World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes] and takes place on the second Saturday of June each year. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company.
Knit in Public Day is unique, in that it's the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. They each organize an event because they want to, not because they have to. They bring their own fresh ideas into planning where the event should be held, and what people would like to do.
In the past some people have used this event as a means to show the general public that ‘not only grannies knit!’. Knit in Public Day is really about showing the general public that knitting can be a community activity in a very distinct way. In some places there are many different knitting groups that never interact with each other, on Knit in Public Day they come together in one place, making them hard to miss.
2005 there were about 25 local events around the world. In 2006 there were about 70 local events. 2007 there were almost 200.
Over the years there have been local events in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, United States, and Germany.
Idag firar vi World Wide Knit In Public Day! Det är ett fantastiskt tillfälle att sitta med vänner och bekanta och en och annan okänd och sticka och ta en fika tillsammans. Vi hoppades på strålande sol – men regnet ville vara med oss istället. Vi satt på Skräcklan som är vår park i Vänersborg med utsikt mot Vänern.
Vi började med att sitta ute, men sen började det droppa mer och mer. Tur att vi kunde sitta inne.
Kristina stickar en traditionell Bohuskofta i tunt garn med tunna stickor.
Raija stickar en sjal i mjukt garn
Sockar, så fina mönster
En tröja som vill ha ärmar
En stickutställning rekommenderas!
Vi stickade och sydde och fler kort blev inte tagna.