Knit in Public Day 2021, Unpicking and A Little Homebrewing!

Today, Saturday 12th of June was a special day for us knitters: Knit in Public Day!

I marked the occasion by knitting in public, of course! I didn’t have anywhere in particular to be, so I chose to walk to my local nature reserve where I could pick some elderflowers and knit there.

It was lovely and relaxing being in an open, natural space and knitting to the accompaniment of birdsong, all until I realised I’d knitted the wrong row, 2 rows back! This meant struggling with unpicking, which I find very difficult with knitting. It’s much easier to unpick crocheting.

Anyway, it’s all unpicked, reknitted and I managed a few more rows before packing up, but it’s still a bit messy with some little holes I might patch up with a darning needle at the end when I sew it together. I suppose I still struggle to concentrate on my knitting when I’m not in my cave!

As for the elderflower, I am hoping to make elderflower champagne. I tried elderflower champagne a few years ago at the Green Gathering festival and fell in love! After my attempt at elderberry liqueur and sloe gin last autumn, this is my third go at home brewing. I still haven’t tried the sloe gin or the elderberry liqueur but I am determined to try this one! Here is the last pic I took before I covered it with a tea towel.

Did you go out and celebrate #knitinpublic day today or in previous years? Where did you knit?


Published by alicemowse

Writer. Occasional performer, stitcher. One book published so far, my collection of poems 'Saved by Porpoise' available on Kindle. Featured in the anthology 'Around The Mulberry Tree'

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