K is for KIP

14 June 2008 was international Knit In Public day. There were events in my local area planned that I really wanted to take part in but unfortunately I had to fly to Boston that day. So I wore my Ravelry t-shirt to Schiphol and proceeded to KIP. I asked a total stranger to take my photo with my phone. She and her partner were sitting with Macs on their laps so I knew they were nice people willing to take a photo. I was actually kind of disappointed that no one recognized the t-shirt. Or should I say – no one came up to me and commented on either the t-shirt or the knitting. I was totally left alone in my KIPping. Ah well. Maybe next time.

It’s not my most flattering photo. I look really tired!

In Amsterdam there was a canal cruise planned for KIPpers. That would have been fun. In Haarlem there was a gathering planned in the city center. Next year I hope to be home to KIP with friends!

By the way, I’m writing this now from my hotel room in Burlington, MA. It’s 5am and I’ve already been up for 2 hours. Ain’t jet lag wonnerful? I flew on Saturday so that I could start to get used to the time difference before going to the office Monday morning and start giving training classes at 8:30am! That gives me Sunday to SHOP! Of course shops are open in the US on Sundays and I will take advantage. My first stop is Barnes and Noble since they open earliest. Then I’m off to Woolcott & Co. in Cambridge for some yarn shopping. I’m only supposed to buy for planned projects. I will really try to keep it down to “planned projects”. I’ll let you know if I succeed!

7 Comments

  1. I’m sorry I missed sending you birthday greetings. Your birthday is very special. I remember 50 years ago very well. My high school girlfriends and I had a slumber party at my house. We all stayed up into the wee hours until your Dad called to say you had been born. He surprised us all by saying he had named you after the popular young blond movie actress Sandra Dee.

    It sounds like you had a great birthday celebration. Your shawl is pretty. Wishing you many more happy years! Enjoy life as the years begin to pass too fast. I’m looking forward to seeing you again.

  2. Ha! The only knitting in public that I did that day was to do a little finishing on a glove – and that doesn’t count as knitting, as we all know. We had Familiedag scheduled that day. Next year it’s a date! We need to do something. Of course I knit in public all the time, so it wasn’t the biggest deal to me, but it’s all about the company of other knitters. By the way, what does that T-shirt mean? I saw your other post and I feel like a dork for asking…but I am.

  3. Hi Andy – the t-shirt is from Ravelry. Check out the forums. At the bottom of someone’s post there are voting buttons to leave your reaction to their entry. There’s “love”. There’s “agree”. There are more I don’t remember. And the system shows you how many people have voted with the (1) or (10) after the reaction. Go see for yourself…. πŸ™‚

  4. Happy Birthday Sandy!
    Fifty is a nice relaxed decade. You’ll like it. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday. Love the shawl! Love, Karen

  5. Hope you enjoyed your shopping in Cambridge. I’m at M.I.T. in Cambridge right now. It’s where I work and I was just checking out the ABC along when I found your post. I have a good friend in Holland.

    Well I’m off to see what I can post for “L” …

  6. Look at you! Well done — I spent the day trying to get on a plane to come the other way –from D.C. to London, after missing the first one! I only knit in the car, does that count?

  7. KIP-ping in the car counts I think. After all, you can’t do just anything in your car without getting arrested, so I think that counts as “public”. πŸ™‚

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