Wow, it’s been a while since I posted something here, hasn’t it? But this week I have some fun news to share, and it seemed like a great opportunity to jump back in… Especially since it involves something else which I haven’t done in a long time.
What’s that, you ask?
Well, it’s been aaaages since I indulged in some social knitting – which is strange, because there was a time when I’d be out at knitting events at least a couple of times a week! So this year, when I remembered that World Wide Knit in Public Day was coming up, I decided it was high time I got involved again.
What is World Wide Knit in Public Day?
It’s a day for knitters across the world to get together and share their passion for their craft with each other and their wider community. Everyone is welcome at these events, whether they’re a complete newbie, an experienced knitter… Or even a crocheter! World Wide Knit in Public Day has been running annually since 2005, and you can find out more about its history on the official website, here.
This year, World Wide Knit in Public Day falls on Saturday the 10th of June – yes, that’s next week! And my plan is to fill my whole weekend with yarny fun. Here’s how!
Friday 9th June
I’ll be hosting a WWKIP Day Warmup Party in Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8, from 10am-3pm. We’ll be setting up in the FoodCloud Kitchen pop-up café, so feel free to drop in at any point during the event to have a chat and add a row or two to your current WIP!
If you’ve never been to Richmond Barracks before, you’re in for a treat! It’s a super venue, and not too far out of Dublin City centre.
Saturday 10th June
Then, on the day itself, I’ll be joining the Dublin Knitwork WWKIP Day event in Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2. What a great location!
We’ll be knitting in the park from 1-4pm, so if you’re local please come along and join us! You can find full details of the event here.
And if you’re not lucky enough to find yourself in Dublin on the 10th of June, fear not! It’s WORLD WIDE Knit in Public Day, so perhaps there’s an event planned somewhere near you. You can find a complete list of Knit in Public events on the World Wide Knit in Public Day website.
So, perhaps I’ll see you soon for some public knitting! Or, if you’re overseas and planning on attending or organising a public knitting session on the 10th of June, be sure to tell us all about it in the comments.
Until next time… Happy Knitting!