It’s true–sheep in the city! For one day only–Thursday, Sept. 27th–sheep will graze alongside midtown lunchers in Bryant Park, which I like to think of as my library’s backyard. I’m particularly excited about their visit because, after a trip to Ireland this summer that included five days of hiking across green hills and pastures among countless sheep (a few of my many pictures of them are below), I am a bigger fan of sheep than ever.
The sheep coming to Bryant Park are part of Wool Week, sponsored by the Campaign for Wool. Here’s the announcement, from their website:
The Campaign for Wool is launching in the US, beginning with Wool Week from Monday September 24th 2012.
The highlight of the week will see sheep brought in to the world’s most energetic city, New York City, to graze freely and play centre stage in a stunning installation called ‘WOOL UNCOVERED’ which will transform the famous Manhattan outdoor living space Bryant Park into an interactive, woolen wonderland!
The lawn will become the sheep’s meadow, the famous water Bryant Park Fountain will be filled with wool and the terrace will be turned in to a luxurious Wool Salon with beautiful richly colored carpet and a stunning wool bed.
Come down and ‘Join the Flock’ on Thursday September 27th when we will be giving Bryant Park the full wool treatment.
Additionally, I read on Knitty City‘s website that they’ll be there too! And since it looks like I’ll not be making the pilgrimage to Rhinebeck this year (sigh), Wool Uncovered in Bryant Park will have to suffice for my sheep peeping desires this fall. If you “join the flock” on Thursday morning, let me know!