Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Karaoke & a Good Cause … Washington Lyft Riders Experience “Merry Mode”

Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Karaoke & a Good Cause … Washington Lyft Riders Experience “Merry Mode”

Last weekend, D.C. Lyft riders were given a cheery option for the holiday season called “Merry Mode.” When selected, one of three fabulously yarn bombed cars arrived to take them to their destination, offering the opportunity to sing a little Christmas carol karaoke along the way.

Lyft Merry Mode

Each Merry Mode Lyft car was outfitted in a custom ugly Christmas sweater, some even sporting LEDs … be still my beating heart. Spearheaded by Philadelphia yarn bomber Jessie Hemmons (known as the Ishknits), her team of knitters and crocheters included, Rhiannon Bly (@sameshit), Alexander Reynoso (@AlexCreates), and Jill and Lorna Watt of Knits For Life (@KnitsForLife).

Lyft Merry Mode

The best part? Lyft donated its share of each Merry Mode fare to local non-profit, Martha’s Table.

Lyft Merry Mode

You can learn more about this “uplyfting” project via Knits For Life – look for their compilation of stories from the media. Great work for a good cause – love it!


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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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