Sunday, June 9, 2013

World Wide Knit in Public Week

I took a break yesterday from most of my projects.
It was the first day of World Wide Knit in Public Week 2013 and I just had to join in on the fun!

I put a couple of projects into my bike basket and headed out
early in the morning to meet a friend at the Marketplace.


We locked up our bikes and grabbed our things...


...and went into the Breakfast Club.


The weather was beautiful and we were lucky to get a table outside.


Of course, I had to get a yummy soy vanilla latte to enjoy with my "California Omelet"
that had tomatoes, avocado, bacon and artichokes hearts in it and some fresh salsa on top
(I had them leave off the cheese).  It also came with a bowl of delicious fresh fruit.  Yum!


After breakfast, we moved our bikes to another area of the Marketplace and sat at an
outside table with an umbrella to do a little stitching.  My friend worked on crocheting
a cute and handy basket.  I worked on my new crochet shawl with some of my new yarn.
I later pulled out a knitting project and worked on that for a while.


Hubby surprised us when he biked up on his cruiser and sat with us for a while.  
We popped into Starbucks to get some chilly drinks, visited a while longer, 
and then we all hopped on our bikes to ride home. What fun!  

Are you participating in World Wide Knit in Public Week?

11 comments:

Art and Sand said...

I did not know World Wide Knit in Public Week existed, but thanks to you, now I do. I am doing some re-organizing in my creative space and will get out some knitting so I too can knit in public.

How fun!

Elizabeth Pollock said...

I love the bike baskets! It looks and sounds like you had such a lovely time! One of the few drawbacks of living rural is you can't ride a bike to the marketplace and relax with a Starbucks, well, OK you could that is if you're up to riding round trip about 40 miles... eeek!
Hugs,
Beth P

Cindie said...

What a fun day! We have no where to ride out bikes at home without carting them somewhere, roads are too curvy and narrow by our house. I'm thinking of bringing them to the coast and leaving them here - they'll get ridden more.

I'll have to do some knitting in public this week.

Michelle said...

I am not a knitter, but love to hear that folks are knitting in public. Great idea!

Judy S said...

It was an awesome morning! Thanks so much for your help and for agreeing to the pedal power condition I put on our visit :-) It was awesome meeting your hubby too! Soooo love the pic you took of your basket

judith said...

I have got to dig my bike out! It's been trapped behind some unfinished winter projects of the hubby's :( I want to make a basket liner this summer. I don't know if I'll be able to knit in public until the end of the week. That is unless I knit at lunch tomorrow while waiting on our food to arrive.

gilly said...

That sounds like a great day out, and I'm loving your bicycle basket too!
Have a lovely week,
Xx

Benita said...

Looks like a fun day. And that drink looks scrumptious!

September Violets said...

I've never heard of Public Knitting Week, but it sounds like a great idea. You made it sound like so much fun meeting up for an early meal and coffees on the patio :) I like to knit on my private patio with tea in my backyard, but today is chucking down rain yet again so that isn't an option. Have a great week ;) Wendy

Miss LindaLee said...

I knew nothing about the worldwide knitting weekend, but so enjoyed reading about your day. What fun to bike with projects in tow! A wonderful day for sure.

Roxie said...

What a great good sport you are! And what fun fiber works.Way to represent, girlfriend!