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!).
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.
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.
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!
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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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
What is the name of the new store?