Monday, July 20, 2009

World Wide Knit Out Day

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

This is the information that I downloaded off of the internet when I typed in World Wide Knit Out Day:

“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 just for you and people like you (with your knitting in tow). 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."

As I arrived at the yarn shop that day (the rainy day), I remembered that LYSO had put out an email about observing WWKiP Day with knitting on the sidewalk in front of the store. But the rain pushed them inside and some sat in the windows, which was very cool, because all the passersby could see them knitting away. Check out some of the participants:

Jill, Marlo and Lara’s

Jill, Marlo, and Lara all know how to crochet, too, but they would rather knit, and they are all very good knitters. They all looked so cute just sitting there knitting. These were only a few of the knitters that were participating, but the shop was full!


Cori joined the knitters, too, but she was crocheting her really cool sweater, crocheted from the top down. It is going to be really neat, and she hopes to show everyone the finished product very soon. Notice Cori’s hands. Since they just fly when she is crocheting, they are just a blur.

Molly Lara’s Daughter

I couldn’t resist taking a picture of Molly (Lara’s Daughter). She was so cute with her hair pointed like that. I told her if I could I would like to wear my hair like that, and everyone said that I sorta already do.