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Grab Your Knits and Head Out for World Wide Knit in Public Day!

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Too often, knitting and crocheting is seen as antiquated or "old school." As a millenial-aged knitter, I know this simply isn't true. I learned to knit because I love crafting, and knitting
was a family tradition I'd always observed, but never participated in. Once I started knitting (almost a year and a half ago now), I couldn't believe I hadn't started sooner.

I've knit on crowded subway cars, in the park, and in work breakrooms. In fact, when I knit on my lunch-break at my old job, I got several other co-workers hooked! Soon, we had a couple of round looms being passed around so everyone had a turn making hats for the winter.

What I've found with knitting public is that it opens up a dialogue. People feel compelled to tell you about the knitters and crocheters in their family and the gifts they've received. They ask what you're making, how long it takes you, what have you made previously... The list goes on! If you take your knitting out of the house, I'm sure you're familiar.

Knitting can be a social hobby, which is what makes World Wide Knit in Public Day so special! It's a day to celebrate your passion, join up with fellow crafters, and share your projects in progress. This year's WWKIP day is June 13th. Guilds all over the world are posting their meet-up spots to celebrate the occasion; chances are, there's one in your area!

Even if every day is "Knit in Public" day for you, it's fun to acknowledge a shared interest. Use hashtag #wwkip on social networks to keep up with other knitters, and post your own pics!

Where will you take your knitting to on June 13th? Where's your favorite place to knit (in public or not)? Share with us!

 

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  • Janet McDowell

    I'll be in Bryant Park here in New York City. I've knit all over the city, at Starbucks, in the jury room while on jury duty, at the Blood Center waiting for an open bed for a donation, in the park near home and of course on subways and buses. One of the best reactions was when I was tatting while changing from the express to local at 125th Street — a fellow passenger jaw dropped and he asked what I was doing. Not only is it fun to KIP, but I don't have to battle the cats for my yarn and needles!

  • Karen

    I will be knitting at my grandson's baseball game in Poughkeepsie NY.
    Last Saturday 3 of us friends Knut at the Firehouse Subs because we were not going to be together for WWJIP day

  • Joan Crasten

    I don't knit but I crochet, mostly while watching tv. I do recall crocheting on the beach many years ago while watching my daughters play in the sand.

  • kodster

    LOL! As my husband just said, I just FLAUNT it! I bring out my knitting or crocheting anytime I'm sitting still, even in the truck (we don't drive cars) if I'm the passenger, or when he goes inside his favorite stores, while I sit in the truck waiting for him. I'm one of those that can't sit still, and so keeping my hands busy like this, makes me not as fidgety. Plus, I get to make beautiful items that I share with others, or for my own wardrobe!

  • Vicki Farley

    At my granddaughter's graduation from Nursing school!!!!!!!

  • Kelly Halley

    I sometimes knit in church. I bring a mindlessl project that will not interfere with my listening.