Tomorrow is our second annual Sue2Knits Knit in Public Day! So far it looks like we will have a great day so I look forward to seeing many of you! Bring your project - knit, crochet, weave or craft with us! Go Public, Go Social...Go Knitting in Public Yeah! From 10 until 4 pm.
The Largest Knitter Run Event in the World
WWKIPDAY is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. They each organize an event because they want to, not because they have to. They bring their own fresh ideas into planning where the event should be held, and what people would like to do. If it weren’t for these volunteer hosts, WWKiP Day would still just be an idea. So when you go to your local event, make sure you thank your host(s) and if you’re inclined, bring along some yummy treats to share.
In the past some people have used this event as a means to show the general public that “not only grannies knit” and while that’s great and all, keep in mind that without those grannies’ we wouldn’t have the wealth of knitting knowledge that we do.
WWKIPDAY is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. In some places there are many different knitting groups that never interact with each other, on WWKiP Day they come together in one place, making them hard to miss.
This Saturday we will be hosting World Wide Knit in Public Day from 10am until 4pm. World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you. Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.
WHAT TO BRING:
Any project to work on. I will have coffee, tea, water and some goodies. I should have enough chairs but sunglasses and something in case it gets breezy! Last year, we used the garage which was much cooler than in the sun but this year, it has been asked if we can sit out in our new gazebo!
We all want patterns for summer tops and Tillandsia by Laura Aylor is knit from the top down with a yoke and then raglan increases and trimmed with deep lace and texture borders. It is fairly easy knitting with more concentration needed at the end. This swingy, slightly cropped spring top skims the body with A-line shaping is sized to fit with 1 to 6 inches of positive ease. Knit it using fingering weight yarn such as Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light and a suggested needle size of 3.5 mm (US 4) for a gauge of 22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in lightly blocked stockinette, knit in the round.
Turns out Marie Greene of Olive Knits is running her 4 Day KAL again! Last year the sweater was the Beekeeper Cardigan below.
This year, Marie has designed the Foxtrot Cardigan (below) for the knit along! Does anyone want to join in this KAL? The pattern is available from May 23 until June 26 for $8usd after which it will be $9usd. During the preorder period you will be able to see photos of the pattern and download the knitalong itinerary, yarn details and swatching guide with your pattern purchase. The pattern itself will land to your Ravelry library and here on oliveknits.com on June 27th. The official cast-on day is July 4th and the knitalong will run through July 18th. I can sign the shop up and we can participate...It sounds like fun and it will be for our fall wardrobe!
WIP's and FO's
Tulip by Ririko is on my needles...I had planned one more repeat before the bottom lace pattern but by last night I wasn't sure! I had 3 repeats finished with my increases every 6 rows and had started the 4th repeat! I decided last night to tink back to the end of the third and evenly increase the remainder of stitches I need on my first row of the lace border. Turns out the feminine version is not really too short and the simple version will be too long (on me)!
The lace is just so pretty!
This is the length after 3 repeats so now I will start the border!
KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY
The current Knit-Alongs are the Knit Your Any Sweater KAL and the Knit Any Shawl KAL and the Knit Your Project: the everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit your own project (any project, and join in anytime!) from May to August 31, 2019!
Lani (zanderlidy)’s Soldotna Crop by Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks looks fabulous on her!
Sandi knit this awesome knitted book for a lucky little one! The photos show each two page section...
Carola’s Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A Clark knit with baby alpaca
I love these adorable baby bonnets knit by Veronica (@xovee.knits)!
Reminder that I will be sending the Louet Euroflax Linen Sport Trunk Show samples back next week! If you want to see and try on any of the fourteen samples such as Lilium in Euroflax Sport - Lake Placid above, that we had for just over a month, check them out tomorrow!
Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!