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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.

5 Comments

  1. Congrats on your new site. Looks great!

    Comment by Smart Mouth Broad — June 9, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

  2. Sounds like fun. Maybe you can get started on that lovely, new, lacy sweater.

    Comment by sometimessophia — June 10, 2009 @ 7:45 am

  3. I presume you will be participating?

    DI
    The Blue Ridge Gal

    Comment by Di — June 10, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

  4. I’m hoping for some pics soon coz I want to see what u did. I’m so envious – can’t wait for my knitting lessons to start – although I have a sneaking suspicion I may be paid to NOT knit in public…

    Hugs!

    Comment by Croneandbearit — June 14, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

  5. Well …. how was it?

    Comment by Twenty Four At Heart — June 15, 2009 @ 4:50 am

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