WWKIP = World Wide Knit In Public. If you're curious, here's a link where you can read all the details: http://www.wwkipday.com/index.html. The Chicago chapters of Stitch-n-Bitch are participating in WWKIP in Millennium Park, and I intend to be there, front and center. For years, I've been wondering why Chicago doesn't participate in the national Knit-Out events every October, so I'm excited to see us finally getting involved in a public display of knitting, to help raise the consciousness of the muggles among whom we live. I know--calling nonknitters "muggles" is rude, but it cracks me up. Besides, most of them act as if knitting is magic. They'll say things like, "That's just amazing!" or "I don't know how you do that" or "I would never have the patience for that." I like to tell them that it'll teach them patience, but they never believe me. Hey, maybe if they see us all at the park on June 10 and ask a few questions, they'll finally quit asking me if I'm crocheting.


Vintageme said…
So true..every time I go out in one of Mum's knits people gasp and say "how do you do that?"....she does an imitation explaining about two sticks ,a bit of string etc .Lots of people ask if she is doing crochet .This is truly weird as Mum is 51 and she thinks most Mums in her day knitted so even young people saw Granny doing it.Holly.
Dawn said…
I'm going to try and get something going close to me! Thought I might try and get together with some of the women I met at the workshop.
That's a great idea, Dawn! You should go for it. Holly, isn't it funny how people act as if it's magic? I've had the same reaction with regard to meals cooked from scratch. For example, one of my former co-workers just couldn't understand how i could bake bread without the help of a bread machine. Humans have been doing it for 10,000 years now!