Knitting is something we enjoy, right? But often it’s a craft we do in isolation. Apart from the monthly visit to our local knitting group, most of the time we are hunched in front of the TV wielding our pins. That’s why World Wide Knit in Public Day is so important to us and why you should show how proud you are of your craft by taking part on Saturday 13th June.
How did it all start? Back then there were about 25 events and by 2009 this had risen to more than 700. Ten years later it is still the largest knitter organised event in the world and each KIP is organised by volunteers. Ten years later it is still the largest knitter organised event in the world and each KIP is organised by volunteers.
On the WWKIP Day website you can find out more about all the events. It’s quite fascinating to have a quick trip around the world to see all the ‘KIP’s, as they are called, and the countries that are taking part – there is even an event in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai!
There are plenty of KIPs taking place in the UK – nearly 100 when we last checked. From The Shetland Museum to Red Hat Knitters at the Diving Museum in Gosport there is bound to be one near you. We were very intrigued by one called Knitting in the Buff in Dorset so if any of you go to that one do let us know all about it.
And if there isn’t one why not get your knitting buddies together at your local café, pub or library to show people why you love your craft. Don’t forget to take some spare needles and yarn along because there is bound to be someone eager to learn.
Have fun and share your pictures with us on Facebook.