Worldwide Knit in Public Day is this Saturday, June 8. As knitters, we knit in public all the time. But it’s fun to make a special party of it!
There are three WWKIP Day events on my radar, and I’m hoping to make it to two of them. I know for sure that I’ll be at the Knit Picks event at Portland’s Wilshire Park, 4116 NE 33rd Ave. It’s from 11 am to 2 pm. There will be door prizes drawings, and a yarn and book giveaway for everyone. Yay, freebies!
It happens rain or shine; I’m hoping for shine. And there’s a covered picnic area, so we’re covered either way. Bring a chair and your knit or crochet project! I’ll be there along with five other designers, with samples to show.
If I’m up for an earlier start, I’ll make it to IKEA! Puddletown Knitters Guild is hosting an event at the Portland IKEA store from 9:30 to noon! I don’t think I could say it better than their Instagram post, so I’ll just put this right here.
The third WWKIP event that I know about is a joint venture between Brooklyn Tweed and Pedalpalooza. Meet at Brooklyn Tweed headquarters at NE 7th and Davis at 11:30, and join the bike ride to Ladd Circle Park for a crafty time. Or just meet at Ladd Circle Park In SE Portland at noon.
So many choices, and I’m sure there are more! Are you planning to participate in WWKIP Day? What’s going on in your neck of the woods?
Also, just a reminder that I’m picking a winner for a year’s subscription to KnitCompanion’s Setup and Essentials on WWKIP Day. See previous post for review and details.
OMG – that all sounds like so much fun! Jealous! I think the local guild is having a KIP event in town square in Anchorage, but nothing special planned other than hanging out and knitting as far as I can tell. Still, it’s something!
I am so excited for the Puddletown event at IKEA….just thinking about knitters scattered on the furniture has got me giggling. I have been fortunate to hook up with a bunch of new knitter friends since I moved to St. Johns so I have transport there and to the Knit Picks event and beyond. You and I are bound to see each other as we usually do. Can’t wait to fill you in on all the knitting activity in St. John’s..who knew??…for instance, there is a yarn store inside a bookstore!!!