Sunday, June 13, 2010

Knitting in Public (part 1)

Hi folks! Today was the first day of our annual Worldwide Knitting in Public celebration, and since it was raining we headed over to Costa's in Bruntsfield for our exhibitionism.

Knitting-wise, projects included an Ishbel shawl, a lacy (and extremely purple) cardigan, and some absolutely adorable stripy baby dungarees. We also saw a top with very cool frilly edging.

We also got to see some Mongolian cashmere yarn from Fyberspates, some extremely purple Noro yarn, and some hand-painted yarn from a local store in San Fransisco. I got to show off some Yarn Yard yarn too.

We had some crochet too! There was an ongoing granny square blanket made in many, many pieces, and a giant (and apparently very cat-friendly) blanket being made all in one piece.

Also, Alana made us cake*!There will be more Knitting in Public on Wednesday (at Caffe Lucano), and next Sunday (at St. Andrew's Square), so if you couldn't make it today there are still plenty more chances!


(I'd also like to mention that at one (brief) stage, the boys outnumbered the girls! Woo!)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Knitting in Public 2010

Hi folks! Here are those details for Knitting in Public 2010:

Sunday June 13th:
Bruntsfield links, 1 – 5pm,
Weather permitting, we'll spend the afternoon knitting on the Links. If you can bring picnic blankets, that would be great. Also bring chairs if you want them. There are plenty of food places nearby, but if you want to bring your own food/drink/cake you could do that too.
If it rains, we'll go to Costa's, which is just across the road.

Wednesday June 16th:
Caffe Lucano, 7.30 – 10pm
We'll meet as usual on wednesday too, and everyone is welcome there as always! (The other regular meetings should be on throughout the week as usual too, so there are plenty of opportunities to knit in public!)

Sunday June 20th:
St. Andrew's Square, 1 - 5pm
Also weather permitting, we'll meet at St. Andrew's Square for some more outdoor knitting. As for the previous sunday, picnic blankets would be helpful. There are more places to sit here, but again do bring chairs if you want to. Umbrellas may also be a good plan for this one.
If it rains we'll head over to Double Dutch, our usual weekend venue. This is quite a way, so hopefully we'll be able to decide quite early on if it looks like it's going to rain. I'll post my mobile number on the mailing list in case people want to check ahead before they set out.

As always, despite saying "knitting" all the time we welcome crafts of all kinds, so feel free to crochet, cross-stitch, embroider, or whatever your craft of choice is. Bonus points to anyone who brings spinning!

If you're not sure what to knit, we recommend the awesome reversible-duck-bunny:

Is that everything? Let me know if I've missed anything out.