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Knitting_Guy
06-18-2007, 09:41 PM
I'm spending the night in Temple, TX. There just accidentally happens to be a bar next to th3e truck stop. I've been accidentally stopping in there for years.

At some point during the evening's conversation I mentioned that I had taken up knitting. The reaction was hilarious.

"You're doing what?" bartender.

"Knitting? Like with yarn and stuff?" fellow driver.

Etc...

"Yeah, ya know, a couple of sticks and some string" me.

I walked out to my truck and grabbed Irish hiking scarf I am working on and brought it back into the bar as proof. I even had to knit a couple of rows just to prove it.

"cool", "that's really nice", "awesome" were the reactions I got at that point.

Geez, you wouldn't think a bit of string would create such a fuss.

auburnchick
06-18-2007, 09:43 PM
And such an innocent endeavor too! :teehee:

Knitting_Guy
06-18-2007, 09:46 PM
And such an innocent endeavor too! :teehee:

Uh huh.

ADAllen
06-18-2007, 09:48 PM
:teehee: boys!

Lady Violet
06-18-2007, 10:12 PM
that's great! :cheering:

somehow, i don't think i could get that kind of reaction. :chair:

Chel
06-18-2007, 10:13 PM
Mason,

I don't think all the fuss is about the stix and string. I think its the fact that you are man enough to burst a rediculous stereotype. I 100% applaud you for that. Most men are not that secure in themselves. :)

In addition, I think you make people second guess themselves. Here you are, all big and burly, tattooed and driving a rig. People think they have you figured out. You make them re-evaluate their perceptions. You make them think. Thats a good thing.

Braden
06-18-2007, 10:19 PM
Chel, what I've always said is that I don't care what other people think about me, I know what I am, and if they don't like that, that's their problem, not mine.

Anyway, Mason, I just checked out your blog and the scarf looks great!

Knitting_Guy
06-18-2007, 10:29 PM
Chel; I love to bust people's bubbles. I despise stereotypes and boxed in thinking. A friend of mine emailed me today that she saw a biker break out his knitting in a biker bar. I loved it.

As soon as someone has me figured out I shift gears, :rofling:

Conti: Thanks, it's coming along.

rorygilmore
06-18-2007, 10:45 PM
Knitting-guy, what kind of yarn you using on the scarf? I love the colors!

I would love you see a guy or anyone else knitting somewhere. I don't know anyone who knits. :pout: Whenever I'm out and someone asks me about my bag( come on spring bag its on my blog) I'm all like yeah I made this and I dyed the yarn too. :angelgrin: It's a great feeling when people can't believe you made that.

Knitting_Guy
06-18-2007, 10:55 PM
I'm using the Caron Simply Soft Shadows yarn for the scarf. I really like the colors too. Right now I'm into the blue tints and it looks really good.

Silver
06-18-2007, 11:09 PM
My husband knows you by name. Whenever he says something about knitting, or whenever he denies my pleas to teach him to knit, I say WELL MASON isn't afraid to knit! lol

mum2caden
06-18-2007, 11:26 PM
Personally I think you are awesome and I assure you those guys were laughing because they were brought up to believe they "should". You however, have shown them it doesn't need to be like that... and it is seriously impressive.

I am going into nursing this year and I guess in my mind it is equal to the guy who goes into nursing. The stereotype is that they must be gay because straight guys just don't do that. Well, those guys that are nurses (straight or not) are showing that it is another thing that is okay, much like a woman being the leader of a country should be okay, but it still seen as just a bit off (or something anyway) by some people.

Hope I made sense, I'm tired and should be sleeping, lol.

KnittingNat
06-19-2007, 02:39 AM
My husband knows you by name. Whenever he says something about knitting, or whenever he denies my pleas to teach him to knit, I say WELL MASON isn't afraid to knit! lol
Mine too. I wanted to teach him knitting (for he is very supportive), but he refused, saying he already got a very consuming hobby (diecast modelling) and we should concentrate each on our own hobby :) But he loves to watch me knit :cheering::cheering::cheering: And he really appreciates the stuff made for him :heart:

Aquaria
06-19-2007, 02:47 AM
This thread really made me chuckle!:lol::rofling:


"Knitting? Like with yarn and stuff?" fellow driver.

"Yeah, ya know, a couple of sticks and some string" me.


:rofling:

Ronda
06-19-2007, 06:34 AM
Chel, what I've always said is that I don't care what other people think about me, I know what I am, and if they don't like that, that's their problem, not mine.

My 16-year-old son says exactly the same thing!

dakatzmeow
06-19-2007, 08:45 AM
when i see the title to this thread, it reminds me of that b-52's song, love shack.

"you're WHAT?" "tin roof. rusted!"

;)

Chel
06-19-2007, 09:10 AM
*dances around singing* Yarn shack, baby Yarn Shack!

Kaydee
06-19-2007, 09:44 AM
*dances around singing* Yarn shack, baby Yarn Shack!
:happydance:

larudden
06-19-2007, 10:04 AM
If you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says
15 miles to the... Yarn Shack! Yarn Shack yeah

I'm headin' down the Orlando highwaaaaaay,
lookin' for the yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn getaway
Heading for the yaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn getaway
I got me a stash, it's as big as a whale
and we're headin'on down to the Yarn Shack

I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your yarn stash money

The Yarn Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Yarn Shack baaaaay-beeeeeeeeee, Yarn Shack baby.
Yarn baby, that's where it's at, Ooo Yarn baby, that's where it's at
Sign says.. Woo... come on in fools,
'cause yarn rules at the Ya-aa-arn Shack!

Well it's set way back in the middle of a field,
Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back

Noro on the back sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelf
Needles on the tablllllllllllllllllllle
Patterns on the front poooooooooooooooorch
Where do I look fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirst

The Yarn Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Yarn Shack baby!
Yarn Shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack, that's where it's at!

Knittin’ and a pearlin’, feltin’ and a blockin’,
needles all asmokin’ and it's hot as an oven

The whole shack shimmies!
The whole shack shimmies when everybody'sKnittin’ around and around and around!

Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby!
Folks linin' up outside just to get down
Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby
Funky little shack! Funky little shack!

Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale and it's about to set sail!
I got me a car, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your yarn stash money.

Bang bang bang on the door baby! Knock a little louder baby!
Bang bang bang on the door baby! I can't hear you

Your what?... Yarn stash……BUSTED!

Yarn Shack, baby Yarn Shack!
Yarn baby, that's where it's at
Knittin’ and a pearlin’, feltin’ and a blockin’at the Yarn Shack

Abbily
06-19-2007, 10:54 AM
Aw, man, you're only about an hour away from me! :) If you ever head further south, I can take you to a great little Irish pub where I have been known to sit and knit while enjoying my beer... :)

stirsmommy
06-19-2007, 10:56 AM
If you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says
15 miles to the... Yarn Shack! Yarn Shack yeah

I'm headin' down the Orlando highwaaaaaay,
lookin' for the yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn getaway
Heading for the yaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn getaway
I got me a stash, it's as big as a whale
and we're headin'on down to the Yarn Shack

I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your yarn stash money

The Yarn Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Yarn Shack baaaaay-beeeeeeeeee, Yarn Shack baby.
Yarn baby, that's where it's at, Ooo Yarn baby, that's where it's at
Sign says.. Woo... come on in fools,
'cause yarn rules at the Ya-aa-arn Shack!

Well it's set way back in the middle of a field,
Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back

Noro on the back sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelf
Needles on the tablllllllllllllllllllle
Patterns on the front poooooooooooooooorch
Where do I look fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirst

The Yarn Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Yarn Shack baby!
Yarn Shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack, that's where it's at!

Knittin’ and a pearlin’, feltin’ and a blockin’,
needles all asmokin’ and it's hot as an oven

The whole shack shimmies!
The whole shack shimmies when everybody'sKnittin’ around and around and around!

Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby!
Folks linin' up outside just to get down
Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby
Funky little shack! Funky little shack!

Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale and it's about to set sail!
I got me a car, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your yarn stash money.

Bang bang bang on the door baby! Knock a little louder baby!
Bang bang bang on the door baby! I can't hear you

Your what?... Yarn stash……BUSTED!

Yarn Shack, baby Yarn Shack!
Yarn baby, that's where it's at
Knittin’ and a pearlin’, feltin’ and a blockin’at the Yarn Shack

Now I am smilin' This will be playing in my head all day. :happydance: You are so creative.:thumbsup:

PaperGirl
06-19-2007, 11:38 AM
Wow Mason! I live in that part of Texas. I think if I went into a bar/truck stop/etc and saw a man knitting...Id have to do a big double take to make sure it was you, then go give you a hug. :hug:

Miss Kittie
06-19-2007, 12:16 PM
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I've got a couple of Crochet__Guys that I know.. Well lets say closet Crochet___Guys.. They are known in the yarn shop as the wonderful DH's that buy yarn for their wifes...........:rofling:
Knitting_Guy I check out your Blog, Love the scarf...
Is your run in over TX??

suzeeq
06-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Yarn Shack! Love IT!!!!! :happydancing:

sue

Jan in CA
06-19-2007, 01:40 PM
If you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says
15 miles to the... Yarn Shack! Yarn Shack yeah

I'm headin' down the Orlando highwaaaaaay,
lookin' for the yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn getaway
Heading for the yaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn getaway
I got me a stash, it's as big as a whale
and we're headin'on down to the Yarn Shack


:passedout: That is awesome!! :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

KnittingNat
06-19-2007, 02:25 PM
If you see a faded sign by the side of the road that says
15 miles to the... Yarn Shack! Yarn Shack yeah

I'm headin' down the Orlando highwaaaaaay,
lookin' for the yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn getaway
Heading for the yaaaaaaaaaaaaaarn getaway
I got me a stash, it's as big as a whale
and we're headin'on down to the Yarn Shack

I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your yarn stash money

The Yarn Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Yarn Shack baaaaay-beeeeeeeeee, Yarn Shack baby.
Yarn baby, that's where it's at, Ooo Yarn baby, that's where it's at
Sign says.. Woo... come on in fools,
'cause yarn rules at the Ya-aa-arn Shack!

Well it's set way back in the middle of a field,
Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back

Noro on the back sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelf
Needles on the tablllllllllllllllllllle
Patterns on the front poooooooooooooooorch
Where do I look fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirst

The Yarn Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Yarn Shack baby!
Yarn Shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack, that's where it's at!

Knittin’ and a pearlin’, feltin’ and a blockin’,
needles all asmokin’ and it's hot as an oven

The whole shack shimmies!
The whole shack shimmies when everybody'sKnittin’ around and around and around!

Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby!
Folks linin' up outside just to get down
Everybody's movin', everybody's groovin' baby
Funky little shack! Funky little shack!

Hop in my Chrysler, it's as big as a whale and it's about to set sail!
I got me a car, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your yarn stash money.

Bang bang bang on the door baby! Knock a little louder baby!
Bang bang bang on the door baby! I can't hear you

Your what?... Yarn stash……BUSTED!

Yarn Shack, baby Yarn Shack!
Yarn baby, that's where it's at
Knittin’ and a pearlin’, feltin’ and a blockin’at the Yarn Shack

:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:
I'm going to print that and hang next to me at work, so every time my boss comes up with new stuff to do, i'll look at that and imagine my own yarn paradise...:teehee:

ArtLady1981
06-20-2007, 02:23 AM
Picture this: a 100-lb diminutive lass drives her red convertible sports car into the parking lot of a country car parts/repair shop, complete with a cafe attached for stranded customers! She is wearing a short, red, sleeveless, cotton sheath and white high-heeled backless Candi's. Her tanned legs are bare, with French manicured toes. She has her shiny blonde tresses fashioned in to a curly ponytail with cute bangs. She has on her designer sunglasses and her white Coach tote is slung over her shoulder. She teeters into the shop and states that her car has blown a rod...and she needs the parts to fix it. She pays for her parts, and she sweetly asks: "Would you mind if I use your bay to do the work? I will pay for the time I need!"

The guys behind the counter drop their jaws. All eyes in the cafe snap to! All ears perk up! All men and women within earshot think to themselves:

"_____________________________________________????! !!!"

Now, it is up to YOU to fill in the blank! What do YOU think they were thinking????

Would YOU be a little amazed??? What would YOU think??? Wouldn't you think she is an extraordinary little woman??? Would you wonder if she REALLY COULD do it right??? Hmmmmmm....

It is an interesting scenario, isn't it??? :thumbsup:

She is just as amazing as you are Mason! :muah: