Bethlehem is gearing up for a fun-filled Saturday on August 11th. Come to town with your chair and knitting/crocheting or spinning and settle in for a great day of entertainment. At Love.Yarn.Shop. we’ll be in a prime location on the sidewalk to enjoy the parade, help folks create the community felted rug from Tom Cuddihy’s sheep in the paddling pool, and wander up and down the street checking out the vendors. At 4:00 events shift to the gazebo for beer tasting, chicken barbecue and bean hole beans, with music at 6:00 from The Barnyard Pimps. Let’s cross our fingers for good weather and get ready to soak up the summer in style.
Last year, we received a thank you for knitting on the sidewalk. It read, “Dear Ladies, We drove by your shop Thursday last. A splendid day–seeing a group sitting in a circle chatting & knitting away was such a pleasurable and “homey” sight. Thank you for putting a smile on our faces! Warm wishes.” Knitting in public isn’t new. Men and women have taken their craft on to the sidewalk for centuries, but the recent revival has nothing to do with making a living and everything to do with making a statement. A statement about slowing down life, creating communities and preserving communities, enjoying a connection with fiber and partaking in the joy of producing fabric by hand. June 9th is World Wide Knit in Public Day, and we’ll be knitting, crocheting, and spinning on the sidewalk in Bethlehem. We will be starting a yarn-bombing project for Summerfest in Bethlehem, so if you have acrylic yarn you’d like to donate, or you want to get involved drop by or contact me at 869-2600. See you on the sidewalk this summer.