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June 15, 2009

WWKIP Day 2009 Success

Filed under: WWKiP Day — Linda @ 11:54 am

What a great time we had Knitting & Crocheting in public at the Main Street Deli in Anderson, SC.  Look how many people came!  And there are more at tables you can’t see.WWKIP Day 2009

What? Where am I? You think maybe I took this picture? Um, no. See those glasses on the left peeking over top of the young lady?  There I am!   Debbie from Yes Yarn gets the photo credit.  Where are my photographs?  Well, let me tell you.  There are NONE!  Why you ask.  Because I was too busy yakking!

I made it to Anderson (a 30 minute drive) just fine.  I start talking with the ladies, checking out what they are knitting and putting names with faces and screen names with avatars, finding out who everyone is.  I order a fantastic chicken salad sandwich on the freshest crousannt  you’ve ever had.  It was enough for two.  (I saved half for dinner) I finally get down to business of actual crochet and wha?  I forgot my pattern!  Don’t ask. I can’t explain it.  Luckily the Deli is in the same complex as Yes Yarn and we were able to run down & print off another copy of the free Turnberry Cardigan pattern.  So I get started on the motifs for the cardigan and we are all gabbing away.  Now see, I don’t crochet, count, read patterns AND talk very well so this is the extent of 2 hours of crochet.Turnberry motifs

Yes. Really.  Sitting in my living room I can crank one of these babbies out in about 3 minutes.  And look at this!  Mary is sitting acrosss from me in the above photo (red shirt).  She put the finishing touches on this beautiful blanket while we were there.  Can you believe she’s only been knitting about 2 years!?  I’m so jealous.Marys blanket

Anyway we really did have a great time talking and eating and getting to know one another.  The food at the Main Street Deli in Anderson is wonderful!  Go! Try it!  You won’t be disappointed.

June 12, 2009

World Wide Knit in Public Day this Saturday

Filed under: WWKiP Day — Tags: — Linda @ 6:45 am

Go!

Go Knit, Crochet, Spin in Public! 

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World Wide Knit in Public Day

 

 

13 * June * 2009

 

 Join us as we knit with hundreds of other knitters around the world on the same day! 

 

Where:   The new Main Street Deli

in Yes Yarn’s shopping center

at 3014 North Main Street

 When:    11am – 1pm

 Bring:      Your Crochet, Knit and/or Spinning projects

and Lunch money

 To find a Knit in Public location near you go to http://wwkipday.com/

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes.  It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company.  Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there.  Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits.  This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you.  Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor!  Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.

 

WWKiP Day is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world.  Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.  They each organize an event because they want to, not because they have to.  They bring their own fresh ideas into planning where the event should be held, and what people would like to do.  If it weren’t for these volunteer hosts, WWKiP Day would still just be an idea.  So when you go to your local event, make sure you thank your host(s) and if you’re inclined, bring along some yummy treats to share. 

 

In the past some people have used this event as a means to show the general public that ‘not only grannies knit!’ and while that’s great and all, keep in mind that without those ‘grannies’ we wouldn’t have the wealth of knitting knowledge that we do. 

 

WWKiP Day is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way.  In some places there are many different knitting groups that never interact with each other, on WWKiP Day they come together in one place, making them hard to miss.

 

2005 there were about 25 local events around the world.  In 2006 there were about 70 local events.  2007 there were almost 200. 

 

Over the years there have been local events in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States… and so many more countries.

 

WWKiP Day takes place on the second Saturday of June each year.

 

 

World Wide Knit in Public Day was created by Danielle Landes in 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To find out more about WWKiP Day visit wwkipday.com.

June 14, 2008

WWKiP Day at Yes Yarn, Anderson, SC

Filed under: WWKiP Day — Linda @ 8:10 pm

Well, another blazing hot day in SC. 2pm 91 degrees 28% humidity!
Needless to say WWKiP Day at Yes Yarn was held indoors, thank you Debbie!
Several people came early (O.K. on time) but had other engagements that prevented them from hanging out all day.

Thats’s Paige, Kaley, Kay, Gabby, Debbie (Yes Yarn) and Jan!

So great to meet you all! See you @ Knit Nite!

The first question most fiber crafters ask each other is “What’cha making?” Followed by “Are you on Ravelry?” All of a sudden you’re meeting a long lost friend. “OMG! You’re (fill in the blank) on Ravelry? I’m So & So!” It’s kinda like meeting a movie star although I’ve never met anyone who’s ever been in a movie. (Not one that you’d pay to see anyway.) We had a small Gang that did manage to actually knit/crochet while we talked and laughed about our pets, kids, projects, yarn and Ravelry of course! We had a great afternoon!

I completed my 6th Haley Waxberg Grocery Bag and started on my second square for the Orange & Green
Barbara J. Hopps Memorial-Blanket Square for the Hope Lodge.

No, I’m not showing them to you! Not yet anyway.

Oh yea. Remember the geese and the Great Heron we had on the beach? Remember the 5 foot pine tree on the left?


Well, aparently we have a beaver cuz this is what we found this morning.

The Hubby is bummed.
He planted it.

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