Thursday, July 13, 2006

Anglicare Knit-In 2006

It was a really cold morning (less than 10 deg.) on Wednesday, July 12 when I went to the Anglicare Knit-In 2006 in Perth with my 2 girls (it's the school hols). It was held in the ballroom of the Government House & we joined about 500 knitters in knitting squares & stripes to be made into blankets. The event was awesome as this is the 1st first time that I was in a room with so many knitters. The room was so charged with activities & it was really a fantastic atmosphere to be knitting away......

.......that's Lydia, me and Helen (left to right).... busy knitting our little squares. Lydia even managed to finish 1 square while we were there. As the event was sponsored by 720 ABC, it was broadcast live in WA! And guess what??? Helen was interviewed by Bernadette Young on Weird Knitting. On top of that, we met & had a little chat with May Hamilton, Australia's Fastest Knitter. May recently won the title when she knitted 170+ stitches in 3 minutes - we even saw her knit - it was really fast.

I was glad that I participated in this event & look forward to attending it again in 2007... & this time I am going to be there the whole day!

4 comments:

Lu said...

It sounds like it was a great event!

2paw said...

Oh wow!! That's fantastic. Fun for a good cause. I am such an ABC groupie!!! I know they had a knit in at Hobart, but not here.

Sharon said...

Oh wow what a great time you must have had!!

As for your previous post about sock yarn, I still love Opal above others that I have tried :)

Helen said...

What a great day we had and like you I can't wait for the next one. What a buzz knitting with so many other knitters and seeing the fastest knitter in Aust in action.