All the cool kids are knitting these days. Thank goodness, I have actually been knitting since I was 10 but now all of my friends have asked for knitting lessons. I attended this event last year – if you like visiting one of Pittsburgh’s local knitting shop then you will love this festival. The Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet festival is a ball of fun. 30+ vendors selling all sorts of yarn and supplies. People are spinning yarns and making all sorts of cool stuff.
Fun Fact: Festival Coordinator – Barbara Grossman, wife of former Steeler Randy Grossman
Here are some pictures I took last year – The Pittsburgh Crochet Group created the Pittsburgh Cape – an elaborate cape depicting scenes and icons of Pittsburgh- yes they crocheted a jar of pickles in the right hand picture. This group and many local knitters and crocheters make and donate tons of items to local hospitals and charities.
Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival
Saturday, Feb. 9, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, Feb. 10, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Pittsburgh South, 164 Fort Couch Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15241
More Info: 412-963-7030 pghknitandcrochet.com
Admission: 10 in advance – $15 at the door