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Tuesday, June 13, 2006


No good mixalot starts in Millenium Park without this ^^^
If you follow the Orange you’ll see some people you know…

Spotted at 4 o’clock on the Bean: Theresa, Julie and b-marie making their way to…

Drumroll Please…

Worldwide KIP Day!

As far as the eye could see, Knitters Galore! Braving an intermittently crappy grey day, (hmm, in September we’d call that Sweater Weather), dozens of folks from all over the GCA met up East of the Faces Fountains in Millenium Park for some knittin’ karma.

Old friends and new gathered under the fountain’s approving glance.

One of the most fun things about KIP for me is visiting the knitters AND their knitting – I spent a lot of time mingling

The throngs of people passing by (heyBEAN, lookout comin’ to getcha…) were not immune to the Magnetic Pull of the needle. Stopping to show some love were this trio, left to right, from Chicago, Dehli, and New York City! When I first saw them, they were excitedy pointing and discussing what we were doing.

Cirque KIP – where knitters of all skills and pride perform amazing acrobatic turns and leaps on a tightrope of Yarn!

Thanks Aidan! for spreading the word and getting us all together in Chicago…

18 responses to “Tuesday, June 13, 2006”

  1. Scout says:

    This is so weird. Just yesterday one of the owners of my shop showed me her pictures of the bean! She was there last week. Doo doo dooooo doooooo.

    I e-mailed you! I got the birthday love. Thankee. You are too sweet.

  2. Melanie says:

    How great! But I have to ask – what is the first picture of???

  3. Bonne Marie says:

    That, m’lady, is perhaps, Chicago’s most famous sculpture, something called the Bean…

    Almost everyone who comes to this hugh downtown park stops and walks under it!

    Julie over at Booga J has a cool link to an article about it…

  4. Leslie says:

    I’ve never been to Chicago, but that Bean is really cool! Congrats on the good turnout for the WWKIP day.

  5. Teresa says:

    Looks like a LOT of fun!!

  6. wow, that is impressive! Knitters into the diminishing point. You can almost hear the clicking of needles….

  7. Beth S. says:

    How amazing that so many knitters turned out! Very exciting. :-)

  8. Lolly says:

    What a GREAT turnout! Just fabulous! Looks like a great time ;)

  9. Sarah says:

    What a good turnout! I’m so sad I couldn’t be there :( Maybe next year…

  10. Julie says:

    Great picture of the Bean! It was a fun day with you girls!

  11. Karen B. says:

    Yowsa! What great fun it was. Can’t wait until we have another Millenium Park KIP.

  12. Amy Lu says:

    I had no idea! We were driving around Chicago yesterday on the way home from TNNA! Had I known (paid attention) we could have stopped in!

    It looks like great fun was had by all!

  13. Now that’s an impressive turn out! Thank you for posting the pictures. From what Aiden told me, I knew it would be big, but WOW!

  14. Delica says:

    Excellent – WWKIP! Looks like Chicago had a very good turnout.

  15. Chris says:

    Wow! How cool. Hmm, I think we’re going to have to get our act together up here next year…

  16. Amy says:

    I’m so jealous that I wasn’t in town this weekend to join you all – hopefully next year! :)

  17. lynette says:

    i agree it was fun and good to see you again! i didn’t realize we were a spectator sport. ;)

  18. Jeanne says:

    Thanks for the heads-up about WWKIP Day, Bonne Marie! I investigated the Seattle KIP, joined in and had a lovely semi-sunny day at Pike Place Market. I met some great Seattle knitters whom I would otherwise never have gotten to know – an all around great day!

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