In my graphic designer son’s portfolio is a poster which he created for the Northcoast Knittery to advertise Thursday night Sip and Knit. During a recent job interview with a company, members of the creative design team particularly liked this piece. Then one of them asked, ”Do people still knit?”
When he told me that later, I was stunned. Wow. There are some people out there that don’t know that knitting is not only a past time for millions, but an obsession for thousands! My world is so full of knitters, knitting blogs, knitting podcasts, knitting books, knitting magazines, knitting workshops, and knitting retreats, it simply didn’t register with me that people could question whether knitting still captivated people’s imaginations!
That is why World Wide Knit in Public Day is such an important event…to let the larger world know knitting is a vibrant creative and social activity. We knitters know that WWKP is another great excuse to get together and knit in the sunshine, have a potluck lunch, and in the case of our local shop, the Northcoast Knittery, win fabulous prizes! But it really does let others know that knitting is not just happening, it’s a happening. So go out and knit in public on June 11, 2011!
And if you’re in our area (Humboldt County, CA), come to the big celebration at the Northcoast Knittery, 320 Second Street, Eureka, CA. We’ll be partying from 10 am to 6 pm. As always, there will be knitting (and crocheting) in the courtyard,