeat if I could. But then, I'd want a wheel and I spent the money on my dog. You went to the spin out and I got a lovely T instead. Maybe I should buy a baby size for Moxie.
Posted by: margene at May 26, 2006 09:50 AM
First, thank you for doing the work to get the permit! that is so awesome! I am going to try to make it up!
Second, like Wendy, time to go Heifer shopping!
Posted by: jess at May 26, 2006 09:50 AM
Ohhhh, I wish I lived closer and could go . . .
Maybe I'll apply for a permit to spin along with y'all from home.
Posted by: chris at May 26, 2006 10:05 AM
OMG, you're so funny! The rules are crystal clear, thank you!
Posted by: grumperina at May 26, 2006 10:16 AM
Cara, you deserve a huge kudos for using your blogland fame to promote Heifer Project- one of the best causes out there. Just one more example of how knitters are changing the world for the better. On my way to donate now--thanks for the reminder!
Posted by: Julie at May 26, 2006 10:28 AM
I just bought a llama! How many times can a girl say THAT? What a thrill! That doesn't count as yarn, so I didn't break any resolutions right? Huzzah!
Posted by: Julie at May 26, 2006 10:36 AM
Cara, I so, so wish I could be there! I've never been east of the Mississipi, let alone New York. Please spin a yard or two in my name. Would it be too crazy of me to buy a T and pretend that I am there?
Posted by: Kristy at May 26, 2006 10:37 AM
Crapload of disappointment I can't be there! At least I can get the shirt and donate a bit, no?
Posted by: amanda at May 26, 2006 10:40 AM
You are a genius to set up the registry at Heifer International! Never in a million years would I have thought of that and it's such a great idea.
Posted by: Martha at May 26, 2006 10:42 AM
oh my god, cara -- that is so insanely cool, i want to put my spindles in a bag and start walking now.
maybe if i'm very clever, next year, we could plan to have a simultaneous Spin Out in Toronto...and in other cities for those who can't make it to NY? It could be a worldwide thing!
proud to know ya.
Posted by: amy [knitty] at May 26, 2006 11:41 AM
Even though I won't be anywhere near NYC, I may have to purchase one of them there t-shirts.......too cool!
Posted by: christine at May 26, 2006 12:16 PM
Waaaaaah! I want to go! Too bad that would involve babysitters, plane tickets and hotel rooms. :( I guess I'll have to live vicariously thru your pics (cuz I'm sure you'll take some!)
Posted by: sheree at May 26, 2006 12:18 PM
I really wish it wasn't so far from Wyoming to NYC, but I'll be there in spirit. And I'll have the shirt to prove it (and maybe a lovely prize too). Gotta go spend some money :-)
Posted by: Stephanie at May 26, 2006 12:34 PM
I wish I could be there, but I would need a crapload of permits I can't get. Have a great time, everyone!
Posted by: Lucia at May 26, 2006 12:45 PM
With all the "I wish I could be there" posts, sounds like you should kick off "International Spin Out in Public Day" next year.
Me? I wish I spun.
Posted by: Kat at May 26, 2006 01:43 PM
How fabulous! I wish I could be there.
Posted by: Monica at May 26, 2006 01:45 PM
i can't wait! even if it is at the price of having to visit the american girl cafe later that day...it will be worth it. holy crap! the t-shirts are AWESOME. you are great, looking forward to meeting you.
Posted by: cathy at May 26, 2006 01:48 PM
Man, my girlfriend just moved to the city, maybe I should make a trip from VT. I love the idea of the raffle money going to Heifer and can't wait to see how big our herd is.
Posted by: E to the M at May 26, 2006 01:53 PM
Hooray, Cara! You had a great idea and then went through the crapload of logistics to make it happen... I'm inspired (though to do what, I'm not sure)!
Adding my voice to the chorus of folks who wish we could be there. Have a great time!
Posted by: Anne at May 26, 2006 04:23 PM
You guys are going to have such a great time! Too bad I'm across the country!
Posted by: Jessica at May 26, 2006 10:37 PM
I SO want to go. But this is the weekend little person goes bye-bye for the whole summer and I obsessively count the minutes until the chainsaw hits my head.
That is the most superfly t-shirt I have seen in a LONG time. I have to have one. I just bought the cap-sleeve hottie t-shirt :-)
Hug as many people as you can for me. I know you will :-)
Posted by: Lee Ann at May 27, 2006 05:21 PM
Your Rorshach tests looks like a sheep on acid. To me. Have a great time.
Posted by: PainterWoman at May 27, 2006 08:28 PM
Exactly how much is a crapload? Is it bigger than a breadbox? Smaller than a train? In a box, with a fox?
Wish I could be there, but Birthday Weekend (only a small part of Birthday Month - because at my age I need a whole month to recover) is scheduled for that weekend and I'm going to party like I'm 25. Maybe, I'll even get the gift of being able to *sleep* like I'm 25!
Posted by: liz at May 28, 2006 12:24 PM
Verily and utterly, you rock. Count me in for everything -- the donation, the shirt, the spin-out, the meticulous behavior in accordance with all city permits.
Posted by: Bakerina at May 28, 2006 03:04 PM
Wish I could make it, Cara darling! I know you will blog about it for us ;)
Posted by: Lolly at May 30, 2006 02:17 PM
Gonna do my best now that I'm an east coast girl again! Thanks for all the organizing and good works!!
Posted by: Beverly at May 30, 2006 02:32 PM
I am so honored that you asked me to donate for the cause. I hope that you get oodles and oodles of goodies for the foundation. Heifer international is one of my favorite charities, right up there with MSF. I hope that you have a crapload of fun and now I have to go order a tee shirt!
Posted by: Lisa S at May 30, 2006 06:13 PM
A fun idea for a great cause! And I don't yet have that date booked. Hmmm....
Posted by: Chris at May 31, 2006 03:44 PM
Mid-Town is sooo far away. Guess I'll have to take the "E" train up after work (yep, even on the weekends - how else to pay for fiber?).
Jobs well done, this is taking on a life of it's own!
I'll be spinning you.
Posted by: Madame deFarge at June 4, 2006 06:55 AM
We are coming from Vermont to spin in New York City! This is the GREATEST!!!
Posted by: Patty & Maureen at June 12, 2006 03:40 PM