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Old 09-26-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
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Is there anyplace you would NOT bring your knitting to?????
My family and I are attending a wedding tomorrow evening and that got me to wondering about places I wouldn't take knitting to. Here's my short list:

A wedding
A funeral (unless the person being honored was a knitter)
A church service

Well, that's it for me. Anybody else???
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by knitcindy View Post
My family and I are attending a wedding tomorrow evening and that got me to wondering about places I wouldn't take knitting to. Here's my short list:

A wedding
A funeral (unless the person being honored was a knitter)
A church service

Well, that's it for me. Anybody else???
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All of yours plus:
A dinner. I'm clumsy and whatever is on the table is likely to land in my lap or on the floor near me.

A meeting at work. Can't remember where I read of someone doing this to help her get through "boring" business meetings. IMO, that's unprofessional unless your business is a yarn shop. YMMV.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by knitcindy View Post
My family and I are attending a wedding tomorrow evening and that got me to wondering about places I wouldn't take knitting to. Here's my short list:

A wedding
A funeral (unless the person being honored was a knitter)
A church service

Well, that's it for me. Anybody else???
knitcindy
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All of yours plus:
A dinner. I'm clumsy and whatever is on the table is likely to land in my lap or on the floor near me.

A meeting at work. Can't remember where I read of someone doing this to help her get through "boring" business meetings. IMO, that's unprofessional unless your business is a yarn shop. YMMV.
I pretty much agree with both of you. I wouldn't take knitting to a formal dinner or a resturant. If I were going to an informal dinner with close family or friends I may consider taking some knitting to do after the meal has finished and we've moved away from the table for the 'relax and chat' stage, but they would have to be very close people who have a similar mind set.

I wouldn't do knitting in a job interview (unless for a knitting or craft related job). If circumstances ment there was a lot of dead time while I was waiting to go into the interview I'd make a judgement call on whether or not to do something small and easy to put away while waiting.

Cinemas and theatres would be out. If the show is that good I'll be watching it, not knitting, and if it's that bad I'll be leaving, not staying.

The only other place I can think of is inside an MRI Scanner, but only because most of my needles are metal.

Oh, by the way, what does YMMV stand for?
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Old 09-27-2013, 04:16 PM   #4
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I agree, but think a work meeting depends on the situation and how the boss feels about it. A lot of people, including myself, can pay attention better if our hands are busy. Obviously simple things are in order here if it's allowed.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:22 PM   #5
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I went to a wedding last night and boy I WISH I could've had my knitting with me!! So much time just sitting and waiting that I could have spent in productive knitting!!

Oh well. The bride was beautiful and the groom was handsome. Hope they like the afghan I knitted them!

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Old 09-28-2013, 04:19 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by knitcindy View Post
I went to a wedding last night and boy I WISH I could've had my knitting with me!! So much time just sitting and waiting that I could have spent in productive knitting!!

Oh well. The bride was beautiful and the groom was handsome. Hope they like the afghan I knitted them!

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Lol I always think whenever I'm sat about doing nothing that I wish I'd taken my knitting even if its only 5 minutes, I could've done a row or two.
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I don't take my knitting into the bathtub, but I love reading knitting magazines in the bathtub. I would often escape to knitting fantasy land when my son was an infant.

Noooooo, I'm not totally sleepless and exhausted from hours of nursing a baby, I'm pretending that It's a beautiful crisp fall day with nothing but my knitting to do.

It actually helped a lot.
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #9
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I take my knitting and crocheting to church because I am adhd and can't sit and listen if my hands isn't busy. Even at home I either read or watch tv while I knit or crochet.
I even keep a small project in the car at all times so if I am caught in traffic I have something to do. I HATE to waste time.

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I've definitely brought my knitting to the movies -- even the opera. As long as I have quiet needles, I'm sure it's fine. Anyone attending either of these with me knows me well enough & doesn't mind!

I've also brought my knitting into lectures/classes (I usually asked my instructor, but I went to college for Textiles, so half the class was usually knitting or crocheting), & I often bring it to the bar if we're grabbing a table.
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