Knitting in Public

Did you craft in public this past weekend? We held a lovely get together in Colonel Summers Park in Portland, OR. There was free yarn and books, prize baskets, lots of chatting and crafting, and unfortunately, a good amount of rain. Nevermind! We headed under the park’s picnic shelter and carried on. No, those aren’t our wet socks on the line, but samples from Toasty Toes, all in a row!

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Those who preferred a natural shelter took to the many trees in the park for shelter. It made getting your chair out into the grass when it wasn’t raining, a bit easier.

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Since we’re an online company, it’s always so much fun to meet our customers. I think it’s fun for our customers to meet our yarns in person, too!

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We also had knitted samples on hand, as well as a few local designers from our Knit Picks exclusive collections! All in all, it was a lovely few hours of crafting together. Did you craft in public, alone or with others? Tell us what you did, in comments. We would love to hear!




  1. marina / June 22, 2016

    Can you tell us the names of the three designers who were there? One was Michelle Bernstein, I think. Thanks!

    • admin / June 23, 2016

      Hi Marina! Yes, Michele Bernstein was there, plus we had 3 additional – Emily Kintigh, Geoffrey Hunnicutt and Rebekah Berkompas. 🙂

  2. KB / June 22, 2016

    I knit at our public libraries all the time. They have wonderful programs for kids and so when my daughter is attending a program (1 to 3 days a week), I’m somewhere in the library knitting.

  3. Laura / June 22, 2016

    Well attended WWKIP day in downtown Cincinnati at the Contemporary Art Center! Good fiber folk with whom to chat & convivially enjoy yarn, books, tools, and project and fiber news. Great yarns to browse to put us in the mood (thank you, Silk Road Textiles, for sponsoring this!), large plate glass windows through which to people-watch (from the inside out), fabulous surrounds and sumptuous couches and settees, and a fabric-themed art exhibit (Unraveled) ongoing in a gallery upstairs. Very cool urban fare!