June 11, 2006
It's a Small World
Yesterday marked the second annual WWKIP day and our local event turned out to be a cozy little gathering of just 2 knitters, myself and Jess.
I am certain that the weather had something to do with it since it was 50 degrees in the Berkshires yesterday with the wind chill making it feel like 42! Yes that's right I am talking about the "wind chill factor" in JUNE :-|
But it really didn't matter because if there was anyone I would rather be knitting with on WWKIP day it is this lady. Later on my DH and Little Guy showed up to hang out for a bit. Jess has proof of my goofy husband "interpretive knitting" but I'll leave it up to her to decide whether it should be shared with the world. It's pretty
My whole life I have resisted fitting in to any type of category or group. I never wanted to be labeled. There are so many other things I do besides knit. I take pictures, I write, I politic, I ride horses, I weave, etc etc but I am not a "photographer", I am not a "writer", I am not a "politician", I am not a "horse person", and I am not a "weaver". It wasn't until I started knitting that I really felt I was part of something bigger than myself, that I belonged to a group of people out there who took as much pride and joy as I do in a particular craft. A community. I proudly call myself a Knitter and accept all the connotations that come along with that. So even though yesterday my "world" consisted of just Jess and myself I really felt the World Wide Knitting Community out there and the overwhelming joy of being a part of that.
I hope everyone had a great WWKIP filled with laughter and friends and here's to all the knitters out there who braved the cold or the heat or the rain to gather with members of our community for the sake of the craft.