Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy WWKIP Day!

Actually, our local guild, the Gilli-hook Heritage Knitters, began early (for the Northern Hemisphere, anyway) by having our last-Knitting Daze-before-summer yesterday from 1-9 p.m. Knitters of all ages and stages of experience gathered at the Thornecliff/Greenview Community Centre to knit, nibble, show-n-tell, share patterns and stories and generally have a great time, as knitters do. E solicited knitters to help with stylish kidlet knits for the Grandmothers-to-Grandmothers Fundraising Sale coming up in October; D, a knitter with 74 years' experience, wowed us with her square lace shawl made of left-over self-striping sock yarn, and M amazed us with her two piece tee-top and long skirt, made from thrift-shop yarn, no leftovers! M too -- also a quilter -- took orders for the chic little knitting totes and needle cases she is making from her stash, and S gave a mini tutorial on the Einstein Coat from Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch, the basis for our latest guild KAL, and everyone raved about R's fresh scones.

By 6 p.m., we figured it was already tomorrow (today?) in the Southern Hemisphere, and so we toasted all the Aussie and NZ knitters we knew! one brought a camera to capture these moments, but a great time was had by all. We are now prepped and ready to KIP with the best of 'em downtown at the WWKIP Day celebrations.

Have a great day!


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