Join Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts on June 12th for Worldwide Knit in Public Day- right here at Rotary Park in Stoughton, Wisconsin from 8am to 3pm!
On June 12, all over Norway - Walk & Knit contests will be held by organizers from A Knit Story! Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts will be their first location in the United States!
Each participant will be asked to knit as many rows as they can in 10 minutes, while walking around a short course. There is no stopping - and no running - just walking!. At the end of the 10 minutes, everyone stops and knitting samples are judged.
Each participant receives points for the number of rows completed. Points are reduced for any mistakes. The individuals with the most points win the prizes.
Additionally, participants will be competing against folks from over 30 locations around Norway. At 1pm Central time, Norway will go LIVE on Facebook to announce the international winner! A facebook video of last year’s championships shows photos of many participants enjoying the event. https://www.facebook.com/100251781683131/videos/3039638566276718
If you are interested in participating, you can register or find more information at https://www.sprywhimsy.com/product/june-12th-walk-and-knit-competition/803?cs=true&cst=custom
Proceeds will benefit Stine Sofies Stiftelse, a charity working to minimize violence against children in Norway. https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=no&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stinesofiesstiftelse.no%2F&prev=search&pto=aue&fbclid=IwAR3u5vcLFJ1tnfY2jhcBcJXwGws_-EL3NPnjBS04KBUdFhhqYtRcrDjGXy0
Spry Whimsy will also be hosting a modified version for those not wanting to walk. This Sit & Knit version uses the same judging criteria - without the walking. If you are interested in participating in this event, please register or find more information at https://www.sprywhimsy.com/product/june-12th-sit-and-knit-competition/804?cs=true&cst=custom Please bring a lawn chair! This is a separate Spry Whimsy only contest.
Finally, June 12th is World Wide Knit in Public Day. Knitters all over the world will be pulling out their projects and knitting together, throughout the day. After the morning events, join Spry Whimsy for some social knitting - in public! Bring a snack for yourself, a water bottle, your lawn chair and your knitting! Door prizes will be drawn throughout the afternoon, thanks to yarn suppliers - Berroco, Cascade, KFI and Universal.
Stine Sofies Stiftelse is a Norway-based children's rights charity formed to give support to victims of child abuse or other forms of violence towards children. It also works towards assisting the abused child and their relatives, as well as campaigning and influencing the authorities to strengthen the rule of law and due process for children on a national level!