|these three are all there as large , mounted, coated photographic prints, and as small lovely cards singly, and as a set with those below|
HOURS: 12-6 thru Sunday only till 9 pm Thursday 1/16.
on Thursday 1/16 and Saturday 1/18 there are gatherings with Jani, Kay Gardiner (who masterminded this) and FOJ (Friends of Jani) knitwear luminaries like Kirsten Kapur and Mary Jane Mucklestone and I hear Laura Nelkin will pop in the pop up too.
3 hours earlier, standing in a chilly drizzle in the middle of East 7th street, as Kirsten Kapur/Through the Loops, Jani and Yliana unloaded the woolpacked-to-the-gills car. You know Kirsten has many talents, and it turns out one is making delicious cascading arrangements of yarn.Sooo tempting.
Here's Jani and her husband Grant, on Nash. Keep in mind they live in the woods, in a town of 400 or so, Down East (that's way north in regular geography) so this whole shop in NYC for a week is just...radical, I guess, is the best word to use. I feel like you need to see a little more of Jani's "real life" to understand where the gorgeous handyed yarn she's brought down comes from. I'm super lucky to have crossed paths and become friends over the last few years. Helping out at the roundup and shearing on the island is a standout joyous top ten day of any year.
Jani commuting to work with the flock, by lobster boat, with Alfie Wakeman, the island owner. Cleat, the orphan sheep last year, rides along.
|The view Jani is used to. Not quite lower Manhattan. Still, no parking.|
|Tossing a just sheared fleece onto the skirting table . All of her yarn comes from the island sheep.|
|yeah. Couldn't resist ending with this one.|