World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 and has grown since then to become “knit in public WEEK” and it starts tomorrow, June 8 running until June 16th.
A super crafty and clever friend of mine, Jo reminded me about it – she is running knitting sessions at the libraries in Gippsland. Sadly for me I am not in the area this week, but she has definitely got me thinking about starting up a new knitting project.
In the past I have made some lovely scarves, (You can see some of them lined up in the image above) each with their faults, due to my lack of experience, but equally full of memories of the time in my life when I was knitting them, times when I had spare hours to fill with such crafty endeavours often during lunch breaks at work or while commuting.
There are some beautiful free patterns available online (as well as ones you can purchase) here is a small collection. These funny bunnies are actually called bunny nuggets, I didn’t think I would ever want anything described as a ‘bunny nugget’ but I do like these.
I love the gorgeous grey cowl and they would very useful together with those classic mittens on the chilly winter mornings we have been having. The lovely shawlette by Pluma is light and feminine and would look very cool with a simple white top and dark jeans. And because I love some chunky buttons I couldn’t go past these fingerless gloves and that funky cushion (which could be a handy pattern for my living room project).
Knitting is remarkably fulfilling, knitting and pearling each stitch to create a row, adding row after row to create and entire garment. It is like making something out of nothing, I love it. Making something a little more challenging than a scarf would be a real achievement for me but I have been reminded that ‘practice makes perfect’ and I intend on keep plugging away and hopefully be confident enough to teach Ava one day.
This final pattern is just so gorgeous, a bit beyond my skills but worthy of admiration. This pattern is by Ysolda Teague and can be found on Ravelry