Saturday, June 13 is Worldwide Knit in Public Day, and I’m finally realizing my dream of hosting an event in honor of the day. (A big thank you to those who responded to my “should I do this this year?” survey with location ideas!) Since I’m a Chicago resident, it makes sense to host the event here, and I’ve invited my knitting group, including fellow knitting designers Stefanie, Allyson, Leah and Laura. to join in the fun. For a look at the event I attended last year and for a rundown of WTF knit in public day is, check out this post.
When: Saturday, June 13, noon to 5 pm – Since we’re knitting, I figured I’d go for a large window of time. I’ll probably be knitting for 5 hours that day at home, unshowered anyway, so why not do it outdoors? Speaking of which…
Where: Humboldt Park, Chicago; rain location: Humboldt Haus Sandwich Bar – We can meet up at the Humboldt Park Boathouse, which has an adjoining parking lot. We can set up our knitting there or nearby if the boathouse itself is busy. As of today, the extended forecast is showing morning showers for the 13th. Since it’s more than a week away, I’ve selected the Humboldt Haus Sandwich Bar as our rainout location since it’s right next to the north end of the park.
The Humboldt Park Boathouse, via
What to bring: a WIP, yourself, a blanket or lawn chair and some snacks if you like! – If we end up at the rainout location, I’ll encourage everyone to eat the restaurant’s food and beer, which are delicious. This shouldn’t be too much to ask, particularly of beer lovers, as the restaurant has a awesome stuff on tap!
Do I need to RSVP? Nah. Feel free to come and go as you please. I’m thinking that even if we don’t get rained out, we can head to the sandwich place for a nice beer at the end of the event if people are up for it. I’m thinking this can just be a super chill event.
Obviously, many of you are not Chicago area residents, so I understand those who can’t make it. However, if you’re an Instagram or Twitter addict like me, you should jump on the #wwkip and #handsoccupied hashtags to share pictures of any public/outdoor (even if it’s in your backyard) knitting you do on 6/13. I’ll include faves in my WWKIP roundup post the Monday after the big day!