Random Acts of Knitting

Yeah, know posts have been sparse lately, and they probably will continue to be so for the week or so, too.  I was in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA last week for an annual gathering of friends from around the country.  We had a great time!  As usual, I spent my downtime knitting and committing random acts of knitting.

What are random acts of knitting?  Here’s what it is to me.  For example, I love to knit washcloths.  I would finish one at work, and then pick the coworker nearest to me to give it to.  Usually, I just toss it at them, and they are usually quite happy to receive a handmade item.  I don’t need it.  I have plenty of hand knit stuff, including washcloths, so, I give some stuff away.

On this trip, we were all gathered up in our hotel suite, and I finished a scarf.  I asked if someone wanted it, and Abby, who has a 14-year-old daughter, asked if she could have it for her.  Of course!  I hope the young lady likes it.

Next, I can finished a beanie.  Again, I asked who wanted it.  Annie spoke up first, and she got it.  It looked cute on here!  She was quite happy, too.

So, that’s what random acts of knitting are.  It’s finishing a piece and giving it away immediately.  Have you ever committed random acts of knitting?  Tell me about what you did in the comments!

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World Wide Knit in Public Day: Me!

World Wide Knit in Public Day was a great day for me.  I spent it on the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA!  As you can see at the top of the post, I did get to knit on the beach.

I had a great day.  My DH and I went there with my my mom, grandfather, and a pile of cousins and aunts and uncles.  We piled into three cars, set up on the beach, enjoyed each others company, and had lots of laughs.  The weather was great, too.  Not a cloud in the sky!

After we all showered and cleaned up, we hit the boardwalk for dinner and shopping.  With the breeze coming off the ocean, it was quite chilly, but that didn’t stop people from enjoying the lovely evening.

The boardwalk at Ocean City, New Jersey, USA in the evening.

 

We also went to one of the amusement parks on the boardwalk .  My Aunt Karen had a pile of tickets.  My cousin Carl and his daughter Ariel, who is a very well-behaved two year old, had a great time on the carousel.

Carl and Ariel on the carousel at Ocean City, New Jersey, USA.

 

Believe it or not, my mom loves rides.  She and some of my cousins decided to ride the swinging pendulum pirate ship ride there.  Here she smiling after she disembarked the ship.

My mom after the pirate ship ride at Ocean City, New Jersey, USA.

 

World Wide Knit in Public Day 2016 was a fantastic day.  I hope you had a good one, and I would love to hear about your day knitting in public in the comments!