Those who know me well would ask why on earth I would need to honoe Worldwide Knit in Public Week. After all, it's rare when people see me without knitting in my hands. By extension, since I am "bi-craftual" or as someone else said, "ambistitchual," I think it should also be Worldwide Crochet in Public (CIP) Week.
Either way, why bother to call attention to it, when I KIP or CIP pretty constantly as it is? Well, first of all, I feel the need to point out that I'm pretty sure last year it was just "National" KIP Week, and now we've gone worldwide. And besides, now, if someone sees me KIP-ing, I can say, yes, it's Worldwide Knit in Public Week.
I am celebrating this week by knitting or crocheting these projects in public:
--I am at the gusset of a top down sock, called Niagara Falls, in the Zauberball "Rauch Zeichen" colorway. This is loosely translated as "smoke signal," and it's a slowly evolving blue to black and back again colorwave. It looks good so far.
--I have some Christmas ball ornaments that have been requested by a friend of mine, that I am making for her somewhat belated wedding present. These are in metallic red and metallic gray, which ends up being silvery. They have Nordic designs, like tiny Nordic sweaters.
--Crochet-wise, I'm trying to finish up two afghans. One is for my cousin, and it's a king-size, so it takes some time to finish. The other isn't quite so big, but it's my own design, so I'm dealing with a bit of trial and error.
--Since I mentioned designing my own afghan, I will mention that I'm also designing a men's sweater, based on a very expensive Brooks Brothers sweater my son fell in love with in New York City. It has a huge cable going up each side of the front, and it's been difficult to figure out how to do it and also keep it laying flat, but I think I'm cracking the code. Now all I have ot do is pick the fabric for it. When I say fabric, I mean the yarn. The original was likely cashmere; thus the humongous price tag. I am more likely to use Andean wool, or perhaps a merino.
In addition to these craft items, I have started working on collage work, mixed with fashion illustration. I bought a book that describes how to do it, and it's fun. Maybe some day I'll design my own look so original that I could perhaps sell some of them. Right now, though, I'm doing it for fun...and maybe for the occasional Christmas present.
I also have some sewing to do, but so far I have studiously avoided this, so I must not be in the right frame of mind for this craft right now. Maybe some other time...because I could really use the suits I bought the fabric for a year or so ago.