Saturday, 11 June 2011

Knitting in Public

Today is World Wide Knit in Public Day! Hurrah!

WWKiP Day is actually being celebrated from 11th-19th June this year (bit odd, but the more knitting the merrier, I guess!), so even if you miss the chance to knit in public today you've still got lots of time to get outside and get knitting! Click here to search for events in your area.

Innocent are also launching their Big Knit 2011 campaign this weekend. They "want to raise £160k this year for Age UK by knitting 650,000 little hats which will go on our smoothie bottles and be sold in stores in November. For every little hat knitted, we'll give 25p to Age UK to help them make winter a little warmer for older people across the UK." The knitting patterns will go up on their site next week, but you can also find them on Ravelry by searching for the Big Knit.

I always have fun knitting a few hats for this campaign (I knitted those hats a couple of years ago, and the ladies at my knitting club managed many many more last year!), it's a useful way to use up all those teeny odds and ends of leftover yarn from other projects and it's delightful seeing hat-wearing-smoothies appear in stores in the autumn. The deadline for this year's hats is 14th October, so you've got plenty of time to get knitting.


Mariasun said...

que gorritos mas bonitos,me ha recordado a los que hacia mi mama.

Anonymous said...

Happy knitting Laura! Hope you manage to get a few hats done again this year - I'll be giving it a go ;)
Though sadly I couldn't get out with my knitting group today. This weekend is a manic one for me.
I'll definitely have my knitting on the train to work this week though! Hugs, Ruth S

Maria - A Playful Stitch said...

I think I'll have to join in with knitting the smoothie hats - great fun!

I was thinking that with you getting into crocheting, you might be interested in trying African Flowers - they are quick and easy to make, and I've found them so addictive!

You can see some I've made here:

and here:

I'm addicted! :o)

Bugs and Fishes said...

Ruth - knitting on the train is always good! :)

Those African Flowers are so pretty! Definitely bookmarking those for future project inspiration. Thanks so much for the links x

Anonymous said...

I have intended to take park in the Big Knit for the past two years but I seem to have run out of time.....maybe this year will be different....

Bugs and Fishes said...

There's lots of time to knit this year... I think they've deliberately announced it a bit earlier than usual to give everyone time to get more hats knitted over the summer.

Hope you manage to find the time! x