Local knitters get involved in international event
A group of knitters were involved with an international event on Saturday afternoon - World Knit in Public Week.
They got together at River Landing in Saskatoon for the largest knitter run event in the world.
"It was started in 2005... It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company. Knitting is such a solitary act it is easy to knit alone and never talk to another person," said Freda Toffolo.
Toffolo had a few projects on the go and said it is nice to discuss techniques, patterns, and even why people knit.
"It depends on the person. Sometimes it can be relaxing. It can be social if you are in a group or if you have a project you really need to do. It keeps the mind going, you have to think about things and concentrate... it can be challenging," she said.
Although Beverly Rodowski is in a knitting group she said that it is nice to meet other knitters with different skills.
"I see only the knitters in the group. To see that there are other knitters out there is pretty fun," she said while knitting a football hat for her dad.
Amanda Desjardins said she liked the idea of knitting with people around the world.
"It's kind of nice, just knowing that there is so many people out there participating," she said.
They were also very happy about having the nice weather.
"The weather is finally gorgeous... it has been thundering all week," Desjardins said.
World Knit in Public Week ends Sunday.