Thursday, August 20, 2009
Knitting in the park
This past weekend Keeping Kids Warm held their annual Knit Out London in Springbank Park. It was a great day to be outside knitting as long as you were in the shade and could feel that breeze. It was a hot, hot day! It was fun to meet some new knitters that are involved with this very worth while charity that donates needed items to the homeless youth in London. They accept donations of clothing, winter coats, blankets and of course knitted items especially hats, scarves and mitts that are passed on to the hundreds of teens living on the streets.
Everyone spent the afternoon working on their projects. There were afghans, scarves and shawls being knit and crocheted and Kathryn even had necklaces made out of really cool yarn. It is always fun to see the different yarns and patterns everyone is using. I spent the afternoon working on my blue shawl trying to get it past the half way point. I seem to be back at that point where you knit and knit and it doesn't seem to get any longer.
It was a fun afternoon spent with fellow knitters knitting and snacking on the yummy treats while raising the community's awareness for this charity. Thanks to Donna and the rest of the volunteers of Keeping Kids Warm for organizing this fun knitting day!