You Are The Chosen One — Now On Display

You may remember that earlier this summer I participated in, and posted about, a group knitting project conceived by local artist Seann McKeel.

The "You Are The Chosen One" project has been completed, and will be on display in downtown Portland (on Couch St, between 6th and Broadway), through the month of September.

DH and I went to take a look this weekend… and just so you know, I saw at least two other people taking pictures of it!  (I also saw at least two young women wearing brown cowboy boots with black knee socks and short skirts, but hey.  It's Portland.)

 

The final assemblage, in all its knitted glory:

The completed YATCO project


Here I am, next to the square I knitted:

Me and my knitted square

It was a bittersweet moment, because I knitted my square for my friend in NZ with breast cancer, and I had expected to send Kim these pictures.  But it's too late.

 

Some of my favorite squares:

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8 thoughts on “You Are The Chosen One — Now On Display”

  1. Thanks for posting a picture of this. My daughter and I participated, and yours is the first picture I’ve seen. It turned out great. My daughter did the knitted portrait of her grandmother that you chose as one of your favorites!

    I did the square next to hers which was knitted out of yarn from her grandmother’s stash.

    1. Oh, that’s great! I’m glad you finally get to see a picture of it, at least. I must admit I wondered just what it would look like when it was all put together — all different colors and so on — but it did turn out really well, I think.

      The portrait square is really impressive! I was thinking it was amazing she got all that detail into what is not all that big an area. It is nice to hear the story behind both your squares, too.

      Did you see the postcards that were made? Her square is featured prominently on those, also!

  2. It did turn out nicely~ I wish we could have travelled to Portland to see it in person.
    We did get several of the postcards. We were pretty excited when we saw them. This is the first art project I have been a part of – (my daughter is in art school and asked me to participate with her.)
    Which square is yours?

  3. Love that one- and I didn’t say this before, because I thought it sounded kind of cheesy, but the one time I visited the “You Are the Chosen One” Words blog – I only read a very few of the posts – YOURS was the one that I remembered for some reason. Probably because it was the one that really touched me and made me cry. Also, it was the pocket and your decision to leave it empty…
    Anyway, it was just another thing that made it amazing that I found your site the other night.

    1. Wow! That might be the best compliment I’ve ever gotten on this blog. That post, and the events surrounding it, made it too hard to write on here for a couple of months. It’s nice to know it was worth writing. Thank you, and it’s not cheesy in the slightest. :)

  4. I thought this was a really cool project. We saw it the day after the “unveiling” and I posted a photo on my FB page. Mine is in the bottom row, 3rd from right (3D flowers). Chris has the photo on his iphone and showed it to several people on our trip to Africa (just got back last night). Found locally produced mohair to buy!

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