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!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to join your group. Let me know how please...!

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Blogger Hannah said...

24 Hour Knitathon for Edinburgh Direct Aid!

Hi guys,

Just to introduce myself, my name is Hannah Dobson and I am helping Edinburgh Direct Aid promote it's 24 hour Sponsored Knitathon and I was wondering if your club would like to get involved!

The event takes place Sunday 15th to Monday 16th November and you can knit for as long as you want throughout this time or organise a group of you to knit together for the 24 hours. If you wish, your completed blankets can be donated to Edinburgh Direct Aid to be distributed to needy projects worldwide.

Funds raised will go to projects the charity supports such as the Christine Witcutt Centre for Disabled Children in Bosnia, the Arise and Shine AIDS Orphanage in Kenya, Swat Valley Refugees in Pakistan and clinics in Gaza to name but a few.

Please feel free to email me for more information and sponsor forms at:


8:13 pm  

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