June 15, 2008

WWKIP Day

Having just returned from Niagara Falls on Thursday evening (a spectacular place!), I didn't plan to mark WWKIP Day with a public display of my knitting, but in Friday's local paper there was an article about a knitter who organized a WWKIP event. Saturday turned out sunny and hot, so Alan and I checked it out. It was fun! I have never knitted in such a large group before, and it was exhilarating. Maggie, who hosts a knitters' group that meets at a coffee shop in my town, organized the day at Princeton Shopping Center. This group is also represented on Ravelry as Cafe Knitters.
I enjoyed meeting lots of other knitters. We exchanged Rav names, favorite patterns and yarns, and chatted about ourselves and our knitting. Alan met a fellow Brit, from Plymouth no less. Maggie had prizes and knitters brought food. There was even a band, and one of the restaurants at the shopping center, Zen Palate, passed out delicious vegan food to the hungry knitters. We stayed for about an hour and a half, during which a few non-knitters stopped to gawk at us and our sticks. A couple even asked how they could find out more about knitting!
I worked on my Muir, which is 4+ repeats in as of today. Only 9 more to go!

I love the whole KIP Day concept. It just feels so right to do something I love with other people who love it too.

Did you KIP on WWKIP Day?

2 comments:

CinLove said...

Hey Linda -

I was there. I'm the red shirt in the blue chair next to the webbed chair in the top picture. What a fun day. Can't wait to do it again.

TheBlackSheep said...

Cool! No, I didn't KIP a WIP on Sunday, but I would have had I had something like that to go to!