On May 13th and 14th and again on the 20th and 21st there will be a World Wide Knit In Public event. Mine will be held in Fort Worth at the Kimbell art Museum from dawn 'til dusk. If you are a knitter and would like to join the fun, you can find your kip from this url http://www.wwkipday.com/ It truly is World Wide. Just think....women all over the world knitting and getting to know their neighbors...well, the women sitting around you wherever your kip is held. That sounds like so much fun. Women from Ravelry will be having an online knit, I think.
I belong to a knitting group that meets every Monday at a local bakery/sandwich shop and we have a lot of fun. Ladies stop by our table to chat and we welcome them to bring their knitting and join us. I've only been with them since December '08, but this group has been together for 7 years. I've met some very fine women through knitting. Last fall I attended a trunk show of hand dyed yarn by Madeline Tosh at Jennings Street Yarn. Ms. Tosh has some lovely yarn and a great selection of sock yarn. Actually she has more sock yarn than worsted, but the colors are delightful. Linda, the owner of Jennings Street Yarn, has lots of classes, lots and lots of great yarns, and a friendly atmosphere.
This year we lost one of the few yarn shops in Ft. Worth when Yarns Ewenique closed. One of the owner's husband's job required him to live in California and she finally gave in and moved out there. It was a sad time during the closing, except for the great bargains in yarn and knitting needles. They will be missed. It was a very nice shop.
Jennings St. Yarn has classes going a lot of the time. I want to learn how to knit socks, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I've had some health issues that may prevent me from knitting in the future, but then again the meds may work and it will all be good. I found out in May that I have rheumatoid arthritis. The reason you don't see me much on Tuesdays is the meds I take make me pretty sick that day. However, yesterday wasn't too bad. Soon I'll be down at JSY or with my group knitting away on a pair of socks.
Anyway, if you are interested the dates are on the weekends and you would be a part of a world wide convergence of women. Find your knitting in public place and join in.