Sunday, 13 June 2010


Today was World Wide Knit in Public Day. We hung out at Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill and knit (and crocheted) some slugs, mushrooms, leaves, gnomes and fuzzy little aliens which we then left behind in the playground for the (hopeful) delight of local children.

The Vital Statistics
Pattern: Knitted 'Shrooms by Abby Kroken.
Size: one size.
Yarn: Ugh, Red Heart Super Saver 100 per cent petrochemical-derived nightmare yarn. I can't believe that people would actually knit with and wear anything made from this, it is truly horrible, it almost crunches when you knit with it. It's also weather proof and we wanted something that could stand the rain if necessary.
Needles: 4mm double-pointed needles.
Start to finish: All done within about half an hour on this auspicious day.
Recycle/stash content: 100 per cent - all the yarn came from the thrift store.
Comments: Cute pattern and I like the idea of a child somewhere maybe having a vague memory of the day they found a mushroom in the swing. Maybe they'll keep it, maybe they'll learn to knit
Verdict: I hope to see them popping up all over the place.

1 comment:

Leonie said...

Sounds like a fun day! You might be interested in this website, you also might not, depends on how much you want to make toys for kids....