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Knit In Public Day 2010

Posted by Kyle Design on June 11, 2010

Knitters Flask

Great gift for the detailed knitter who hates mistakes – Rip it! Rip it! Ribbit! Ribbit! With a little help from your frog knitting flask, ripping out your mistake might not be as unpleasant

Tomorrow {June 12th} is the 5th annual Knit in Public Day!

I’ve compiled a list of locations in the greater Bay Area that will be participating in this world wide event. To find a location near you visit the WWKIP Day website.

Albany

Hosted by: K2Tog

Location: K2Tog 1325 Solano Avenue at 1:00pm

Hercules

Hosted by: Denise Whitehead

Location: Starbucks, 3700 San Pablo Avenue at 1:00pm

Modesto

Hosted by: The Urban Shop

Location: 1508 10th Street from 10:30am-4:00pm

Knitting Needle Gauge

Our Knitting and Crotchet Guide has inches and metric measurements to count stitches, plus holes to check knitting needle or crochet hook sizes

Morgan Hill

Hosted by: Megpie

Location: Farmer’s Market, Caltrain Station Parking Lot at 11:00am

Novato

Hosted by: Llama Llama Knit

Location: 1202 Grant Avenue at 1:00pm

Santa Rosa

Hosted by: Village Knitters

Location: Montgomery Village on the benches in front of Cafe des Croissants and Starlet at 1:30pm

Sonora

Hosted by: Studio 49 & By Hand Yarn

Knitting Gift Pill Box

Store your pills and vitamins in our distinctive Knitter’s Pill Box

Location: Courthouse Square on Washington St at 10:00am

Walnut Creek

Hosted by: Jeanee and Jeanine Owner of Fashionknit

Location: 675 Ygnacio Valley Road B102 from 10:30am-5:00pm

knitter-earrings

Contemporary knitting needles and yarn earrings

Bring your latest knitting project, as well as your favorites to share. Great opportunity to mingle with fellow knitters, and inspire those who walk by. It’s going to be a hot weekend, so don’t forget lots of water and sunscreen!

For more unique knitting accessories and gifts, try our Knitter’s Measuring Tape, our Eyeglass Case for Knitters, our Knit and Nip Vitamin Case, our Crochet Money Clip, or our Knitting Night Light.

New to knitting? Follow our finger knitting how-to, also great for kids!

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World Wide Knit in Public Day 2008 – June 14th Bay Area Locations for Fun Event

Posted by Kyle Design on June 10, 2008

Coming up this weekend is the 2008 World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKIP Day) on Saturday June 14th, and I’ve compiled a list of locations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area hosting this growing event.

Purse or Pocket Sized Knitting Flask in PurpleDon’t Forget: Most events are being held outdoors, and it is looking like it will be a hot weekend, so be sure to bring water, hats, sunscreen, folding chairs, blankets, ice chest, snacks or lunch, etc. Most have free bathrooms nearby.

Bring what you’re working on as well as items you’ve finished so you can share your experience with it for other knitters or to give them ideas for good projects to try. If you forget to bring your knitting needles and current project, most stores are open with some giving discounts all day. Otherwise there is always finger knitting, which is a great way to get the little kids started as budding knitters. 🙂

Looking for fun knitter gift ideas? Please check out Unique Knitting Gifts for Knitters.

Berkeley
Hosted by: Knit-One-One and Kim-Chi Crafts
Location: Outside The Knit-One-One Studio and Sweet Adeline Bakeshop, 3360 Adeline Street in Berkeley (one block south of Alcatraz)
Time: 9:30am

Cameron Park
Hosted by: Sierra Knitting Company
Location: 3300 Coach Lane Suite A-3, Cameron Park, CA 95682 Located in Burke Junction
Time: 10:00-8:00

Delicate Knitting Earrings with Knitting Needles and YarnDavis
Hosted by: Erin Allen
Location: Central Park, next to Farmer’s Market
Time: 9:30am

Fairfax
Hosted by: Patricia Smith
Location: Rainbow Fabrics Crafts-n-Things, 50 Bolinas Rd.
Time: 2:00-6:00

Fairfield
Hosted by: Paulette Rand
Location: In front of Barnes & Noble, 1600 Gateway Blvd.
Time: 10:30-3:00

Kid Demonstating Easy FingerknittingHercules
Hosted by: Denise Whitehead
Location: Starbucks, 3700 San Pablo Ave., Hercules, CA 94547-3968
Time: Noon-5:00

Lafayette
Hosted by: The Yarn Boutique
Location: The Yarn Boutique in La Fiesta Square
Time: 10:00

Los Altos
Hosted by: Full Thread Ahead
Location: Plaza – Corner of State and Main Streets
Time: 11:00 – 2:00

Los Gatos
Hosted by: Read One, Knit Two ; Diane Otter librarian/facilitator of knitting group
Location: Los Gatos Public Library, 110 East Main Street
Time: 10:00 – 5:00

Knitting Custom Business Card HolderMenlo Park
Hosted by: Lucia Tedesco
Location: Allied Arts Guild – 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park CA 94025
Time: 10:30

Morgan Hill
Hosted by: Meg (Megpie on Ravelry)
Location: Ragoots, 17305 Monterey Rd, downtown Morgan Hill
Time: Noon

Morgan Hill
Hosted by: Meg (Megpie on Ravelry)
Location: Rosy’s at the Beach, 17320 Monterey Rd
Time: Noon

Knitting Christmas Ornament in Silver with Pretty BeadsOakland
Hosted by: The Knitting Basket
Location: 2054 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94611
Time: 11:00

Pacific Grove
Hosted by: Creative H’Arts Knitting Guild
Location: Jewel Park – Central Ave. across from PG Public Library
Time: 11:00-5:00

Pacifica
Hosted by: Pacifica SnB (Stitch ‘n Bitch)
Location: Linda Mar State Beach
Time: 10:00

PKnitter's Light Switch Plate in Silver and Blackleasanton
Hosted by: Knit This, Purl That!
Location: Delucchi Park-Farmers Market
Time: 9:00

Redwood City
Hosted by: Redwood City SnB (Stitch ‘n Bitch)
Location: Courthouse Square
Time: 11:00

Sacramento/Downtown
Hosted by: Christina Fletcher
Location: John C. Fremont Park (15th and Q St)
Time: 10:00

San Francisco
Hosted by: Kathryn
Location: Union Square
Time: 11:00 – 1:00

Alternative Knitter Key Chain with Skull and Knitting NeedlesSan Jose
Hosted by: The Knitmore Girls
Location: Santana Row
Time: 1:00

San Jose
Hosted by: commuknity
Location: commuknity, 1345 The Alameda
Time: Noon

San Mateo
Hosted by: Nine Rubies Knitting
Location: Central Park, 5th Avenue and El Camino Real
Time: 11:00

San Rafael
Hosted by: Marin Fiber Arts, a local yarn shop
Location: San Rafael City Plaza
Time: Noon

Knitting Night Lights in Silver with Pink Stained GlassSonoma
Hosted by: Tillie Angus owner of Sonoma Yarn
Location: Sonoma Yarn, 17620 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma
Time: Noonish

Stockton
Hosted by: Knit Witz Yarn Boutique
Location: Knit Witz Yarn Boutique on the Miracle Mile
Time: 10:00 – 2:00

Sunnyvale
Hosted by: Purlescence Yarns / Nathania Apple
Location: 586 S. Murphy Ave.
Time: Noon

Tracy
Hosted by: Kathy Kindred
Location: K2 Knits Yarn Salon, 1010 B Street
Time: 10:00

I plan to go to the Berkeley event with my daughters because it is hosted by the Knit-One-One and Kim-Chi Crafts and is right by the Sweet Adeline bakeshop, so we plan to get something tasty to eat, too.

If you’re doing some online shopping in hope of finding some cool gifts for crafty types, then be sure to check out Kyle Design – 25 Years of Unique Affordable Gifts. We have gifts for those who enjoy knitting and crochet, sewing and embroidery, scrapbooking, painting and more. Just click the photos above to find out more about the Knitting flask (very popular with knitters! – “nip one, purl two”), Knitter Christmas ornament, Alternative Knitter key chain, Yarn Shop business card holder, Knitting Needle night light, or for easy instructions for kids on how to finger knit.

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World Wide Knit in Public Day – Fun Event This Saturday 6/9

Posted by Kyle Design on June 7, 2007

Knitting Needle and Yarn Business Card Carrier Coming up on Saturday, June 9, 2007 is World Wide Knit in Public Day. This is a day that was started by knitter Danielle Landes in 2005 as a way of encouraging fellow knitters to get out and proudly knit while meeting other knitters. It is a fun, casual event that is now celebrated all over the world. To find out more about where you can meet other knitters in your area, see where events are planned and get directions, read the World Wide Knit In Public blog at World Wide KIP Day. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, there are groups meeting in several locations:

  • In Berkeley on the grassy area outside the West Entrance to Cal at the corner ofKnitting Christmas Ornament with Beaded Accents Oxford and Center streets from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • In Los Altos, knitters are meeting at Plaza at the intersection of State and Main Streets from 10am – 2pm.
  • In San Francisco, bring your knitting needles and yarn to Union Square at Powell & Geary streets from 11am to 1pm.
  • In Redwood City, knitting enthusiasts are meeting at the San Mateo County Courthouse in sunny downtown Redwood City from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • In San Rafael, KIP fans will be at the downtown San Rafael City Plaza, bounded by 4th Street and 5th Avenue and Lootens Place and A street.

My daughter Parker is a finger-knitter. Finger knitting is a great Child finger knitting with colorful yarn.crafts activity for kids and a wonderful way to get them hooked on knitting. It is very easy and doesn’t even require knitting needles – you only need yarn and your fingers. Makes a great emergency activity to keep kids busy – you can just carry a small ball of yarn with you and pull it out any time the kids need a way to (quietly) entertain themselves.

For easy directions with a lot of clear photos on how to finger knit, click on How To Instructions for Finger Knitting. Parker and I carefully photographed and wrote down all the steps, plus we included several tips for finishing and using the finished project. We even show you how to Double Finger Knit, too!

If you know a knitter who would like an artistic gift that reflects their talentsSkull and Knitting Needle Pill Holder such as the Knitting business card holder, ornament or pill holders shown in this post, then check out our Unique Knitting Gifts for Knitters. We even have knitting gift designs for Alternative Knitters, too!

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