Sunday, June 15, 2008

WWKIP: The Day After

It was hot. Very hot. I am NOT a sun person. In the past, when the sun was shining, I would go to a matinee. How many summer weekends did I spend in the cool dark caverns of Manhattan movie theaters while everyone was frolicking in the Hamptons or at Jones Beach!?

But yesterday was WWKIP Day. For the muggles out there, that's World Wide Knit in Public Day. And since I was the one who conjured up the plan, with some help from Marina, Marci and a few others, I had to venture out in the heat. Besides, I had those little buttons to dole out.

We sat on the steps leading up to Brooklyn Museum of Art. We had 22 Public Knitters and 1 Public Spinner. We had the pleasure of some knitting "celebs" show up - Subway Knitter, some of the Spiders, wow! Thanks for coming out, guys, it was great meeting you all.

It was fun, despite the heat. Many of us hugged the side wall for some direct sun relief. Marina braved the heat the entire time. Then Jonathan showed up to save her day - he successfully fished out a crochet hook from beneath the wood slats. Jon, you rock!!

I started a lace hat - Portia, a design by Kim Hargreaves, using Silky Merino from Malabrigo. Bright turquoise. Gorgeous color. After all the man knitting I've been doing - so many gifts...this one is bright, girly and all for me.

I went home to clean out my closet. UGH. But the heat got to me and instead I took a nap. Ahhh. And then the rains came. We had a knockout thunderstorm. And I DO love thunderstorms.


Eliza said...

I missed the Subway Knitter! Is she in one of your photos?

knithound brooklyn said...

yes, the young lady with the tan hat in the middle of the group of three. The other two are part of the Spiders group!

The Yarn Monkey said...

Nice photos! But is my head really that big?

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HPNY Knits said...

this looks like fun! next year- umbrellas for the sun and the rain!