I know some people are knitting all day, or at least most of it, wherever they are. There are big gatherings in Memphis and Watertown, TN - as seen on WWKIPDay's website - but I can't get to either of those.
WHERE: Although I have a big day of sneaky sewing ahead of me, I knit at the coffee shop and the public library today. I spent about an hour at the library (part of it outside on the walk, while I finished my messy iced coffee!), and met about fifteen people - remember this is a small town ;o) A few of them who asked why I was there ;o)
PROJECT: I worked on the triangular Theatre Shawl, which is now a little over 8" in height and 80-some stitches wide. By a little calculation, I estimated it will be about 225-250 stitches wide when it is done, but I don't trust my midnight math ;o)
YARN: I'm using the Fiery Wind merino that I frogged from Branching Out. I'm sure when I run out of yarn the shawl will be big enough for what I want - *cross fingers*
One lady said 'Promote the craft!'
Another: 'That is so smart, I've got to start doing that again.'
There were a few strange stares and one avid watcher.
Lots of 'Hello there, how are you?'
which was nice small-town banter :o)
But most were like 'Oh, you're knitting.. How nice.'
or 'Look, she's knitting.' (as if it were completely out of the ordinary)
Linky: This made me laugh so hard! (the notebook pictures) - Potentially dangerous dishcloth from Spider Woman Knits found at Mason Dixon Knitting because Chris and CarrieK have both been mentioning the book.
Now - off to sewing! Both of the cats are sleeping beside me taking full advantage of the quiet house and the air conditioner. Mr.J has went out to garden, leaving me time to clean the house and make toys!