WWKIP Day 2015: Charleston Knits

Any time knitters gather it's a thing of beauty, but when the gathering happens on World Wide Knit in Public Day, it's something extra special. Face it, it's hot in this part of the country in June. I have contemplated moving our own celebration of the day to a more temperate month, like March, but I stubbornly hold on to the idea of honoring the day on the day.

My very first WWKiP Day event took place at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, and we were back again this year. It was a truly gorgeous day. As hot as it was, the temperature under the ancient oaks was quite comfortable.

  Knitting under the oak trees, overlooking the Cooper River.

Knitting under the oak trees, overlooking the Cooper River.

  There are panama houses and vintage officer's quarters all over the area alongside the park, which used to be part of the Charleston Navy Base and Naval Shipyard.

There are panama houses and vintage officer's quarters all over the area alongside the park, which used to be part of the Charleston Navy Base and Naval Shipyard.

It was a relaxing time of knitting and chatting and people (and macaw!) watching. And we contributed to the Knit in Public movement in a tangible way. I loved being a part of something big, even if only for a few hours.

  Afghan block progress for the Big 10 Charity Knit-a-Long!

Afghan block progress for the Big 10 Charity Knit-a-Long!

  Rex was good company and only tried to chase a squirrel one time. I think he looks a little jealous that he doesn't have a cool hat like Josie....

Rex was good company and only tried to chase a squirrel one time. I think he looks a little jealous that he doesn't have a cool hat like Josie....

  We even saw a tugboat!

We even saw a tugboat!

Thank you to those who were able to make it and to those who messaged me that you wished you'd been able to come--we missed you! Hope to see you all next year on World Wide Knit in Public Day, Charleston style.