Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm a Lab Rat!

It's been a really long week, despite the fact that it has been a "short" week. Because I don't have enough going on in life (aheh), I thought I'd sign up for a knitting/creativity study at NYU. It seems like fun anyway. If you're interested in doing it, here are the details:

As part of her research on creativity, Prof. Anne Laure Sellier (NYU) is running a Creativity Project with advanced knitters at the Purl yarn store in Soho. If you can knit, purl, do stockinette, seed stitch, increases / decreases, and create cables, and you are NOT color-blind, you can take part in this study.
The study will be run until March 9. It involves you coming to Purl for 15 minutes to get yarn and needles that we provide you with. With our selection of yarn and needles, we'll ask you to create a scarf in a week's time. At the end of the week, you will be asked to come to our lab at NYU (West 4th street), to present your work, and fill out a questionnaire.

Participants receive a $20 gift certificate to get yarn from Purl once they have complete the study!!!

If you are willing to take part in the study, please directly contact Chiara Longoni who supervises the study. Her e-mail is

We hope to see you soon!
The Creativity Study

My question to you is, if I get a $20 gift certificate to Purl, can I use it on sock yarn, or does that go against the stash busting mode I'm in?


Katy said...

Is your "stash busting" really a yarn diet (not spending money on yarn) or is it about storing less unused yarn?
If it is the unused yarn end of the spectrum, then obviously you just need to buy the yarn and cast on immediately. No time spent in the stash does not add to the stash, right?

chiara said...

A gift certificate is a bypass to indulgence. I would get the most expensive sock yarn they have at Purl (some cashmere?) and pet it all weekend long. :-)

Claudine said...

Sock yarn doesn't count according to the Knit from Your Stash website. If you really feel guilty about it, finish a pair of socks, then use your GC.

Beth Renner said...

What a cool way to be a lab rat! I can't wait to see what you come up with :)

rachelpinklovesunicorns said...

Hey Jenn--thanks for the head's up. I'm going to be a lab rat too!! I can't pass up 20 bucks from Purl.