Craft in Public week starts on Saturday!
(Ok, so it’s officially called Knit In Public but we here at Knit Picks do all sorts of crafts out in public so we prefer our term. We like to be all inclusive!)
It runs from June 14 though June 22nd – so lots of time to show off your crafty selves! To be honest, I’m always knitting or crocheting in public so it’s fun to have a week to celebrate it.
So where are your favorite spots to craft in public? There are several places I constantly have my needles or hooks in hand:
- Movie theaters. I fidget way too much to not have something in my hands (and I really don’t need to eat a ton of popcorn). I keep it very simple – either plain socks (before or after the heel) or one of the million Sockhead hats I always have on the needles. I still make errors in my projects once in awhile, but if I go slowly with smooth yarn, I’m usually fine.
- Pubs. Portland is known as Beervana and I love going to one of the several brewpubs near my house and just knitting on a patio while watching the world go by, especially with the extremely pleasant weather we’ve had recently.
- Public Transit: I got a lot of practice doing this when I took public transit each day when I lived in MA but I still take the bus or the train when I can. It is just so relaxing to plug in a new podcast episode (I’ve been really into Good Job Brain lately) and just let someone else worry about the traffic.
- Baseball Games (or other sporting events). This one can be tricky, especially when I’m really into the game but there’s downtime between innings, making it a good time to keep my hands busy. And if it’s a bad game, at least I can say I got a lot of rows done on my project! I’ve already talked enough about my love of baseball & the Stitch & Pitch games here but I couldn’t leave it off my list.
So those are my plans for promoting crafting in public! What do you plan on doing?
And stay tuned for more fun Craft in Public posts over the next week!