Lisa’s List: Places You Should NOT Knit in Public

Saturday, June 10 is World Wide Knit in Public Day 2017! Because you need another excuse to knit! Check out the details here.

This holiday has been bringing knitters with their projects out into the public eye for years. This accomplishes a few things: it brings crafters together and builds community; exposes non-knitters to the craft and how happy it makes people; and raises the profile of knitting in general.

But.

There are SOME places you should NOT knit or crochet in public. Here are a few!

WORLD WIDE KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY 2017: Where Not to Knit

1. Jury Duty. Some courthouses do not allow knitting needles; call and ask ahead of time.
2. Funerals.
3. During a job interview.
4. While driving a vehicle. I don’t care if you CAN—don’t.
5. On a first date. Unless it’s with one of these people.
6. While attending a speed dating event.

speed dating

Knitting might make speed dating more bearable. Maybe you should bring your knitting. Photo by Stoyan Vassev | Getty Images

7. While meeting the Pope, the Queen, the President, or any other official in a formal setting.
8. In the pool.
9. White getting a cavity filled.
10. During child birth. (Is this public? I don’t know. And there’s so much waiting time…sure, go ahead; knit).
11. While judging an athletic competition, such as Olympic figure skating. Every second counts; you can’t look away!

He really wants to knit (look at his hands!), but now is the not the time. Sean Spicer at the White House. Photo by Mark Wilson | Getty Images

He really wants to knit (look at his hands!), but now is the not the time. Sean Spicer at the White House. Photo by Mark Wilson | Getty Images

12. While giving a press conference at the White House.
13. In a mosh pit.

This is not a good place for pointy needles and delicate stitches. Photo by Andrew Benge | Getty Images

This is not a good place for pointy needles and delicate stitches. Photo by Andrew Benge | Getty Images

All joking aside, I hope you get out and celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day 2017. You can find an event local to you here. Check it out, pack your project, and have a good time!

—Lisa


Check out these great portable projects for public knitting!

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