World Wide Knitting in Public week is June 11th - June 19th....be sur eto take your needles and head for the park, beach, a bench at the Mall,your favorite restaurant, or anyplace in public and start knitting to spread the word of how wonderful it is!!!
Did you know that it is the largest knitter run event in the world? I sure didn't??? Of course I am a crocheter by heart, but I knit and who says I can't crochet in public this week???
June 11 is actually "World Wide Knit in Public Day!" Knitters and crocheters will get together and practice their craft in public. Personally, I do love any opportunity to flaunt my "stitching hobby" with other people.I go to sit on the grass next to the pier over looking the ocean and beach and as soon as I pull out my project and start crocheting someone will stop and ask me wha tI am making and can they see it. :) Makes me proud to show-off a little.
Last year me at the beach
But really there are gatherings scheduled around the world – check out the link to see if there is one in your area. If you don’t see a gathering in your area, run a Google search for “World Wide Knit in Public (your city).” Not all of the gatherings officially register with the website.
Sat evening my LYG and I are having a "pajama night" and crocheting all evening while eating popcorn and watching movies and then Sun am we are having a wonderful "breakfast casserole" and some other goodies....after doing our day in public...
Here's 3 ways you can "knit/crochet" in public:
1) Wear something to show your crafter pride! There’s still time to make a small accessory or two before the big day. Make a Crochet Bracelet or a Knit Bracelet they are easy projects to do. Plus, you can wear them no matter how warm or cold it is!
2) Make something really special in public! This Market bag is not difficult and so cute, or this Black Magic Bag, or just Google for a free pattern if you don't already have one. Why not try out a new pattern or yarn for the occasion? You could treat yourself to some special crafting time in a public place and enjoy showing others your skills!
3) Find a group to celebrate with! Groups are forming and events are being planned all over the world. The World Wide Knit in Public Day website has a database of KIP (Knitting In Public) events online. You can check out local events near you, or try planing something on your own! Or just grab a friend and go knit/crochet somewhere.. :)
I can't wait!!!
And Remmeber june 11th is also International Yarn Bombing Day!!!! Whoa....
How are you celebrating the big day? Leave a comment to tell me your plans for this Saturday or during the whole week and what does the World Wide Knit in Public Day mean to you!
|one lonely hook...lol|
|at the park|
|take along some beach toys...|