The Seoul KIP was held at the Seoul Arts Center in Seocho. The Art Center is very nice; all open and green with dance performances and sculptures and lots of families enjoying the nice weather. We met at the Mozart Cafe next to the World Music Fountain. The World Music Fountain mainly played things like "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion and the theme of Chariots of Fire, but the kids seemed to like it.
I would like it to be known that I am wearing the exact same glasses as that six year old boy.
There were about fifteen knitters, including a couple of people I'd never met. There are five or six Stitch N' Bitches in Seoul and I can only make it to three of them, so it was nice to have a chance to meet some new knitters. We took up two tables, and even eventually managed to get two tables next to each other.
Starting with the redhead and going clockwise: Siobhain, Jennifer, Sha, Jinny, Angie. Please notice the looks we're getting from the passing ajumma.
Starting in the bottom right corner and going clockwise: Denise, Carson, Bethany, Kathie, Nikki's mom, Nikki and Michele's hat.
From left to right: Bethany, Caron's seriously adorable sock monkey cup cozy and Kathie.
Nikki organized a yarn swap (I got nine skeins of yarn even though I didn't actually bring anything to swap) and a knitting quiz. The quiz was a combination of your knitting experience and knitting knowledge. I did quite poorly on the last part. One of the questions was Odd One Out: Nupp, Noil, Thrum, Slub. I thought they all sounded like things parents threatened their naughty children with. As in, boy, you're asking for a nuppin' when we get home.
From left to right: Nikki and Carson
Angie was selling raffle tickets for an ugly blanket and a bunch of people were working on squares. Siobhain was making a square from Chenille and eyelash yarn held together and the yarns became horrible tangled, as yarn is wont to do. Marie and I were helping her untangle the knots, and we decided that this wasn't a mere tangle. This was performance art and should be displayed as such. There was a grass field next to the fountains, and we stood in the middle of it and worked though the knots while the Koreans watched with bemusement. One of the ideas behind WWKIP Day is to draw attention to knitters and show the public what exactly the knitting demographic is. In Korea, I think we proved that it's crazy waegooks.