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Friday, 20 June 2014

World Wide Knit in Public Day 2014

On Saturday 14th June a small group of ladies sat outside All Saints Church, Huntingdon, from 10.30am to 12.30pm to knit in public for World Wide Knit in Public Day. The local event, organised by All Saints, was very enjoyable. I was working on a blue and white square ten-stitch blanket. Sue Milton had a circular ten-stitch blanket on display as a work in progress. Also being knitted were scarves in colourful fancy yarns and a child's romper suit designed as a frog. 

Scarves with colourful fancy yarns, a square ten-stitch blanket
and a circular ten-stitch blanket. 

Making a scarf using a specialist yarn.

Patr making a scarf using a very colourful fancy yarn,
which reminded us all of a Spanish Flamenco dancer. 

Before the brightly coloured scarf, Patr making a child's
romper suit (and looking after my ten-stitch).

Sue's colourful display of her circular
ten-stitch blanket and knitting requisites. 

As well as making friends with each other, we attracted much attention. One visitor promised a donation of yarn to Huntingdon Methodist Church to use to make items for Shoeboxes. Another offered part completed knits made by her mother to be finished and then donated to charity. Other ladies were keen to find out about local knitting groups. And Buckden Towers and Huntingdon Library have requested knitted poppies. [See edit below.]

Coincidentally this was the same weekend as the Huntingdon and Godmanchester Twinning Association was celebrating its 40th anniversary. The Mayors from Wertheim am Main and from Salon-de-Provence were visiting and were very interested in what we were doing, even being coerced into learning to cast on. In the afternoon the Mayors were visiting the Raptor Centre.

Mayor of Wertheim am Main.

Another of Huntingdon's twin towns is Szentendre. See my blog post The Mask - "Primitive Man".

There was also knitting - with tea and cake - at local yarn, fabric and craft shop Krafty Kats, at 33 High Street, Huntingdon, from 10.30am to 4pm.

Again for World Wide Knit in Public Day, on Wednesday 18th June members of KnitLit Huntingdon were knitting on the ground floor of Huntingdon Library.

By this time Patr had finished the scarf she started on Saturday. Although Patr was with the KnitLit group she was taking the photographs of the rest of us.

EDIT: 23rd June 2014
No more knitted or crocheted poppies are required by Huntingdon Library. Those already given to the Library will be used for future displays.

Knitted and crocheted poppies are required by St Hugh's Church, Buckden, c/o Buckden Towers.

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