Monday, June 15, 2009


WWKIP Day, in Meaford, was warm and sunny. Perfect for outdoor knitting. While we weren't great in numbers (there were weddings, kids home from the city, knitters off to the city, soccer games, work....)
we made up for it in spirit.

Poetic Pat was out.
It was great to see her. About a month ago, she got something embedded in her foot from walking barefoot outside and has been struggling with the resulting infection and pain ever since.

We had balloons,
and candy and lots of great conversations with passers by. All of the above, common across the country, I'm sure, as knitters celebrated WWKIP day. But we had something else. And I dare say that no other group had this.
We had police protection. Or maybe it was surveillance -knitters can be a frisky bunch.

Actually the policeman was there to escort a funeral procession through the stop light. He just happened to come a couple of hours early, so guarded our group for the duration.

Meaford is on Georgian Bay and the downtown is a short block from the water. We ate candy, talked to people and knit, outdoors in the sun, to the tune of seagulls overhead. It was great.


Sel and Poivre said...

It sounds like a great day all around (especially if there was candy!)

Anonymous said...

Your day sounds lovely. I think the OPP wanted to make sure that no one was harmed with those sharp, pointy sticks!

Gina C.

Zieknits said...

How fun! Nothing like police protection. :)

I just found your blog, from Rav Grey/Bruce. We're thinking of retirement (in the next couple of years, depending on the economy's recovery rate) and the Meaford area is high our list.

I was hoping the town/area had a knitting group. Is it open to everyone?