Sunday, June 19, 2011

WWKIP 2011

After two weeks of rain and miserable weather (I suppose it is winter after all!) Sydney really turned on the sunshine for this year's WWKIP.  After a smallish group braving it out in the open for a couple years, and suffering horrible weather for their troubles, the past few years have involved us gathering at an indoors venue.  Not as public as we'd like, but much more weather proof!

This year we were lucky to have a lovely indoor venue with a balcony as well!  Not to mention a bar downstairs where we could decamp after the "official" festivities were over!

So there was a bit of this:
And then some of this:
(How fantastic to be able to sit outside, in the late afternoon, in winter, and have a lovely cold glass of bubbles! Oh, and to knit as well, of course!)

And I took the opportunity to take a few photos of my latest FO, which I'll give you a sneak peek of now, and full details later!
A lovely day, thanks so much to the efforts of the volunteer organisers and the sponsors, including Australian Country Spinners (owners of Patons and Cleckheaton yarns), Jo Sharp, Biggan yarns, Morris & Sons, Ashford yarns, Calico and Ivy and others. 


Lynne said...

The weather was (and continues to be) wonderful - a "proper" Sydney winter! If only we could find a glass walled venue ina public thoroughfare!

Glad you had a great time.

Can't wait to see the full FO.

DrK said...

So lovely to see so many people knitting in the one place, and so many new faces. A most excellent day all round! Nice venue for the photo shoot too.

Leonie said...

Sounds like WWKIP 2011 was a great one all around the country :-)

It was so much bigger this year with all of the sponsorship.

1funkyknitwit said...

So wish I were there :) ..great pics and a great day !

Your shawl looks very pretty I recognize that pattern .D

MadMad said...

Oh, I'm envious! I bet it was a great time!

Louise said...

Sounds like a fun day. We had good weather for our KIP yesterday too.

Mereknits said...

It looks like it was a fantastic day. I love your lace pattern, can't wait to see the finished piece.
Happy Sunday,

Bells said...

it's always such a good day. Sorry to have missed it this year. Love love love the new FO!

Donna Lee said...

It looks like great fun. Your events like that are always so well attended.

Ann said...

Looks like a great venue to sit & knit. Your FO looks gorgeous.

2paw said...

I can tell you had a fabulous time: are you should bubbles won't interfere with knitting complicated patters? Like your gorgeous new lacy item?? Down here, we are thinking of WWKIP in our Summer, so we can knit outside and enjoy the weather, WWKIP:DU???