I am a serious fan of Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Better living through stitching together? We have a day for that. Every June, the Princeton Public Library hosts a KIP (Knit in Public) event. This year, we knit (and crochet) on Saturday, June 9, between 11:00 and 3:00. Watch and listen carefully. You’ll find knitters and yarn folk from our community clicking our needles, chatting, learning, and sharing our crafts out on the Hinds Plaza.
I confess. I’m a process, not product, kind of person. I’d rather get wrapped up in the Zen of doing. That makes me a pretty unproductive knitter. Sure, it’s fun to shop gorgeous yarns and browse patterns, dreaming of warm and wooly shawls, mittens, scarves, and hats. My yarn stash is tiny. I choose projects for the challenge and novelty of learning new stitches. I’m not sure I ever need to create any real clothing– it’s too much of a commitment. I’m not a serious knitter, if you haven’t figured it out yet. But I’ll turn out every year for our annual day of public knitting at Princeton Public Library. The crowd is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. Check out the vibe from our past KIP photos.
Don’t know how to knit? Want to learn? We’ll have some knitters around to get you started.
Are you stuck on those tricky instructions? Sometimes watching YouTube videos isn’t the same as a real knitting show and tell session. We’ll have folks who can help get your knitting unblocked.
Perhaps you are just curious about knitting, yarn and other things spooled and raveled? Stop by and chat.
We’re hoping for a glorious sunny day with a nice breeze, but if the weather doesn’t cooperate, look for us in the Community Room. Dust off an old project or start a new one. KIP with us.
Knitted veggies photo courtesy of Slideshow Bob on FLICKR.