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


    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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  • 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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  • 3 Ways to Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day!

    Crochet Bracelet Knit Bracelet
    World Wide Knit in Public Day is nearly upon us!

    World Wide Knit in Public Day (June 11th, with celebrations all week long) is a holiday when knitters, crocheters, and all lovers of yarn are encouraged to take their crafting with them out into public. Here are 3 great ways to celebrate this yarncraft holiday:

    1) Wear something to show your crafter pride! There's still time to make a small accessory or two before the big day. The Crochet Bracelet and the Knit Bracelet (pictured above) both sparkle in Vanna's Glamour and work up in no time. Plus, you can wear them no matter how warm or cold it is!

    2) Make something special in public! Why not try out a new pattern or yarn for the occasion? Treat yourself to some special crafting time in a public place and enjoy showing others your skills! Our Pattern Finder is a great place to start looking for new and interesting projects. Check out our previous post about how to use this feature of our site.

    3) Find a group to celebrate with! Groups are forming and events are being planned all over the world. The World Wide Knit in Public Day website has a database of KIP (Knitting In Public) events online at www.wwkipday.com. You can check out local events near you, or plan your own!

    How are you celebrating the big day? Leave a comment to tell us what you're up to, and what makes World Wide Knit in Public Day special to you!

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