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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Joining lots of people from around the world, the knitters of Chicago enjoyed for the third year, their annual WWKIP, put together this year by Yarn Con’s Natalia and Sara, in the sculpture garden in fabulous Millenium Park…

I ended up going at the last minute, but took my folding chair and knitting on the #66/147 and showed up just in time for a blast. This year there were more knitters than ever! WHO says knitting is fading away? Here’s some pictures below and there’s more in this Flickr set where you can spy the pile of yarn Lis collected to go to Interim House and Captain’s Bag Portraits!

We were all enjoying the shade around the planted gardens in the area above the Crown Fountains. Three cheers for whoever invented the ubiquitous folding camp chair!

And the City of Chicago built in some stepped partitions that were just A-OK as knitting bleachers! I also enjoyed the fact that the park is on one of the ONLY hills in the city! Chicago is so flat, that when I wait for the bus, I can see 5 miles in one direction…

Old and new knitters mingled in the path of the sculptures and

ya just had to take off the shoes and go barefootin’ in the park with your friends

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