Farmer's Market news with Gerb Gerbrands.

This Saturday is World Wide Knit in Public Day.

So Anne Drew of Cymbal Knits, at the market every second and fourth Saturday with her range of knitted socks, hats and more, suggested we host a Knit In Public day at the market.

Anne will be bringing along one of her Victorian sock knitting machines to show off and let people have a go. Anne acquired her first knitting machine in 2010 and has a great stall and website (Cymbal Knits).

To celebrate, we will be offering free cups of tea, coffee or juice to any groups of knitters who might like to come along and soak up the market atmosphere in the market café whilst purling a few rows and meeting other knitters.

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company.

Knitting is often such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there.

Neighbours could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits.

This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you.

Who knows you might even bump into your neighbour!

Consider this a spark to ignite a fire, getting all the closeted knitters out into fresh air.

The mission is - ‘Better living through stitching together’!


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