This past weekend was Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Several local knitting groups and knitters gathered together, along with their families and knitting to a super wonderful picnic organized by my friends Renata and Marie of the All Things String knitting group. I really enjoyed chatting with my friends, seeing old friends again and meeting new people.
As you can see from the photos below, we had quite a large group. Renata reported that at one point, she counted 70 people. Several people also brought their spinning wheels. Jamie even brought 2! I left mine at home this year, especially since I really haven’t spun in over 6 months.
Though I was too busy socializing and a little too lazy to participate, Marie and Renata organized several games and raffles. There was a mystery pattern battle, based on the idea of sock wars, a free yarn bin (people brought stuff they didn’t want), a raffle prize table (people donated prizes), lots of good food, good company, and the 2 cutest alpacas ever!
I made some curry cream cheese turkey rolls and some smoked salmon rolls to share – they were a hit. The things that I gluttonously shoveled down my throat were Denise’s cupcakes and Chia’s very tart key lime bars. nom. nom. nom.
Last year, Seven the alpaca graced the picnic with his cute presence. This year was even better because Margo, who has an alpaca farm near by, not only brought Seven, but she also brought Angel Light, Seven’s 6 month old sister. She’s the one wearing the pink collar in the photos.
I really am starting to wonder if I can pass them off as genetically mutated poodles. I just have to make to give them poodle haircuts. Mr. CD probably won’t notice. If you’re on Ravelry, this is where all the poodle talk started.
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My Knit Knight friend Mary videoed part of the picnic, including Denise L. learning to spin on her 1-day old Schacht Matchless and the alpacas chomping on some hay:
In case your browser is giving you an error message for the video, here’s the direct link.