If there is one wish I could be granted, it is to have more time to visit with friends around the world simultaneously. On Saturday I was able to do a bit of that by meeting with various pals during the 2016 international celebration of Worldwide Knit in Public (WWKIP) Day. Last year I celebrated the day with my guild, The Knitting Guild of Tidewater. That day was perfect for sitting in the shaded porch of the local museum.
By studying the differences in the photos, you can clearly see the major common component: All of us came together to knit in public. Why such a fuss on playing with yarn in such a display? Knitting (and other fibery crafts) are still stereotyped as “old lady” activities. WWKIP Day created an awareness that handcrafting with yarn and fiber is not something that elderly women do, but it is an artisan craft practiced by all ages, genders, and races. So instead of showing off what I was knitting, I have photos of my pals that were able to attend Baa Baa Sheep’s celebration at The Chrysler Museum of Art, and afterwards at Baa Baa Sheep. I hope you enjoy the photos, and please feel free to share this post with friends who were there too.