It might not surprise you to know that there is a designated date for pretty much everything under the sun, from National Doughnut Day which actually took place on June 2nd to International Frog Day happening every year on March 20th. So of course there would be an official day marked on the calendar for knitting in public! WWKIP Day takes place on the second Saturday in June and has gained widespread recognition. What first began as a grassroots movement in 2005, with a mere twenty-five groups spread around the globe, has now grown into a force of nature with more than eight hundred events listed in forty-six countries. Entirely organized by knitters, this not-for-profit event brings creative people together, out in public to share their passion for the craft, and encourage others to learn.
It could be in a public park, a farmer’s market, a streetcar, riverboat, cafe, library or schoolyard, wherever there is a comfortable place to gather, once the word gets out…… knitters will show up armed with their latest WIP, a bag full of snacks, light refreshments, sunscreen and a folding chair. To find a group in your area check the official KIP list here. To host a group, start here.