Knitters' day out in town

A SMALL group of Kerang craftswomen recently got together to take part in the World Wide Knit in Public Day.

Knitting in the shopping centre were Irene Ayres, left, Wendy Dear, Fay Godden, Wilma Ellis, Vivian McClung and Heather Mortlock.

Knitting in the shopping centre were Irene Ayres, left, Wendy Dear, Fay Godden, Wilma Ellis, Vivian McClung and Heather Mortlock.

"The idea was to get people together and do your knitting and crocheting and just be sociable," said local organiser Fay Godden.

"Last year there were four of us who did it. This year a couple more people came."

The international event was started in 2005 as a way for knitters, who engage in what can often be a solitary activity, to come together and enjoy each other's company.

According to organisers, it is now celebrated at hundreds of events in 57 different countries, and has the motto: "Better Living through stitching together!"