World Wide KIP Day; June 11, 2005

World Wide Knit In Public Day is something that I started when a tread on the knitty boards showed that there were knitters who were nervous to KIP. This is a day when all knitters every where in the world will be out knitting, to make shy knitters feel better about KIP’ing. I’m really excited by this project and really want others to join me. There will be no sponsorship, as this is just to get people to knit in public. You can organize a group in your area to be out KIP’ing or do it on your own, it’s up to you. Either way, it should be a lot of fun, and you never know who’ll you’ll find KIP’ing around you. :wink:

The site is but a baby yet, we have a new admin, working on it. There’s printable flyers on the sidebar, that you can hand out. We’re trying to spread the word. Also the site can be a meeting point for groups, and of course we’ll want pictures of you knitting away!

Thank you all, and if you have any questions or comments, please share.


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How fun…shy to knit in public!!! :thinking:

I knit ALL OVER the place!! Im like a KNITTING AMBASSADOR!

I usually knit where ever I am. I love to knit on my front porch swing. June 11th I plan on going to the Courthouse Square in our town. There are benches and flowers and grass and trees. :inlove: I thought of it today as I walked past. It’s the perfect spot. That’s just my 2 cents!

What a brilliant idea… :slight_smile: I really like the idea of not just heading to a coffeeshop but to be really “out there”…

I’m sure i could find a spot on my university campus to do it… or the local municipal park…

picnic basket, blanket, sun shade… sounds lovely :slight_smile:


Don’t understand why anyone would be shy to knit in public, I do it everyday on my lunch break. I’ll be at the cute little grassy area by my LYS on that day…hoping to get some friends to join me!!

I’ve gotten some rude comments before and if I were a person who didn’t have a lot of self-confidence or self-esteem to begin with that would probably deter me from knitting in public. Lucky for me I don’t give a @#$ :thumbsup:

What kind of RUDE comments could a person POSSIBLY make about KNITTING??? I mean…it doesnt BOTHER anyone, unless you POKE them in the EYE with a needle! :??

Well … I was at the gym an hour early before my regular class and I had my knitting with me (OF COURSE :thumbsup: ) So I figured I get some knitting done until my class started. Yippy!!!

Anyhoo … this disgusting prick of a B@$t@rd slithered up with this smug @$$ look and said, “Hm, I guess that could be a work out.” I gave him one my mean looks (I’ve been told that my mean looks are quite effective :wink: ). He just walked away.

Perhaps I was offended because I’m not the thinnest person and I interpretted that comment as a personally attack? :?? I just don’t know. But then … he was one of those nasty, dirty looking old men who think they are HOT stuff, walking around and sucking wind to puff out their scrawny chests, deluding themselves that every young lady thinks they are the perfect specimen with whom to ride around in their mid-life crisis, convertible sports car!!! :evil:

Whatever the case … considering his tone and facial expression, it was NOT a nice comment. :rollseyes:

“Waste not want not.”—is a saying from my grandmother…she always said that time is just as important not to waste as money and food.

So I knit (or crochet) where ever I go…I usually have at least two project going all the time…one that is always ready to take in the car with my husband driving, to school for my 30 minute lunch duty in the school hall way (what else can I do, I roll out my chair and knit), and to wait for appointments,and etc…that project is always something that is easy to keep up with the pattern…I don’t take anything that requires too much concentration.

And I have never had anyone complain…though I have had lots of people ask if I can teach them…I have students that ask almost everyday.

That’s what I’m thinking. You gotta be a real hardass to mess with a knitter.

EEEWWW I can totally see this guy in my mind. EW EW EW EEEEEEEWWWWWWWW I can smell him too :crying: :oops:

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EEEWWW I can totally see this guy in my mind. EW EW EW EEEEEEEWWWWWWWW I can smell him too :crying: :oops:


TOTALLY!!! I still see him at the gym every now and then. Every time I see that creton, I get obscenely disgusted!

Well IMHO it can be a mental workout, and sometimes a physical one, but I guess it would depend on whether your arms were hanging free or resting on your knees or other support.

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I agree - it can totally be work out. But for some sarcastically odd reason, I highly doubt that jack@$$ would neither recognize nor appreciate the training, skill, talent and effort that goes into knitting. sigh Some people … :rollseyes: But hey … that’s okay … he’ll remain a delusional, geriatric, chest puffing, dirty 'ol B’dard whilst I exercise and enrich my mind with my needles and!!! Yah dude! Rawk on!!! :thumbsup: *hehehe :mrgreen:

well, ekgheiy, I’ve found that a mind that will not stretch to new dimensions is a mind I don’t really want to know about. Seems to suit everybody else just fine. :figureditout:

EKG…we all have WRISTS OF STEEL!!! :mad:

Lol maybe we could give Jane Fonda a run for her money by producing a video of our own, possibly featuring Amy as the trainer, and possibly KellyK as the drill sargeant :smiley:

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