Saturday, June 13, 2009

Knit In Hiding Day

I suppose that, had I known today was World Wide Knit In Public Day, I might have made more of an effort. Since I didn't and any possible actions I might have taken under differing circumstances are open to speculation, we can go with that theory. No one can prove otherwise...

As it was, though, I barely even made it into clean sweatpants, let alone "outside the house" clothing. In my defense, it was a long week. Not a day went by without some sort of scheduling snafu, staff or student drama and at least once I was plagued with zombie-induced insomnia. Friday afternoon could not come soon enough. Add to this the fact that I still have to go back to school and do this for another 5 and 1/2 days and I really didn't have it in me to face the world.

It is also entirely possible that knitting in public might reveal to the world just how badly I overestimated my progress on that Thing Which Is Not A Sleeve. Or that I blatantly fibbed about how far along I was, fully believing that I could make up for the lack of progress with some hard-core Saturday knitting. Yeah...it could have been partially due to something along those lines. Maybe.

Frankly, I don't begrudge myself a day spent on the sofa, staring at all the housework that I wasn't doing while I wasn't knitting all that much. Not that I didn't knit. I did. I also did one or two things that might be construed as housework if you really stretch the definition. But I'd be lying if I said I did much more than a few half-hearted rounds or that the housekeeping was the sort of stuff that doesn't make more of a mess than it solves. Still, I like to think that a long week deserves a long nap.

I kept my unwashed, comfortably clad and decidedly unmade-up self behind closed doors today and I believe that great tradition of knitting in public is all the better for that decision. I don't think I would have been a credit to the craft what with my constant demand for soft drinks and chocolate chip cookies. That would simply have been awkward to those who are trying to mainstream knitting and make us look good. My current project is also in full-on acrylic and I don't believe that this is a stereotype we want perpetuated after all those toilet tissue cozies that came out of the 70's.

I did you all a favor, really. It was a kindness, now that I think of it. Sometimes housebound is better.

Not everyone was happy about this state of affairs, though. As much as I like to think of my roommates as fellow homebodies, sometimes I guess everyone gets a hankering to put on their best bib and tucker and head out to show the world how it's done. I think my lazy day was a disappointment for those who were in that mind set on WWKIPD...





Iz all dressed up, haz noe places to goes.



SA

17 comments:

scienceprincess said...

If I had not been offered a fairly large check to go spend 4 hours with teenagers this morning, I doubt I would have left the house either. And based on my kitties' reactions, they wished I would have stayed home.

Enjoy your lazy day. You deserve it.
Sarah

Karen said...

There is nothing better than a day spent at home. After the week you had I think you deserve it. I'm sure AGK understands.

Lynne said...

It was cold and cloudy, I had lessons to prepare and a myriad of other computer-related task to complete so my unwashed-till-lunchtime, un-outside-dressed self stayed home too. I did knit [after I ripped out all I had done the previous day].

Maybe we should start WWKIHD! LOL

Annie said...

An essential part of WWKIPD is to laze around, eating cake etc, like we did: href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34597748@N00/3621968631/"
If my job was as demanding as yours, I'd stay home most weekends...

Annie said...

OK, so I don't appear to know how to do a link...

Mel said...

Now I want soft drinks and chocolate chip cookies.

kmkat said...

WWKIP day is not just today, you know. It is also tomorrow and next Saturday and Sunday, too. So you can try again. But only if you want to.

Donna Lee said...

I didn't kip today either. I needed some normal so I cleaned and did laundry and then some spinning. I wore my old "cleaning the house" clothes and it was great.

Mouse said...

I was in public today and I *did* have knitting in my purse but I never pulled it out. I figured that the pointy metal needles were where they belonged considering my company at the time and the day I was having. WWKIJD (world wide knit in jail day)just didn't have the same ring to it.

Carrie K said...

I think having 5 and 1/2 more days to go calls for a long nap and possibly much crying behind closed doors. Or at least something behind closed doors.

The AGK does look dashing though.

Beth said...

Staying home can be a good thing. I was unaware of the special day, too. I actually crocheted while out in my yard today. Does that count for anything?

Kath said...

My contribution to WWKIP day was wearing my ravelry tee to work. Best I could offer!

Julie said...

I knit outside on my deck; does that count? Probably not since the last thing I want is the public on my deck!

AGK looks mighty handsome all dressed up :-)

trek said...

Doesn't he realize that the other kitties are laughing at him?

PS - I didn't knit in public yesterday. I (horrors!) actually was hooking - because that is what was in the minivan at the time.

Elaine said...

Any teacher that allows a "Tower of Power" day to students absolutely deserves a WWKIHD !
And I sincerely love AGK.

knitseashore said...

You totally deserved a day to stay at home and talk to no one except the AGK and the BFK. Hope you savored every moment, and can hang in there for another 5 1/2 days!!

sophanne said...

Dress Like a Bag-Lady Knitters Unite. (DLBLKU?)