Wednesday, October 05, 2005

October 2: Knit-Out 2005





The day was warm, the crowd large and the enthusiasm overwhelming, as at least 10,000 people wandered through Union Square Park and caught the knitting and crochet fever.
I know since I was volunteering at the Information Booth. We built it and they came, as the Craft Yarn Council sponsored for the fifth year (?) in a row, their annual Knit Out in Union Square. Simultaneously, the same event was being held in Washington, DC and throughout the fall there will be more Knit Outs held in other major US cities. (Google CYCA for further information on other city knit-outs.)

Just a few pictures here to give you a sense of the scope. In addition, there was a yarn company sponsored fashion show - plus a dog fashion show. In Manhattan there are quite a few dogs that live anything BUT a dog's life, and their owners like to pamper them so it was only fitting that they had their own accessory show.

The Knitting and Crochet "Doctors" were in all day to help with vexsome projects and each one of the major knitting companies had booths --where they distributed free patterns and magazines. The lines at the learn to knit and learn to crochet tents were around the corner as over 75 volunteers donated their time and talent to teaching.

It was a fanciful and fancy-filled crowd. Just take a look at the hat handwork of one of the shawl knitters - you couldn't miss her. She was almost as noticeable as the Lion Brand Lion!

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