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Sydney Knitters – WWKIP June 18th, 2011

Sydney Knitters – WWKIP June 18th, 2011

It’s about that time of year again, where like minded people gather, pull out pointy sticks (or a hook), a ball of yarn and have at it.  So whether you’re a seasoned knitter, or you want to get started, bring your gear and come on down!


Location: Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Date: June 18, 2011

How to get there:
31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, just opposite the ferries. Easy access, very central.

Please bring:
It’s free. Lots of prizes and competitions. Just bring your knitting and friends**. Newbies are welcome – if you’re considering knitting, come along. If you’re a knitter who wants to meet new knitters, come along. If you’re a knitter who already knows lots of knitters, come along. International and interstate visitors are welcome. The more, the better!

The backup plan is:
It’s an indoor venue with plenty of space. It’s close to public transport and we have catered for it being winter.

This KIP is not knitting exclusive
There are free bathrooms available nearby


**I originally posted about food and drink, please see Sally’s comment below.

World Wide Knit in Public Day – June 12th, 2010

World Wide Knit in Public Day – June 12th, 2010

Well, knitters, it’s that time of year again!  World Wide Knit in Public Day! Sally (aka Pompom) is organising it again this year, and it’s set to be a great event!

Where: Abraham Mott Hall, Argyle Place, Millers Point/The Rocks

When: June 12th, 2010 from 1:30pm – 5pm

What’s going on: Apart from a lot of knitting and crocheting, there’ll be competitions and prizes!

From the Ravelry Post about the event:

No food is available for sale so feel free to bring your own. Hot and cold drinks will be provided for a donation to costs.

We have TWO competitions. The first is a brain-power and knitting knowledge one with a wonderful 1st prize of a basket of goodies donated by Mosman Needlecraft (and if you saw the basket Debbie donated last year, you’ll certainly want to be entering this). The second is a knitting competition just for fun. If you want to enter, bring along a few grams of yarn (would suggest 4-8ply) with the appropriate needles (or crochet hook, if you prefer to crochet).

We have lot of prizes for both competitions, plus door prizes, and as more offers of prizes come in, I’ll update this post. But look forward to beautiful yarns from Kaalund Yarns, Knitabulous and Celia’s Basket, just for starters.

The event is being supported by Yarn Magazine whose logo will be alongside this year’s Sydney WWKIP one on tote bags available for sale on the day for $7.

Mosman Needlecraft – Wonderful basket of knitting goodies
Knitabulous – Yarn
Celia’s Basket – Yarn
Kaalund – Gift Voucher
Yarn Workshop – Set of 8 KnitPro Symfonie straight needles in case
Sarah Durrant – Gift Voucher
Morris & sons – KnitPro Sock Blockers and Yarn
Greta’s Handcraft – Gift Voucher
Private donation – 2 scarf kits from Touch Yarns
Creative Exhibitions – 2 tickets for the Stitches and Craft Show, Sydney, August.
Private donation – 2 skeins of Knitabulous sock yarn

Here is the official poster.  If you are a knitter, or work with knitters, please print and hand out!


Look forward to seeing you all there!!!

Friday in the Rain

Friday in the Rain

Today I went to Milers Point to check out the venue for our ‘World Wide Knit in Public’ day event next weekend. The weather gods decided that I should feel the force of truly nasty winter weather whilst walking half the distance of the city.

I had planned on doing some city photo-blogging, but there was no WAY I was going to take my camera out in that rain! It also appears that my umbrella is utterly useless. By the time I reached the Abraham Mott Hall (walking from King Street), the inside of my umbrella was wet, my hat and shoulders were wet too. I was too scared to even take my iPhone out to look at Google Maps while walking.

But on the upside, the venue is great, and really not all that far from George Street for walking.

Tonight, however, is a real treat. I’ll be headed BACK into the city to see a special Vivid Event. I’m really looking forward to it!