As well as the venue change, two things made this knit-in special. We were delighted to welcome back our two down-river Nannas and to have our three Poppas all with us. The Poppas - Barry, Brent,and Steve - were awarded their supporter badges (Nanna Groupie badges!).
|The Grafton Loop's Poppas|
Another event made this knit-in very interesting. The Link, outside which we were knitting, is an arcade owned by Shoppingworld, the large shopping centre behind Grafton's main street. A member of the Shoppingworld management staff requested that the crocheted banner "We want a gasfield ban not a gasfield plan" be removed from the window (their property). It was removed but this staff member put in a complaint to Council about our presence.
A Council officer arrived and had some discussion with Nanna representatives about our presence on council land - the footpath out the front. As a result the Nannas (respectful elderly ladies that we are) moved on as requested.