WWKIP Toronto Edition

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Sunday, JUNE 9, 2013


Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day.
Come learn to love knitting together!

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Local Shops Lettuce Knit , Wise DaughtersKnitca and Purple Purl are also hosting WWKIP-related events:

Lettuce Knit - Sat June 8

Wise Daughters - Sun June 9, 12-5

Knitca  - Sat June 8, 11-2 

Purple Purl  - Sat June 8

And to celebrate International Yarn Bombing Day check out Knit-O-Matic on June 8.  

Here is the video footage Xinhua news took of WWKIP Toronto Edition.

Are up! See here.

There are more here too, plus links to some media coverage here.

Some have asked if there is a rain date. There is not. In order to be a WWKIP event, we need to be doing it while the rest of the world is as well :)

I’m crossing my fingers that the rain stays off, however there is protective cover under the walkway that borders Nathan Phillips Square. Plus the entrance to the underground mall/PATH system is right where WWKIP is being held.

And of course, bring an umbrella if you can. The bigger the better - maybe we’ll be able to cram everyone under!

As many of you already know, yarn bombing will be part of Saturday’s festivities. But did you know that June 9th, in addition of being the first day of WWKIP Day around the globe, is also International Yarn Bombing Day?

I didn’t! Not until I read the Knitty blog today.

Can’t wait until Saturday!

Alright, Relay teams have been labelled:

Stix and String
Knitting Nation
String of Purls
Black Sheep
A Show of Stitches
K(#)TOG - we’ll change the number depending on how many people want to be on this one.
Team Queen (someone suggested this because we will be on Queen St that day)

Aaaaand go! Post your top 3 preferences here or email kniterly@gmail.com. Remember… there are prizes!

In case you didn’t notice the new link/page in the top bar *points up* WWKIP Toronto Edition will feature a Raveler Meet Up!

See the link above for details.

Alright, based on some feedback I think we are going to work this à la the TTC Knitalong.

People can still create and submit their own team, but for those individuals who want to participate but don’t have a team let’s come up with some epic team names, and then people can send us (kniterly@gmail.com) a message with their first, second, and third team choice. Also, please include whether you prefer a knit or crochet team.

If you have a team name suggestion, hit us with it when you reblog, post on the Ravelry group, or email. On Tues by 1pm we will post the list and people can commence emailing their choices.

There will be knitting spools (also known as French knitting, knitting nancys, and various other names) for kids to learn to knit. I know it’s what got me hooked before I graduated to needles.

They look like this (Desmond the cat not included).

Desmond helps demonstrate how it’s done:

zeeknits:

More awesome news for WWKIP TO edition. We now have the rules for the space from the city. Nothing (including yarn bombs) can be attached to the buildings, trees, or benches on the grounds. However, yarn bombing any of our own stuff is fine! So yarn bomb your lawn chair, your spinning wheel, your hat, or the pretend tree we’re bringing!

At 6 feet tall, it will need a lot of bombing to cover it… so get knitting/crocheting!