Thursday, June 2, 2011

Knitting in Public Sunday, June 12

Despite the wet, chilly weather, summer is just around the corner! For knitters, there's no better way to celebrate the season of BBQs and beach trips than Knit in Public Day.  This year, we'll be hosting an informal KIP event Sunday, June 12 which also coincides with the first day of our Liesl Sweater Knit Along

Some Knitting in Public hints from Charlotte (who usually does her KIP-ing at softball tournaments and coffee houses):

1.  Bring a project that doesn't demand your full attention.  Too often, I've knit complicated mistakes into difficult lace projects while laughing at a friend's story!  

2.  Better yet, bring multiple projects.  At a recent event, I finished the cuff of a sock, knit a few inches of stockinette on a sweater, and seamed the underarms on a third project.  

3.  Remember your tools!  Will you need a tapestry needle, stitch markers, or row counter?  What about a crochet hook to fix those dropped stitches?  Of course, we have replacements here for you if you do forget.

4.  Bring a friend-- or come prepared to make new friends!  The community that emerges when knitters find each other is inspiring, encouraging, and fun.

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