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  • Let's Celebrate World Wide Knit and Crochet in Public Day!

    World Wide Knit in Public DayIt's that time of year again: World Wide Knit (and Crochet!) in Public Day is upon us! I love this unofficial holiday because it encourages crafters to come together and celebrate their amazing skills. Now through Sunday, people are gathering all over the globe to show off their yarncrafting skills in public. If you're in the New York area, you might see some familiar faces at Saturday's event at the Brooklyn Public Library!

    Are you interested in finding a gathering near you? Click here to search the official WWKiP Day website. If there's no meet up scheduled in your area, you can still celebrate! Simply take your yarn, hooks, and needles to your local coffee shop, park, restaurant, or other public space and start crafting. Make today and every day your own personal WWKiP Day!

    Are you celebrating WWKiP Day this year? Where do you plan to crochet or knit in public? Let us know in the comments!

    Image courtesy of wwkipday.com.

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  • Knitta Please Hits Fashion Week

    New York Fashion Week is the place to see and be seen. Underground yarn-bombing group Knitta Please got into the spirit by adding colorful knitted covers to poles outside of the Standard Hotel. The project, which will be on display through tomorrow, is meant to celebrate the relationship between fashion, design, crafting, and street culture. Click here to take a look at the photographs on Flickr.

    Via Gothamist.

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  • Take YARN Out to the Ballgame

    With the 4th of July on the horizon, it seems appropriate to talk about America's favorite pastime (other than knitting and crochet, of course).

    Combining two great traditions, the National NeedleArts Association's Stitch N' Pitch series is all about taking your knitting, crocheting and other needle arts out to baseball games all around the U.S. and Canada. Meet other yarncrafters and work on your latest project, while cheering on your favorite team. It's a great activity for the whole family! Check their website for more upcoming dates and to purchase tickets.

    July 9 - Milwaukee Brewers
    July 10 - Cleveland Indians
    July 13 - Pittsburgh Pirates
    July 19 - Baltimore Orioles
    July 19 - Cincinnati Reds
    July 20 - Minnesota Twins
    July 22 - San Francisco Giants
    August 5 - Philadelphia Phillies
    August 5 - Toronto Blue Jays
    August 6 - Chicago White Sox
    August 7 - Seattle Mariners
    August 9 - Colorado Rockies
    August 10 - Detroit Tigers
    August 24 - Arizona Diamondbacks
    September 7 - Kansas City Royals
    September 14 - Oakland Athletics
    September 14 - Los Angeles Angels
    September 25 - New York Mets

    For more yarn-related events throughout the year, check out our Events Calendar.

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