The World Knit in Public Day was a blast; even though it was a full wet day of rain. We stayed warm and dry inside the Epcor Centre, in our own knitting room. There were over 30 knitters, coming and going, some picking up the sticks for their very first time. One of the new knitters is also a reporter ,Indrani Kar and you can read her report of the event here. Indrani even has a picture of the red cabled knit bomb we put up at Olympic Plaza during the LiveStyles event.
Funny thing about the Knit in Public Day; I thought I would be able to finish knitting a stripey sock I had started earlier.. but nope.. too much talking and not enough knitting.. LOL. Some of all that talking was actually planning future knit bombs! Of course I can’t tell you yet, but one of them is fairly short range, so you will see it yourselves soon enough. The other is a bigger (much bigger) project…..
The Knit-A-Thon was even more fun. I can say that because ‘lucky me’ won 2 fabulous door prizes, however, despite my best knitting efforts, the stripey sock still did not get finished. Our participant bags contained knitting needles from River John Needle Company, and I won yarn from Island Sweet Fibre Arts, and Rocky Mountain Dye Works. My daughter and I knit our hearts out, through several repeats of ABBA’s greatest hits. Hopefully, L’Arche raised a ton of money, as there seemed to be a good turn out for the event.
Last night, we drove past the school fence where I had put the Check Mark knit bomb on Friday. Its GONE. That check mark has moved on to the next stage in its weird woolly life. All we can do now is make guesses as to what happened to it. And, I worked on the stripey sock. (actually, I think I will finish it today!)
Besides working on socks – 4 pairs finished since March, and 2 pairs in process, I am knitting some long long lonnnnnggggg pieces to send to the Knitted Maze in the UK. (see here) If it stays sunny for more than a few minutes, I’ll take some pictures to post. Wish me luck.