• Terri Wolfgram

Knitting in public

Saturday, June 8th was Worldwide Knit in Public Day. In our town, it was also Artspire weekend, which is the largest arts celebration in downtown La Crosse. I decided to take advantage of this and got the go-ahead to take my mobile Little Free Library, Paperback Rider, there. I stocked it with art and craft books (LOTS of knitting books) and brought yarn and needles with me.




I rounded up some friends and we spent the day surrounded by artists, listening to live music, eating from the food trucks, and KNITTING. We had a sign up that offered free knitting lessons and quite a few people sat down and gave it a try. It didn't hurt that we had a lot of shade available on a very hot day.



I handed out 91 books and we had at least a dozen people give knitting a try. A mom and her three kids sat down with me at one point. The youngest was having a hard time, but had a great attitude. The mom got the hang of it and was helping one of the older two while I worked with the other. They were a lot of fun to teach.


This was a fun event and I hope to participate in more things like this in our community.








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