9 December 2008

World Wide Knit In Public Day has now become a big event around the world – groups of knitters getting together in the Summer sunshine to enjoy each other’s company and hopefully to encourage others to participate.

Well, it’s in the Summer sunshine if you live in the Northern Hemisphere.  For us down here, sitting outside the Opera House overlooking the harbour on a Winter’s afternoon can be a little wet and windy. This year we moved the event to a cafe (inside) at Darling Harbour – much more cosy and the city’s biggest annual craft fair was taking place next door.

Anyway the knitters of Sydney decided that it would be a good idea if we had a SUMMER meet-up – Harbour, Opera House, Sunshine.  A perfect combination.

It’s next Sunday (14th) at 2pm at the Sidewalk Cafe.  So if you knit, and are in Sydney (or if you don’t knit but would like to join us anyway and even think about learning) do come along. 

And if you’d like to join in our Secret Santa bring along a wrapped knitting-related present ($5 – $10) and we’ll organise a swap.  That’s NOT compulsory so don’t let it stop you dropping in. 

And while you’re at it, you should put WWKIP day in your diary for next year.  Saturday 13th June.  I’ll post more details nearer the time.

Web-Goddess organised it last year and I think everyone agreed she did a really great job (she even got a mention and photos in one of the UK knitting magazines).  Well, I’m organising the next one and I’ll do my best to keep the standard she set. 

Watch This Space!


*Sydney Knit In Public



  1. Ah, great! I didn’t know you’d officially committed to organising this year. (Or maybe you told me and I forgot.) Anyway, I’m VERY glad to hear it.

    Hey, I just noticed that the wwkipday.com site is now open year-round. You should put it up there – with venue to be confirmed later – so we can start linking to it.

  2. I’d love to SKIP on down for next week’s event. Makes perfect sense for you Southern folks to have it during your warm weather. Enjoy!

  3. Sorry I missed the ‘big day out’ on 14th December. I hope it went well.

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