Worldwide Knit in Public Day
As children, we all had those wonderful knit sweaters from our grandparents. But, things have changed over the years. Knitting is not just for the elderly. It’s a popular hobby that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age to make something beautiful, promote social change and meditate peacefully as they knit, purl, and turn two. Although it may sound a little silly, knitting is a relaxing activity that can be enjoyed with a glass of wine.
Worldwide Knit in Public Day aims to promote knitting as a recreational activity for everyone. We have been accustomed to knitting as something that our grandparents did. It is an activity that anyone can enjoy, and this is what the day is about. It is a great way for people to learn to knit, and encourage them to give it a try.
World Wide Knit In Public Day (W.W.K.I.P.D.) is a credit to Danielle Landes, a knitter from the United States. To say that knitters around the globe have come out to support Landes’ quest to prove that knitting isn’t just for grandmothers is an understatement. Every event, known as a KIP with the slogan “Better Living Through Stitching Together”, is managed by local groups. Despite its single-day status, it often becomes a week-long celebration for knitting and other fiber arts.
These KIPs are becoming more popular. Groups often choose a theme to represent their event. Many popular themes include knitting for hospitals and community art projects, as well as environmental concerns and premature babies. All of these are worthy causes that can be benefitted from people who love yarn.
Worldwide Knit in Public Day, which is the largest knitter-run event in the world, is a great way to get an idea of how popular it is. There have been many local events over the years. This is true in countries such as Australia, Sweden, South Africa and Norway.
Each year, the event seems to become more popular. 2005 saw only 25 events worldwide. This number quickly grew to 200 in 2007. It surpassed 1,000 in 2016! That’s what we call success!
The solution is in the name! You can celebrate Worldwide Knit In Public Day knitting in public! It’s possible to share the joys of knitting with others and even start a new hobby. Participation in yarn bombing, a small hobby that involves colorful swatches made of knitted fabric in public places, is also possible. What is it? You can think of everything, from light poles to bike stands, to trees. You can cover everything with a colorful array of yarn.
WWKIPD can be an exciting adventure. You’ll find yourself heading to the yarn shops and meeting up with other like-minded people to celebrate this ancient practice. Think of all the amazing techniques that you can learn. And, trust us, once you have tried hand-knit socks you will never go back to buying store-bought.
You can also look online for local knitting events in your area. There are many local events taking place all around the globe on Worldwide Knit In Public Day. You may find something near you. You can organize your own event if there isn’t one, or you are someone who enjoys planning parties and special occasions.
You just need to find a place where everyone can get involved. There are many options. You can teach children to knit or take a beginner’s course. A themed knitting day can be organized to get everyone knitting something that is related to movies or other places.
The Worldwide Knit In Public Day is the perfect excuse for a get-together with friends! What could be more enjoyable than knitting and crocheting while sipping on a glass of bubbly in the sun? You can organize a picnic with your family and friends. You will have a chance to spend time with the people you care about and also to do something that you don’t normally do.
A charity element can also be included to commemorate Worldwide Knit in Public Day. This is something many people have done over time. You could organize a knitting group or event that has people knitting blankets to give to the homeless.
You can also get your community to make blankets for children in hospital. Worldwide Knit in Public Day is a great way to give back to the community.