Knitting love at WWKIPDay


Yesterday was World-Wide Knit In Public Day (WWKIPDay), the biggest knitter-run event in the world.

WWKIPDay 19 knitting together
Our local event, hosted by Knit-Spin-Weave, connected passionate knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers, all wearing our best woollens.
We sat together outside in the winter sunshine.

WWKIPDay 19 macrame
There were thoughtful activities set up, such as come ‘n’ try macrame. I brought along my ten year old who had a go. Last year at WWKIPDay she tried weaving.

WWKIPDay 19 bunting granny squares
Highlights included a bunting competition, with prizes awarded by people’s choice.
WWKIPDay 19 bunting tea cup
Some of the bunting was very unusual, like this tea cup bunting…
WWKIPDay 19 bunting paper
…or this bunting made from paper yarn.
WWKIPDay 19 bunting with balls
This one had the letters WWKIPD spelt on alternate flags, with miniature balls of wool hanging off each point.

WWKIPDay 19 me crocheting
There were also little competitions to entertain. I went in a “crochet the longest chain in two minutes” competition. I nearly won; the reigning, unbeaten by one stitch, champion is next to me.
WWKIPDay 19 ten year old crocheting
My ten year old also entered (in an earlier heat, to avoid Haywood vs Haywood).
Later we entered a mother-daughter team in the “wind a ball of wool from a skein”. (Did we win? Find out! Watch the entire 1.40minute gripping, nail-biting contest here.)

Many thanks to Knit-Spin-Weave for hosting a wonderful WWKIPDay. We are so lucky to have you here.


Have you attended a knitting event? Did you knit at WWKIPDay this year?


  1. Marion Lacey on June 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Yes, I attended Liz, and met you briefly when you handed me your very attractive card advertising your Dressmaker’s Companion book. Had no idea I was meeting someone famous!!
    I really enjoyed the WWKIP Day at Clare courtesy of Tracy. She is such an inspiring and knowledgeable person, and her shop is simply amazing! Even though I didn’t know anyone personally at the event it didn’t matter at all because we are all on the same yarn journey.
    (Great photos by the way)

    • lizhaywood on June 11, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      Yes, an amazing shop and an amazing woman. I watched her walk around and greet every person by name. It was a lovely, welcoming event.

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