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June 11, 2005

Get Out There And Knit

Today, June 11th, is World Wide Knit in Public day, which means -- my knitting friends -- that you need to grab your knitting, get out into the mass fray of humanity, and show them how its done.  nona thinks she's prepared, but let's go through the KIP check list just to be sure...

1.  Knit item worn in a fashionable way.  Check -- light weight scarves make ideal sash belts
2.  Knitting.  Check -- I'll be working on my 2nd pair of socks for Sockapalooza.  I'm just about to start the heel, which means the partial sock is a perfect wrist warmer. 
3.  Cheery disposition.  Check -- morning tea (aka caffeine) has been drunk and teeth have been brushed.
4.  Digital Camera.  Check -- nona needs a winning photo to enter into Kathy's KIP photo contest.
5.  Someplace public to go.  Check -- I'll be publicing many spots today, but am most looking forward to nona-son-the-elder's dance show.

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I love your checklist--I think I would need to add about 2 more cups for coffee and then I'd be all set too. I was planning on KIPing in the park with the kiddos but it looks like rain so it may be the bookstore for me :) Happy knitting!

Posted by: Kim | Jun 11, 2005 11:14:02 AM


You have been so supportive. Good luck! I LOVE your post.


Posted by: kathy b | Jun 11, 2005 12:59:46 PM

Wish I had some photos but I was behind the camera and didn't take any of me! I spent this afternoon at Floral Guernsey - a sort of Chelsea Flower show on a smaller scale where Dancing Daughter was performimg in a flower inspired ballet and classical greek recital. Lots of little and not so little ballerinas, lots of flowers and fantastic sunshine - not to mention a good few rows on a felted hat!

Posted by: Janine | Jun 11, 2005 2:31:22 PM

I KIPd today! Twice--once at a coffee shop, once at my Dad's golf club. I only regret that I didn't actually get more knitting DONE. Has anyone else noticed that adding socializing to knitting means less knitting gets done than if one were home concentrating?

Posted by: Deb | Jun 11, 2005 7:21:23 PM

That is such a pretty belt! What a stylish idea!

Posted by: erin | Jun 11, 2005 8:33:33 PM

I missed KIP day? EEEK! Does it count that I KIP at least 2 times/week?

Posted by: Cathy | Jun 12, 2005 8:28:45 AM

I was visitng Philosopher's Wool at Inverhuron ON, Canada. I made a small attempt to KIP, but the humidity made the wool stick to my fingers.
I did a lot of wool-winding (and wool-buying)instead.
BTW, I was wearing my newly-completed NBATee. Barbie pink vintage Tahki linen blend. It earned a compliment from Anne Bourgeouis herself. That sure made my day!

Posted by: Judith | Jun 12, 2005 1:39:18 PM

Cool belt. What pattern did you use?

Posted by: Dena Childs | Jun 12, 2005 6:42:59 PM

Cute! I love your checklist, espcially item 3. Cheery disposition is a must for KIP-ing!

Posted by: Diana | Jun 13, 2005 11:20:38 AM

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