Wednesday, June 06, 2012

What Are You Doing for WWKIP Day?

It's World Wide Knit In Public Day starting on Saturday, running for a full week. We knitters clearly have the ability to bend time...

I will be at Shall We Knit in Waterloo, participating in their activities. There will be a bake sale, manicures (using Soak’s fab new kit), an Indigodragonfly trunk show and dyeing demonstration, sales and other shenanigans. I’m going to be playing Knit Guru Kate, offering assistance to any and all knitting problems for $3 for 5 minutes. (If I can’t answer the question, it’s free!) All proceeds are going to Canadian Breast Cancer research.

Did I mention there was a bake sale?

And if that's not enough, on Sunday, I'm teaching two classes:

There's Continental Knitting in the morning, and my Herringbone Lace Shawl in the afternoon.

My Herringbone Lace Shawl is an ideal first lace project, it introduces you to safe, easy and fun lace knitting. I teach you about the magical top-down shawl works. And it's great way to use up those single skeins of sock yarn....

Register for either class here.


meredith MC said...

I love how you refer to the herringbone shawl as "safe" lace knitting. When is knitting lace unsafe? I mean I guess there's when the knitter realizes a mistake way back in the rows and there's no lifeline. But that makes the knitter unsafe, not the knitting. Have a fun WWKIP week!

Kirsten said...

I started off WWKIP on Saturday, knitting at Dundas Square in the morning, in my classic 1971 VW Superbeetle at the fundraising event "PunchBuggy for Sick Kids". The event organizer laughed when he saw me and said "you always come and knit fabulous things!".

In the afternoon I was at the Glenn Gould Studio for the high school graduation ceremonies of the Independent Learning Centre. I knit there in the audience too.