World Wide Knit in Public Day continues all week! I know it’s raining in a lot of places, but knitting in a dry coffee shop still counts as being in public, you know.
Artist Christen Mattix of Bellingham, Washington knits in public for an hour every day: she’s knitting a rope to reach through her town from her home half a mile down to the ocean. The artist is a sculptor and painter, and conceives of this rope as “an urban drawing”.
Julia Gillard, the Prime Minister of Australia knits in public – and has a special knitting bag labelled “Prime Minster” (I think we all would, in her position!).
A group in Shipley, West Yorkshire, is knitting in public to yarnbomb the town. Wool has an important role in the area’s history – the village of Saltaire was founded in the mid 19th century to house the workers from the region’s important woolen mill – and the knitters are celebrating that with some fab public displays.
Wearing one’s knitting in public, for better or worse. Much discussion kicked off by a letter to an advice columnist about a small business owner’s rejection of a potential employee because of her discomfort over the interviewee’s vest knitted from dog hair.