Worldwide Knit in Public Day, which was a week ago Saturday, was something of a blur, and completely different than my solitary kip of two years ago.
Anne-Marie, the organizer of Sit ‘n’ Knit New York, planned for a WWKIP extravaganza in Central Park, complete with park permit, and asked me to be the official photographer. Yesterday I delivered the choicest photos to her, so now I can post about the event!
In all, about 60 people came to knit—of all ages. It was pretty humid, but the shady spot was pleasant. One woman made lemon bars and cookies for the whole group! People shared blankets. The Sit ‘n’ Knit group is large and diverse, and each event has a different mix of people, but I’ve had great conversations and made connections with everyone I’ve talked to.
Anne-Marie and her corps of volunteers had gathered a lot of great items for a raffle. If you came, you got one ticket. If you donated a knitted hat or item to charity, you got an additional ticket for each item. I had no time to knit for charity, but was lucky enough to win on my one entry! One skein of Malabrigo, donated by Knitty City. I have never used Malabrigo before—not sure what this will become, but the colors are perfect for me. The other Malabrigo prize was a gorgeous bright blue—but not nearly so “me.”
Once all the prizes were awarded, we retired to a nearby bar for more knitting, plus drinking (and food). And from there a whole crowd of us walked to Knitty City, where I bought one skein of Cascade 220 superwash to knit a baby sweater (Penelope swears I can get a Feb Baby Sweater out of one skein, but Ravelry indicates otherwise. How daring am I feeling?).
I’m in my final week before I leave for Singapore for a month. This means I’m mentally planning all the knitting to bring with me—mom and I will likely have plenty of time to hang out and knit. I think a sweater is in order, but the possibilities are overwhelming! Decisions, decisions.