Squirrel Picnic

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Hodge & Podge No. 5


World Wide Knit in Public Day 2013

Happy World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Get out your yarn and knitting needles or crochet hooks. Grab your friends, and head to your nearest park for a day of knitting, crocheting, and sharing your love of yarn with your neighbors. Or just pack your current project in your bag and work on it wherever the day takes you.

Knit in Public Day began in 2005 as a way to give knitters an opportunity to meet each other, because as any knitter can tell you, knitting can be a pretty solitary hobby. Since then, it has become the largest knitter run event in the world, with local events held in Australia, China, England, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, the United States and many more countries.

I’ll be knitting a sleeveless top out of that coral-colored KnitPicks yarn I showed you back in March. It’s about time I got this done, and I can’t wait to get out into the sun for a day of plein air knitting! What will you be working on?


22 thoughts on “Hodge & Podge No. 5

  1. Happy world wide knitting day in public to you too. I just might be working on a certain little basket filled with flowers!

  2. Reblogged this on A Random Harvest and commented:
    Probably too late for most of you, but maybe you can bookmark this for next year . . . and if you don’t knit, go ahead and crochet or any other thing you do with fibre . . . or tell a story and say it’s a ‘yarn-along’ 🙂

  3. I re-blogged, too, but it’s likely too late for most people now. I did suggest they bookmark the day for next year, though. Thanks for the reminder. It’s a great idea!

    • Thanks Linne! I just found out today that Knit in Public Day is just the start of a weeklong celebration that ends June 16. There’s still plenty of time to participate. Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!

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  5. Happy knitting day to you to, I have participated in spirit and recorded it on my blog.

  6. Fun! Reminds me of the Stars Hollow Kint-a-thon! ; )

  7. such a great idea! I did take my crochet on my hols if that counts! people are usualy quite surprised to see it! xxxx

  8. That is too too cute!!! What lace pattern is podge knitting?1

    • Thanks, Grace! Podge looks like she’s having a lot of fun, doesn’t she? I used the same lace pattern on a cardigan last year. Here it is:

      Row 1: Purl.
      Row 2: K3, * yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, rep from *, end k1
      Row 3: Purl.
      Row 4: K2, * yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, rep from *, end k2.


      • Thank you so so much! My dolls have been “knitting” lately on curler pins for knitting needles! By the way, I’m making squirrels from your pattern now! My brother who is a swimmer requested a squirrel in a Speedo as a gift for his girlfriend who loves squirrels…thank you so much for such a delightful pattern! Tell hodge and podge hello!

        • What fabulous ideas! First the knitting on curler pins is pretty rad, but it’s especially cool that you are making a squirrel in a Speedo. I’ve got to see this!!! I think Podge wants to see him too. Just don’t tell Hodge. 😉

  9. If I send you a picture, would I send it to squirrelpicnic@gmail.com? Thank you for being interested! I think I keeping the first one I made and making an extra, so he won’t be missed 😉