Tuesday, June 3, 2008

World Wide Knit in Public Contest

July 14th has been declared World Wide Knit in Public day. I personally knit in public all the time (at the pub waiting for my food to come, at the ball game, in movie theaters, while waiting in line at Borders...) but for some people it takes a special day to get out there and show people that knitters come in ever shape, size, gender and color and that knitting can be as sexy as a pair of lace panties, as practical as a pair of hiking socks or as uncanny as, um, this.

How do you plan to celebrate WWKIP Day? Are you gathering with yourl stitch n bitch to proudly knit as a group? Are you and a knitting friend planning on camping out at a public park, picnic basket in tow? Or maybe your a lone knitter, bravely taking on the odd looks of passing shoppers while you knit in front of the local shopping center? Whatever you do, take pictures. And when the day is over, send them to us at laura@theuniquesheep.com or add them to our Flickr Group. We will choose our favorite (or if we have too many favorites, draw a name out of a hat) and the lucky winner will receive a free skein of Unique Sheep yarn!

Remember, WWKIP day is June 14th. You will have one week to submit your photos and the winnre will be announced the following weekend.


Jess said...

I'll be graduating! And in honor of KIP day (even though I KIP every day), I'm trying to devise a way to bring my knitting to the ceremony, to work on while Quincy Jones gives a speech. It'll probably just be a pair of socks or something, but it'll be something! :D

I'll try to get photos. :)

BTW, that body-laptop interface thing is *hilarious*. The comments have me rolling.

Turtle said...

I also knit in public all the time. I see our local knitting group is going to be at the farmers market teaching knitting to those interested, so i will be helping out there!