Join us for World Wide Knit in Public Week on Saturday, June 15th at Lake Union Park from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the graveled area in front of the fountain (near MOHAI). Look for the outdoor tables with bright orange unbrellas towards the front on the park.
Bring blankets, beach chairs, pillows, folding chairs - whatever it takes to make yourself comfortable while sitting outside. Shade is provided by the umbrellas over the tables but bring sunscreen, hats and water just in case Mr. Sun makes an appearance. Food & beverages are available from shops in the area but feel free to bring your own as it can be a bit of a walk to find food. Public restrooms are inside the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).
Getting to Lake Union Park - Note: We will attempt to keep this information updated to reflect Mercer Corridor construction detours. However please let us know as soon as possible if directions are inaccurate.
* Due to Mercer Corridor construction (it's HORRIBLE!), the easiest way to get Lake Union Park is using public transit. The South Lake Union Streetcar runs from Westlake Center Park (5th & Olive) every 15 minutes and drops off right at the park. The park is also accessible by many different bus routes. Plan your trip online via Metro Transit. - http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/
Parking is available in the parking strip along Fairview Ave ($1.50/hour); in the gravel lot next to Daniel's Broiler (this is closest to where we'll be located); also along Westlake Ave N., and at the AGC Lot (1200 Westlake Avenue N - under McCormick & Schmicks). Parking is $5 on weekends for up to 10 hours. No vehicles over 20 feet tall or 25 feet long in the AGC lot.
From I-5: Take Exit 167 (Mercer Street). For Parking nearest to our location - Turn right onto Fairview, stay in the right lane around the corner and make a left at the stoplight @ Aloha. Keep to the left and follow the parking strip to Daniel's Broiler. Park in the gravel part of the lot and pay at the pay station. If you want to park on the other side of the lake near McCormick & Schmicks - Follow Mercer Street west 4 blocks. Take a Right onto 9th Avenue N. Follow 9th 2 blocks and merge onto Westlake Ave N. The AGC lot is on the right at Highland Drive.
From Downtown: Follow 4th Avenue north. Take a right at Virginia Street. Take left at Westlake Avenue N. Take a left at Harrison and immediate right onto 9th Avenue N. Follow 9th 4 blocks and merge onto Westlake Ave N. AGC lot is on the right at Highland Drive.
Exclusive handicap accessible parking is available at a lot adjacent to MOHAI.
From I-5: Take Exit 167 (Mercer Street). Take immediate right onto Fairview Avenue. Take next left onto Valley Street. Take next right into driveway and follow directions at gate for access to lot.
From Downtown: Follow 4th Avenue north. Take a right at Virginia Street. Take left at Westlake Avenue N. Follow 0.8 miles and take a right at Mercer street. Take a left at Fairview Avenue and then an immediate left onto Valley Street. Take next right into driveway and follow directions at gate for access to lot.
*Small print and general disclaimer: Rain is a fact of life around these parts. There is a possibility that we won't all fit in the covered table area so please be prepared.
This is a free PUBLIC gathering and in a public place where there are insects, allergies, unleashed dogs and general unanticipated events that can, and often do, take place. Please take any and all necessary precautions to keep yourself safe and injury-free while you are participating and remember to clean up after oneself and be respectful of other people's space and requests.
You are responsible for yourself and your guests.
Thank you ever so much.
Check out Craftsy or Ravelry or your local yarn store to help you and your friends engage in this exciting week!
WWKiP Day is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. In some places there are many different knitting groups that never interact with each other, on WWKiP Day they come together in one place, making them hard to miss.
Craftsy link: http://www.craftsy.com/knitting/knit-in-public-week?ext=FB_KC_PP_Reg_KIPW_20130605&utm_source=PP-KC&utm_medium=Reg&utm_campaign=Facebook&initialPage=true
Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/