On Saturday 08 June the world knitted together. Knit in Public Day is an annual world wide event that encourages knitters and crocheters, to get out into a public space and knit together to spread knowledge of the craft and make it accessible to all.
This year, Make Give Live hosted our second annual event, this time at the Atrium at Britomart. The venue was wonderful, we were alongside the La Cigale farmers market, which sells delicious food and drink, so we were well catered for. It was amazing to see so many happy smiling faces on the day, knitting, chatting and enjoying their craft in a public space.
This year for the first time, we had a giving table. Looking just like our market set up, this table had the sole purpose of providing warmth to those in need in our city, for free. Hats, scarves and gloves, all handmade with love and care, were there to be taken by anyone that needed a little warmth. We couldn't pass up the opportunity to spread our giving a little wider and so we also gave out a number of hats, scarves and gloves along Queen Street, all much appreciated in this cold winter weather.
If you were able to make the day this year, it was wonderful to see you. If not, I really hope we will see you there next year, or maybe if you are outside of Auckland, you might like to organise your own event, you won't regret connecting with other like minded people.