Posted on Tuesday, May 29 2012 at 8am
It may be just a couple of weeks till World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKiP), but there’s still time to get involved. All you need to do is go to the World Wide Knit in Public Day website and either seek out an event already happening in your area, or register your own to invite others to join you!
It’s such a positive annual event, and the perfect way to spread an awareness of and passion for knitting. Even better, it now lasts a whole week, from 9-17 June!
By taking your knitting outside you’ll be showing non-knitting members of the public what a fun, sociable pastime it can be. We vote for scoring points for the number of people you can encourage to try knitting for the first time!
An amazing variety of events (more than 200!) are taking place across the world under the watchful eye of organiser Astrid Salling Rasmussen, who says: “I encourage all who are interested to grab and just bring whatever is on your needles and join a KIP – or hold one themselves. It is really a great way of celebrating the passion for knitting and a way to meet other knitters in your community.”
Astrid is particularly excited about the event planned for Nova Scotia, Canada, which warns that it may coincide with a Naked Bike Ride: " That's gonna be a lovely view while knitting in public!” says Astrid.
In the UK, St Edmund's Knit & Crochet Group in Downham Market, Norfolk (who provided the lovely pic of knitted bunting - thanks!), have gained permission from their local council to host a knit-in at the town hall as well as in the town square on Thurs 14 June. “We are registered on the website and are currently the only group in Norfolk listed,” says the group’s organizer, Sheila Whittle-Bruce. “One of our knitters, Penny, teaches at a local first school where she also runs a knitting club, and she is bringing about 20 children to the event!”
However you choose to get involved, this is a great opportunity to share your love of knitting and help the knitting community grow even larger!
Find more at the World Wide Knit in Public Day website.