Today is World Wide Knit in Public Day! Hurrah!
WWKiP Day is actually being celebrated from 11th-19th June this year (bit odd, but the more knitting the merrier, I guess!), so even if you miss the chance to knit in public today you've still got lots of time to get outside and get knitting! Click here to search for events in your area.
Innocent are also launching their Big Knit 2011 campaign this weekend. They "want to raise £160k this year for Age UK by knitting 650,000 little hats which will go on our smoothie bottles and be sold in stores in November. For every little hat knitted, we'll give 25p to Age UK to help them make winter a little warmer for older people across the UK." The knitting patterns will go up on their site next week, but you can also find them on Ravelry by searching for the Big Knit.
I always have fun knitting a few hats for this campaign (I knitted those hats a couple of years ago, and the ladies at my knitting club managed many many more last year!), it's a useful way to use up all those teeny odds and ends of leftover yarn from other projects and it's delightful seeing hat-wearing-smoothies appear in stores in the autumn. The deadline for this year's hats is 14th October, so you've got plenty of time to get knitting.