Wednesday, February 27, 2008


There's probably no way I'll get that much knitting time in the next couple of weeks...but it would be cool to wear "Ivy" on March 20th. It is a cardigan, after all. :-)

Sweater day to honor Mister Rogers

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No one knows what the weather will be like on March 20, but the people behind "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are declaring it sweater-wearing weather.

March 20 would have been the late children's TV host's 80th birthday, and Family Communications Inc. is urging everyone -- not just in Pittsburgh, but all over the world -- to wear a favorite sweater that day in honor of Fred Rogers' legacy. Family Communications is the production company behind the long-running "Mister Rogers" public TV series.

David Newell, who plays Mr. McFeely on the show, stars in a YouTube video created to spread the word about the March 20 sweater day.

The sweater event will cap off the "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Days celebration March 15-20, in which area cultural institutions will offer family events and free or reduced admission prices and family activities. "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Days is also part of Pittsburgh's 250 anniversary celebration.

-- Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


cara said...

i think it's a grand goal! and what a cool one to make!

i need to find a sweater to wear for this... no way i can knit one in time! LOL

Anna said...

I have "secret knitting" to do with a deadline, but otherwise, I would do a big push to finish my Tilted Duster. Hmm, maybe I can make it work after all.