World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Because knitting is such a solitary act, it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the person next door is doing the same.
To get people out knitting, volunteers organize events in their communities. In 2005, there were about 25 local events around the world; in 2006, there were about 70 local events; in 2007, almost 200; in 2008, there were 800 events; and the number continues to climb. As the name suggests, these events happen all over the world: Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United States and so many more countries.
WWKiP Day takes place from the second Saturday to the third Sunday of June each year. This year’s week-long celebration of knitting begins on June 8. To learn more, you can visit their website: http://www.wwkipday.com/about
Are any of you YARN-A-HOLICS participating? Tell us about it! or even better, send pictures!