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Thursday, June 11, 2015


Have you ever heard of yarn bombing? I have seen it, but I have never tried it. So I am looking forward to our planned celebrations for this year's World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIPD), Saturday, June 13th. 

First of all , WWKIPD is an annual celebration of knitting/crochet. Knitters  and crocheters, all over the world,  gather in public to knit or crochet and enjoy the company of other knitters. World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits.  This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you.

World Wide Knit in Public Day!

– Better Living through stitching together!

WWKIP Day is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world.
Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. It started with just a couple of events and is now celebrated by hundreds, perhaps thousands  of events/groups all over the world.

The date this year is Saturday, June 13, 2015

Serenity Knits has celebrated WWKIPD the last 4 years. Each year we have had a  theme of sorts. One year we had knitting races - no one beat Gabriela. Another year we knit for charity. This year we decided we would like to try YARN BOMBING - urban graffiti for knitters. Just google yarn bombing images and you will be amazed at the examples of yarn bombing creations/art. It is fun and colourful, crocheting as well as knitting.



 Some knitters become very creative. I love this little guy.
The majority of yarn bombings are trees, but nothing is safe from ambitious knitters.


How cute is this?

Some knitters commit to incredible detail with fabulous results.

Statues are popular yarn bombing "victims".

Bike racks.....

One creative group added creatures to their trees.
We plan to start off small with the two trees that are either side of the plaza entrance. It should be fun. We hope you will join us, it is supposed to be a beautiful sunny day. If you have yarn of our own you would care to donate, great, but we have a stash of colourful yarns you can use. Bring a chair or a blanket and join us knitting in public out under our "victim" trees. We will have some light refreshments but feel free to bring a lunch and stay all day. We will be knitting from 11 until 3.

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