Tomorrow, June 14, kicks off World Wide Knit in Public Day.
It’s actually World Wide Knit in Public Week, since events run through June 22. I think it was extended beyond a day to allow for easier scheduling.
One thing usually I hear people say when they hear about this event is “I knit in public all the time!”
That is awesome! Keep up the good work of showing the general public our crafts are alive and well!
But the idea behind WWKiP day is to get together en masse and share our love of fiber.
One person knitting in a park might not attract much notice. Ten, twenty, or thirty people knitting and crocheting in a group is going to draw attention!
The other question I hear is, “Are crocheters welcome?” I think the rule of thumb is that unless the event coordinator specifically says no (and I don’t know why they would!) crocheting and knitting are both fair game.
On Wednesday I was knitting in a park. A woman came by and told me that whenever she knits with double pointed needles her husband calls her Edward Scissorhand.
We shared a laugh and then went our separate ways.
Many local yarn stores host events for World Wide Knit in Public Day. There are 207 registered evens in the United States!
Some stores offer refreshments, others have sales, and some make projects for charity. But what they all have in common is an opportunity to meet with like minded people and a chance to work a few rows.
Where is your favorite place to knit or crochet in public?