Thursday 6 June 2013


Knitting in bed probably doesn't count, Gromit, unless you move your bed outside!

World Wide Knit In Public Day of course. It goes from June 8-16 because knitting is like that, once you get going it's hard to stop, "just one more row" is often heard muttered.

You can join up here and see what events are taking place in your neck of the woods or just get your knitting out where-ever you are. It's a great conversation starter and just might inspire some-one else to 'get their knit on'!
I love these vintage photos of "stars" knitting, often on set while they wait for to play their role...other pics show men in prison knitting and some very old photos from the UK showing traditional patterns.

Have you joined Ravelry yet? 6,000 plus free knitting and crochet patterns, tips and advice, groups to chat with and it's simply wonderful. They're on Facebook too :D
"Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers, and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools and pattern information, and look to others for ..."

I try to take a photo of each knitted item I finish and then give it a name (eg Liam's Cardi) so that I know what I have made and for whom, my photo album on this pc is rather large and it's lovely to look through it and remember the pleasure I had both knitting and then giving the finished product.

Can you see my bunnies in my china cabinet at the top of the page? They were designed by this lovely blogger who lives in the Lake District and knit by me. I especially love the poster on the side of this page where the little lad is bundled up in his Mother's love but is wishing for a little more freedom lol

Soooo, do you knit or crochet?
 Do you "do it" in public like me?
Tell us your story please?



  1. and I thought it was What Would KIP do? or What Would Kids In Pyjamas Do or something like that :) based on the WWJD thingie

  2. How public is public? I knit anywhere I feel like knitting if it's legal. :)

  3. I dont knit BUT when i do see someone knitting in a waiting room, on a bus or train etc. i always smile and feel like i know that person. Knitting is something done by certain kind of person, one that is generous with her time, one that is patient and someone creative who loves someone enough to knit for them. I always think, hmmm if i knew you, i might like you. So knit on..... anywhere you feel like it.

    1. Oh Lynda, what a beautiful comment...I can see exactly what you mean,a rather grandmotherly type person no matter what her age, patient and relaxed and thoughtful.
      I know I like you!

    2. The feeling is mutual. Hey did you see my cheese - im so excited and feeling very full of myself at the moment. I MADE CHEESE!!!!

  4. I don't know how to knit but I wish I did! I agree with Lynda - I think people who knit are kind and creative and so patient.

  5. I will be knitting in public in honour of WWKIPD. Takes me back to knitting on a Qantas flight between Sydney and Perth post 9/11 and having my knitting confiscated. I was using huge circular BLUNT wooden needles and had been knitting for several hours, before one of the flight crew decided that because I was knitting I was technically using knitting needles which where banned. The fact that the cutlery I had been given to eat my in-flight meal with was more dangerous, didn't matter. I was met at Perth airport by 2 federal police officers, who returned my knitting to me and seemed unimpressed to have been called. My waiting family got a bit of a shock. As they waited for me to disembark, they noted the officers and were chatting about someone misbehaving on the plane...imagine their faces when it was me!!!

  6. What a great story! I bet you were furious and to let you knit for several hours first! Grrrrrr!
    In 09 I took some Sz9 plastic needles and yarn on board a long flight but was too scared to get them out until the middle of the night when I should have been asleep...I only did a few rows and put it away again!
    This year I am more confident and will see how dishcloths I can knock out on our 50hour trip to Montreal lol Watch this space!

  7. It does make for a fun story doesn't it! :) We can compare notes...I'm off to the UK for 3 weeks, so I'll take something on the plane and see if I am wicked enough to pull out my knitting again :) Mind you my flight time is much less than 50 hours!!

    1. lol I'm glad you're going first...will watch with interest, I do plan to make it something very simple whatever I take so that I can salvage it if I have to give up the needles. J always has a nail clipper in his pocket so I use that to cut the wool...might be a good tip for you too as scissors are a big no-no...I couldn't even get upstairs at the Domestic Airport to see my folks off unless I handed over the scissors that were in my handbag!