Saturday, June 14, 2008
WORLDWIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY!
World Wide Knit in Public Day June 14
World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landis. This year’s event is June 14th, 2008. Her idea is to get knitters together in public. Knitting is often a solitary act, but anyone who has been to a knitting guild meeting, a stitch and bitch, a class, or a gathering at a local yarn shop, knows how much fun it is to knit with others. Share stories and get help. Relax and have fun in the company of other knitters. I have not gone to a knit in public event, but those who have say they are going back. I can imagine the response of the public who happen by the happy knitters. They are probably a little hesitant, if you have ever knit in a coffee shop or on a plane, you know what I mean. The uninitiated public won’t know what to make of the public knitters. I suspect they will be surprised at the variety of ages of the knitters. Many knitters are young, old, black, white, active, couch-potatoes, men, women, tattooed, pierced, prim and proper. The local group in my town also brought extra chairs and supplies for those who wanted to learn or re-learn to knit. People sat down, picked up the sticks and had fun with knitting.