World Wide Knit in Public Day

Today* is World Wide Knit in Public Day. I myself am about to meander out, project bag in hand, to join the local contingent of participating knitters. WWKIP Day is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter-run event in the world (wwkipday.com). Nearly 900 knit-in-public events are being held in 56 countries around the world. And that’s the whole point: the WWKIP Day slogan is “Better living through stitching together.”

For those unfamiliar with the craft, the concept behind knitting is pretty straightforward. It’s defined as “the process of using two or more needles to loop yarn into a series of interconnected loops in order to create a finished garment or some other type of fabric. The word is derived from knot, thought to originate from the Dutch verb knutten, which is similar to the Old English cnyttan, to knot. Its origins lie in the basic human need for clothing for protection against the elements.” (Wikipedia)

Now let’s see just how coordinated these fingers are today. Hope the sun stays out…

a permanently public knitter (artist and location unknown)

A permanently public knitter (artist and location unknown)

* WWKIP Day was yesterday, Saturday. The fact that I wrote this and then completely forgot to post it suggests not all of my mental cylinders are firing in sequence yet. Sigh.

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