- June 18 -

World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKiP Day)

World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKiP Day) was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes and takes place on the second Saturday of June each year. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company. 
 Knit in Public Day is unique, in that it's the largest knitter run event...

World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKiP Day)

World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKiP Day) was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes and takes place on the second Saturday of June each year. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company.

Knit in Public Day is unique, in that it's the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. They each organize an event because they want to, not because they have to. They bring their own fresh ideas into planning where the event should be held, and what people would like to do.

In the past some people have used this event as a means to show the general public that ‘not only grannies knit!’. WWKiP Day is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. In some places there are many different knitting groups that never interact with each other, on Knit in Public Day they come together in one place, making them hard to miss. Knitting and crocheting in public is a great way for people to come together, share ideas and make new friends.

2005 there were about 25 local events around the world. In 2006 there were about 70 local events. 2007 there were almost 200.

Over the years there have been local events in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States, Germany… and so many more countries.
WWKiP Day is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. Whether you decide to work on something for yourself or others, it’s a fun day of stitching with friends.

Source:
http://www.redheart.com/blog/world-wide-knit-and-crochet-public-day-2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Knit_in_Public_Day

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