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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Beacon Bits - Knitting Away

I have not been blogging because I've been too busy knitting since my last post about Loopy Mango. I went to the Eleanor Roosevelt Knit-In, an annual event in Hyde Park, in early May and was thrilled to learn about the knitting habits of Eleanor, who always had a project in her hands when Franklin read.

And then I went to a knitting retreat on Block Island sponsored by North Light Fibers with workshops provided by Thea Coleman and Bristol lvy; a truly magical weekend.

But now it is time for the annual World Wide Knit In Public day and we are happy to be hosting another event at St. Andrew's Church in Beacon where our own knitting community can gather and learn how knitting can be a truly subversive event and one in which community can be built together, one stitch at a time!

Join us for the World Wide Knit in Public Day
"Knit Us As One"
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 15 South Avenue, Beacon, NY
Saturday June 9, 2018 from 2pm-6pm

This is the 3rd year "Knit Us As One" has been a registered participant in the WWKIP event ( This year's theme will focus on charity knitting, knitting in literature, and the chance to make a small project using materials/instructions provided to 'yarn bomb' the local gathering of 'resist' protest located near Beacon's Visitor's, which is down the street from the church. A special appearance by "St. Andie", the knitting patron made by participants in 2016, will inspire attendees to knit and crochet with community members. 
The event will occur rain or shine. There are chairs, but you can bring your own for outdoor seating, if you prefer. Bring any drinks or food you may require. Some beverages and light snack will be available. Bring personal projects, yarn, needles.

Guest speaker, Dr. Cecilia Macheski, who was the keynote speaker at the
Eleanor Roosevelt Knit-In this year, will present details about knitting in literature, suitable for avid knitters or book club members. She will knit with the group and informally address attendees at various times throughout the event.

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