Hey, did anybody participate in Knitting in Public Day this year? For the last 8 months I've been knitting in public, so I really didn't do anything special.
I had planned to meet some friends from the Bronx for a WWKIPD event in Midtown. I was knitting on the subway enroute to the location but when I got there, they weren't there. I stayed awhile, knitted and waited, and answered some questions for passersby, but it eventually got too hot to stay outside so I hoofed it over to the subway and back to Harlem for some knitting indoors by the A/C.
Next time someone plans a WWKIPD event, it should be indoors and either in the spring or the fall. The summer outside is just too muggy for knitting.
We are taking a cruise December 3, so I will also be knitting in public for that entire week. A limited public, granted, as it's only the fellow passengers and crew, but when we cruise, I can usually finish an entire sweater or a shawl or an afghan. Onboard events don't do much for me, but I love the guilt free, telephone free, internet free, housework free, interruption free week of clicking needles and some heavy metal or alternative rock on the iPod.
I'm with you on the constant knitting in public. But the day I considered to be KIP day, I attended a family reunion, so I paraded my in-process boxers around and let the kiddies guess what I was making. Fun times!
We ended up knitting inside because we had a major rainstorm that day. However, I knit in public all the time so it doesn't make much difference to me. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.