Saturday, June 12, 2010

Knit In Public!


It's World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Well, sort of.

The website says that you can pick which day you choose to celebrate it on. From the twelfth to the twentieth of June. I suppose you could celebrate it all of those days if you wanted to, also.

The site at the link above wants to sell you lots of stuff. They have a store. But they don't tell you about knitting in public in your area. You can find out more about the history and founding of the "day" here.

I thought I could find a website to send you to with more information about activities in various places, but it seems to be very unstructured. If you google it, you can find information about a few activities in a few places, but there's no one centralized location to find out what's happening near you.

But keep in mind that you don't have to have a specific planned activity that's coordinated with a lot of people. You can just take your knitting with you and knit in public all by yourself! Then again, that makes it all just like any other day for me. I tend to carry something to knit with me whenever I go out, unless it's just walking to Safeway or the library, both of which I can see from my apartment. People on the bus ask me what I'm knitting, especially when it's a sock because I've gravitated toward the two-circular-needles method of knitting them, and I guess it looks funny to people not familiar with that method.

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I planned to knit in public at the Potomac Celtic Festival today, but Holly's not feeling too well, and she's got a problem with her foot. She says it feels like she stepped on some glass, but she can't find any glass or anything else in her foot. But she doesn't want to either walk or drive much today, so we're not going. I'm disappointed, but not terribly so. If I go, it means a lot of extra driving for her, and I hate to do that to her. It also means that if I went, I'd feel terrible from all the walking later today and for the next few days. And, on top of that, after the expense of the TiVo, I really don't have any money to spend unless I plan to starve at the end of the month.

So, I think what I should do is find some hard cider to buy and drink this weekend, and find a nice little Celtic or other special treat for myself to buy next month. It's just not a Celtic festival without scrumpy!

While I'm on the subject of scrumpy, I found the lyrics to one of my favorite folk songs, Dead Dog Scrumpy on the internet. And, as if that wasn't enough, here's a video of the song so you can hear it!



When Holly was younger, I put together a tape of folk songs that were humorous, and this was one of them. This next one was also on the tape.



It's called The Vicar and the Frog, and is here performed by Fred Wedlock. This was also one that Steve did for SCA (along with Scrumpy). They are not, I hasten to add, period songs for SCA, but period subjects. They'd both be great songs for the Celtic festival, too. I may not be getting something neat at the Celtic festival, but this is something for you.

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There is some good science fiction on TV this weekend. There will be a new Doctor Who on BBC in America this evening, The Hungry Earth.

Two of the Librarian series will be on TNT this weekend, Return to King Solomon's Mines and Curse of the Judas Chalice, plus I Am Legend, which I saw last weekend, and was surprisingly good, and Transformers, which I haven't seen yet, and don't have high expectations for, but I'm going to check out.

I watched Hancock last night on Encore, and was surprised at how good that was, too. Since it was on Encore, it'll be on again a few times in the next few days, so check it out!

There's probably a lot more, but I'm sure you can find things to watch on your own.

Have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget to knit in public!

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