I’ve actually had a pretty busy year, but haven’t posted in a while! My latest event that I have attended is an annual event held in my area. It’s actually one county over from mine in Allyn, Washington. It’s the Knit In The Park annual event held at the Waterfront Park every summer.
It’s a wonderful event in a great setting! Vendors come and set up to sell their wares under the huge gazebo. It goes from 10-4, and knitters and crocheters gather. It’s a potluck, so everyone brings food to share. You bring your own chair and your knitting.
Folks gather in their collective groups and knit and visit the day away. Because it’s held in July, the weather is always very nice and there’s a breeze that comes off the water. This year was very hot with temps up over 90*! Everyone is so friendly — knitters walk around through the groups to introduce themselves and see what everyone is working on. There are always demonstrations, I saw weaving this year.
Lois from the Allyn Knit Shop always organizes the event every year and conducts the door prize drawings. Her store is located down the road a piece. You can follow Lois and her business on Facebook!
It’s very relaxing to get away for the day, enjoy the summertime weather, and gather with your knitterly friends and get some knitting in. You can hear conversations of gals talking about what their next class is to be, and you will often see families there as well with their knitter family members. I go every year and always enjoy myself. It’s an event I always look forward to!