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International Outdoor Knitting Day

By Bluebell - 1 June 2009 16

Outdoor Knitting or Guerilla Knittings’ big day is on 13th of June. 

You can knit anywhere as long it is outdoors and passersby are encouraged add a few rows…

Guerrilla knitters are a form of urban taggers who leave their knitting tags on lamp posts, traffic lights or any public post.

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16 Responses to
International Outdoor Knitting Day
deezagood 9:42 am 02 Jun 09

jessieduck said :

OK, if I don’t know how to cast-on can I show up and get someone to do that for me? My Grandma always cast-on for me and I never learned how….

Casting on is really easy Jessie; I can’t even knit very well but can cast on with aplomb. There is a cute little book that I saw in Tuggers Target on Sunday called ‘Knitting for Dummies’ – I think only one dollar and very easy to follow. You should grab one!

jessieduck 8:44 am 02 Jun 09

Sounds good

kel 8:13 am 02 Jun 09

jessieduck said :

OK, if I don’t know how to cast-on can I show up and get someone to do that for me? My Grandma always cast-on for me and I never learned how….

If you show up there will be plenty of people there who could teach you how to cast on so that you don’t have to get anyone to do it for you in the future. 🙂

jessieduck 10:54 pm 01 Jun 09

OK, if I don’t know how to cast-on can I show up and get someone to do that for me? My Grandma always cast-on for me and I never learned how….

Dante 5:46 pm 01 Jun 09

I’m just waiting for an anti-graffiti Rioter to come in here and say how this is such a great idea whilst maintaining that graffiti is an abhoration.

deezagood 5:11 pm 01 Jun 09

Do they knit bomb-proof letterbox covers?

ant 4:52 pm 01 Jun 09

It’s important to be able to knit, just in case there’s a revolution and you get a front row seat at the guillotine.

kel 4:34 pm 01 Jun 09

ebony57 said :

Can the hookishly inclined join in too?

Definitely! Sorry, should have pointed that out. 🙂

ebony57 4:23 pm 01 Jun 09

Can the hookishly inclined join in too?

kel 4:19 pm 01 Jun 09

Here are the details of the event on the day:

World Wide Knit in Public (WWKiP) Day – 13 June 2009
http://www.wwkipday.com
When: 10am
Where: Garema Place (if the weather is bad we’ll be meeting in the Canberra Centre near Krispy Kreme)
Bring: Yourself, your knitting and remember to wear some warm clothing if it ends up being outside!

World Wide Knit in Public (WWKiP) Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. WWKiP Day is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. The Canberra chapter of Ravelry would like to show the general public that ‘not only grannies knit!’.

ant 4:11 pm 01 Jun 09

This is brilliant! I must learn to knit. Soon.

Bluebell 4:03 pm 01 Jun 09

sounds like a great yarn…

astrojax 4:00 pm 01 Jun 09

these people are a menace to society and ought to be stitched up for their crimes. cor, what a purla, eh?

is granny in on this?? bet she’s a ring leader…

Skidbladnir 3:54 pm 01 Jun 09

Wilful littering, you say?

</grumpy old man mode>

kel 3:27 pm 01 Jun 09

Gah! He’s already lost one of his legwarmers! (I attached two on Sunday morning) 🙂

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