Knitters from all walks of life will be out in force around the country this Saturday, celebrating Worldwide Knit in Public Day.
Started in 2005 by Danielle Landes, WWKiP Day began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. It has grown to be the largest knitter-run event in the world, promoting knitting as a community activity in a very distinct way. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.
In 2005, there were 25 local events around the world. By 2007 there were almost 200. This year in New Zealand alone there are at least 8 events taking place this Saturday, so why not head along and check one out? Take along your needles and yarn, friends, family and knit-curious novices of your acquaintance and enjoy a day out knitting and nattering with like-minded crafters.
- Nelson Elma Turner Library, Halifax Street
Hosted by Nelson Creative Fibre & Victory Community Nan Craft Groups
I know the Christchurch at the Dux De Lux is going to be huge, with heaps of activities, competitions and fun and games planned. I’ll be there with my crochet (not exactly knitting in public, but that’s merely a technicality!) and keen to see Amy break last year’s record number of attendees, so do come along.
I’d love to hear of any other events taking place for WWKiP this weekend – email me or leave a comment below.