WWKIP Day (3rd annual!!) is THIS Saturday, June 9th!

Just a reminder, THIS coming Saturday, June 9th, is the THIRD ANNUAL WWKIP Day!
(W orld W ide K nit I n P ublic Day)
I am again sponsoring one in Watertown (Wilson county) (have to add the Wilson
county, as TN has TWO Watertowns, the other being in Blount county!).
JM2C,
Hugs,
Noreen
Reply to
YarnWright
I will be knitting in the Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, IL all day. I planned to be in the library in Genoa, IL.
Hugs & God bless, Dennis & Gail
Reply to
Spike Driver
I'll be outside on my new garden swing in the front yard, since the DH is working today. Does that count? Working on a sweater for my new grand-nephew!
Donna in S. Indiana
Reply to
Gerald & Donna McIntosh
I'm afraid my knitting won't be public today. But what a great idea! I've never heard of this before.
Murielle
Reply to
MSey
Sorry about Gail.
The bright side is that a hospital waiting room is a very good place to teach knitting- there is just something about knitting that offers comfort.
Aaron.
Reply to
Aaron Lewis
My grandfather taught my aunt to knit with two match sticks and a little bit of yarn when she was in hospital. True story. I've heard if from everyone in the family.
Murielle
Reply to
MSey
Aaron Lewis spun a FINE 'yarn':
Aaron Lewis. . .
Nope, I know you weren't in Watertown, TN, but you AND all my rcty family were with me in spirit! :D Noreen
Reply to
YarnWright
It was the Nordstrom's
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woman's wear sale day. I knew they were a big event in SF, but I had not realized it has gotten to be a big event in Walnut Creek. They bus women in from places like Fresno and Modesto! "Nordies" is the only department store that I could stand to spend several hours in. Anyway, DW needed new blue dress pants. Better to sit and knit (and get credit for being a good sport) than to wait and fidget. Terry has been working too hard. I guess she was a bit "shopping deprived" and over eager to do a bit of shopping.
There was this (very well dressed) old lady that said, "(She) learned how to knit in the convent in 1922 in France, and that I was knitting American style, and that I would be able to knit much faster if I would learn to knit Continental style!" She did not want to hear about knitting sheaths, because "Continental is the fast way to knit!" So, she grabbed the knitting out of my hands and proceeded to show me how to knit Continental style! I guess she was a little "knitting deprived" and over eager to do a bit of knitting. I bet she still runs her son's household.
By and large, the men waiting and fidgeting in the waiting areas showed much less interest in the knitting than the ladies who were shopping.
Aaron
Reply to
Aaron Lewis
So Noreen... is this annual event on the same day every year, or the same weekend perhaps? It sounds like a neat idea. I hope your weather was good for this. :o)
*hugs* Gemini
Reply to
Not Likely
*ears perking up* Walnut Creek? wow... I live in Concord.
Have you been to the yarn store that took over where Thimblecreek used to be? Do you know of any others in central CoCoCo?
Reply to
Melinda Meahan - take out TRAS
Without thinking, I did participate in WWKIP day. My DDs wanted to go to the Pacific Science Center. I said, "Sure," as we have a membership (we make it pay for itself in less than a couple of months) AND, I plant myself on the provided benches with my knitting and let the girls "do their thing." I did have one woman come over and ask me what I was making, I showed her the picture, and she said I was a fast knitter. (Okay, if she says so) I had lots of people smile as they passed and realized I was knitting.
JJMolvik
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JJMolvik
I don't know how public it was, but I worked on a hairpin lace shawl at a friend's house. I crocheted together the strips I had previously done on my hairpin "loom" and my friend was very impressed by how rapidly the shawl developed a recognizable shape. I even sang for them although, hopefully, they (friend and boyfriend) were too tipsy to remember this bit!
Erin
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Erin
Where did ThinbleCreek used to be?
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Aaron Lewis
It is terrible that I complain about Michaels and JoAnnes, but have not been to all my LYS - YET! There I was waiting just around the corner, and did not think to walk over and check out LYS. Shame on me.
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Aaron Lewis
Oh, don't feel bad -- I haven't been to any yet. :) I knew about Thimblecreek for AGES and never went in. Then I heard that they had moved and a yarn store moved into where they were before. *shrug*
Reply to
Melinda Meahan - take out TRAS
Is the yarn store there in the whole store that used to be Thimblecreek? That was a pretty big store. And especially big for a yarn store I would think. That definitely deserves a look see next time I am in that area.
What is the name of the new store?
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MayQueen

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