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Summer's here and the time is right...

June 11 2012 – thisisknit

...for knitting in public! It's World Wide Knit in Public Day on Saturday next, June 16th, and once more we're delighted to be part of the fun. Sunshine, yarn and prizes! There's an official WWKiP event organised for St Stephen's Green on Saturday afternoon - there's details at this link. Before moving up to the Green, we're kicking off the day on the balcony in the Powerscourt Centre at 11.00am (if the weather's inclement, we can stay there too!). But the weather's been good to us every year so far, so we're more likely to spend the afternoon near the bandstand (these directions from last year will tell you how to get there). So bring a rug to sit on, slap on some sunscreen, grab some knitting or crochet or tatting or embroidery or whatever you love and join us! (There might even be baked goods....) To mark the occasion, we've got not one but two opportunities to win great prizes! First of all, since WWKiP Day has turned internationally into a WWKiP Week, all this week we've got a photo competition. Just send us in pictures of you knitting in public via either Facebook or Twitter and you could win a place on our Project Photography Workshop. For the second, we have two great prizes on offer - a Sweensie Box Bag and one of the brand new KnitPro Dreamz Interchangeable Sets (which will be available in early July). To be in with a chance to win simply spend €10 or more online or in store and your name will be entered into the prize draw. That's a Sweensie Box Bag in the picture at the top of this post - they come in two sizes (that's the smaller one), and they're beautifully made out of happy fabric that just makes you smile. (There's one with hedgehogs on. Really. Hedgehogs.) These bags are perfect for toting your latest WIP around, and they come with a handy strap so that you can carry on knitting in public, wherever you happen to be! WWKiP has become a tradition in these parts - join the fun if you can! We'd love to see you.

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