Thursday, June 19, 2008

Look! We Made The Local Paper

Chilliwack's little rendition of World Wide Knit In Public Day managed to catch the attention of our local paper. Thank you Adian Chafe of the Chilliwack Times for stopping by to see what we were up to. And thanks for granting permission to use your photo here.

The overcast day turned out to be the perfect temperature for sitting around outside knitting. Not too hot, not too cold, and thankfully also not wet.

Although our local gathering was organized by the newly formed Upper Fraser Valley Knitters, announcements were placed in the local papers and we managed to attract a few knitters who had not yet heard about our group. In all we had about 14 knitters drop by throughout the day.

Thanks to Angie for generously providing the photos. I had quite typically brought my camera and then neglected to take any pictures.

We also had "branch" of the group gathering indoors as an alternative in case of rain, and for those who preferred to knit indoors. Louise not only headed that group, but kindly provided a photograph.

This is the project that will eventually be my souvenir of the day. A pair of cotton/wool blend socks knit toe-up, two at once, on one circular needle.

The stripes don't match despite my extensive efforts to make them line up. I'll get over it.


Nancy said...

Local newspapers Love to find photo ops. Worked for a local paper and they always need more local pics. Pics sell papers.

Romi said...

That's great! :)

Nicole said...

Good for you! That's a good size gathering.

PJ said...

That was fabulous! I need to make sure to catch next years!!!!

elan said...

The socks look like they match to me.