Saturday, June 9 is International Knit in Public Day, the holiday for people who view knitting as a lifestyle rather than a hobby. Fibre fanatics will be taking to the streets for a “yarn crawl” to spread the good word (of knitting, that is).
The Toronto Knit Rabble will holding a crawl divided into West, North and Central teams which will slowly make their way across the city via TTC, hitting every yarn store in their path to The Naked Sheep in the Beaches.
However, yarn crawls must be in vogue this season: one is also being held this Saturday, May 26 to accommodate out-of-town visitors who are coming to see a talk by Toronto’s own “Yarn Harlot,” Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Stephanie is a knitting writer and humourist who launches her latest book Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot’s Guide To The Land Of Knitting at the Bay-Bloor Indigo at 7:00 p.m. this Friday, May 25.
After the book launch, knitting-enthusiasts will head to The Spotted Dick for cocktails, a brave pub that has previously hosted Drunken Knitters Night and, thus, are sympathetic to the cause. Then, the next morning, the hung over knitters will begin their crawl at 11:00 a.m. at The Naked Sheep.
Thanks to Amy, Editor of Knitty.com, for the clarification!
Photo courtesy of Ina_in_NJ.