Saturday was fun. A group of like-minded individuals, armed with sticks and string, congregated on Saturday at a local library, and there we sat and made stuff.
World Wide Knit In Public was started in 2005 (11 years!!) as a way to simply bring knitters together, and it is the largest knitter run event in the world (or so their website brags). Individuals (heros) in their respective communities organize individual events that all run throughout one particular day, and events happen in countries all over the world.
There must have been 20 or so people who all met at our local library and knit in the square in front for a number of hours. Many were friendly, familiar faces from knitting circles we attend, but there were also new friendly faces who were great to meet and chat with. There were also those who watched us with great curiosity as their made their way into the library, with one gentleman even offering to serenade us on his harmonica as we knit (until he realized that we were all chit-chatting and the music was making conversations difficult. The thought was kind, though!).
It was a great way to spend a few hours on a weekend, and this dedicated knitting meant I was able to make a great dent in my yoga socks, finishing them over the weekend. I can’t wait to try them out Friday morning!
As much fun as Saturday was, I’m left wondering, isn’t every day Knit In Public Day? I mean, I perpetually have knitting within a few feet of me; projects come to work, on trains, heck, I even took knitting on my cruise this past November! When I stop and think about it, I live every day like it’s knit in public day!
Here are a few pictures from the afternoon: