World Wide Knit in Public Day

My first learning-to-knit project was born of the desire to spend an entire couchbound Saturday watching television guilt-free, abetted by a quart of New York Super Fudge Chunk. To my surprise, I felt pride at the scarf emerging from my fingertips. It had expertly even ridges, even a border! Since then, as I’ve graduated to beanies, my knitting has accompanied me everywhere—the bus, church pews, a Ben Harper concert, sneaking in a row or two at the office. That’s the idea behind World Wide Knit in Public Day, founded three years ago by Australian yarn maven Danielle Landes. This year’s observance, with events ranging from Latvia to Yukon, is sponsored locally by the Capitol Hill Knitters of Doom. They’ll have chairs ready, so bring your 12-gauge needles, balls of wool, and picnic stuff (wine and cheese encouraged). Expect plenty of helpful suggestions for your next project. With fall only three months away, I’m thinking about a sweater. Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave., www.wwkipday.com. Free. Noon. LAURA ONSTOT

Sat., June 14, noon, 2008

 
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