World-Wide Knit in Public Day

June 10th was World-Wide Knit In Public Day.  The DC event was hosted by Looped Yarn Works (my LYS) in Dupont Circle.  Nate and I rode our bikes down, worried because we didn't know exactly where they were meeting in the Circle.  Never fear: it was really hard to miss a crowd of knitters (although at first they looked like a prayer group because everyone was sitting quietly with their heads down concentrating on what looked like folded hands).

Immediately a burly man with a beard and clipboard came over to greet us.  He asked if we had ever heard of a group called "Minute." 

"Minnit?"  I asked.

"Yes.  Mennit," he replied, strangely only speaking to Nate through this whole conversation. 

I was a little perturbed.  Nate can knit but he isn't the die-hard that I am...just because I decided to just take a skein to wind rather than actually knit something didn't mean I should be completely ignored.  Or maybe this dude was inviting us to join a religious organization that systematically excludes women?

The friendly, burly man must have felt my attitude and spoke veeeeery slowly.

"DC Men Knit is a knitting group for men.  Would you like to join?"

Hells yea burly man who knits!  Please recruit Nate!  He's been working on the same damn hat for a year and a half now!

Moral of the story: if you knit in public, good things happen.  Do more of it.