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Old 09-23-2009, 06:52 PM   #1
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Where are some of your favorite places to sit and knit (other than the yarn shop)?

Right now I drive to work 2 hours early to avoid the rushhour traffic I would otherwise be forced to endure. I work about 25 mins from home, but in rush hour that can take 1.5 to 1.75 hours!! So I choose to drive to the area I work early and I usually pick a wifi spot and surf the internet until it's time to start.

I would MUCH rather be spending this time productively knitting(... I'm at Starbucks right now typing this lol). I've never really thought about where I would feel comfortable whipping out my needles and yarn before and unfortunately all of the yarn shops are on the other side of the river where I live :o/

Hopefully someone will have a fun suggestion ... otherwise I might just chill in my car with the radio lol! :o)
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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I would knit right there in Starbucks. I knit everywhere--doctor's offices, dentists, lawyers. It's who I am and what I do and I just don't care what anyone thinks of it. Most people however are enthralled with it and think you are some sort of wizard Most of my work friends accept my little yarn obsession with a smile, because I accept their strange obsessions, too. (Even though yarn is not a strange obsession.)
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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I take my knitting anywhere where I even *think* I might have a wait on my hands. Doctor's offices, appointments, travelling, etc.... I was in an investment club for a while and I'd take my knitting to the meetings, too! And I agree w/the other poster - I get almost complete positive feedback and admiration when I'm knitting. Ppl are interested in what you're making, etc..
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I knit anywhere I have to wait...doctor's, dentist...doesn't matter. I'd much rather be knitting with MY yarn and MY needles than thumbing through some dog-eared magazine that's been handled by hundreds of people whose hands I don't know where they have been . Plus, I'm being productive!
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Thanks everyone!!!

@farmgirl - LOL!!! My partner totally thinks I'm some sort of wizard... able to make cool things with pointy sticks and animal hair lol.

I think I'll try the starbucks in the borders near my work next time. They have lots of comfy couches... looks like the perfect spot to set up my knitting and laptop :o)
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:23 AM   #7
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Just do it! People will either be interested, amused, bemused, think you are crazy, but more than likely will not even notice. Who cares what people think anyway.

When one stops worrying what people will think, life is so much easier. (But it has taken me over 40 years to realise that)
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Originally Posted by etoilechaude View Post
Thanks everyone!!!

@farmgirl - LOL!!! My partner totally thinks I'm some sort of wizard... able to make cool things with pointy sticks and animal hair lol.

I think I'll try the starbucks in the borders near my work next time. They have lots of comfy couches... looks like the perfect spot to set up my knitting and laptop :o)
i used to belong to a knitting group (whiners r' us) that met at the nearest barnes and noble... so long as everyone had something from the starbucks cafe (since that's where we all sat) none of the other customers or employees could say anything because we were just knitting while consuming our items (there were less than half a dozen people that showed up).

The knitting group i belong to now is at the local library, much more relaxed and 2 of the members are librarians who are still on the clock, but the knitting group is one of their ways to draw people in. I get to take my kids (who pick out their books for the week and sit quietly reading, leaving us alone to knit... the librarian gave them each the metal harry potter bookmarks because she likes how well behaved and respectful they are LOL) unless dh is home for whatever reason or MIL has taken them to go play with their cousins (whom she babysits, they're too much for her since they're 5 and 6 year old highly active boys, having my 2 older kids there makes it easier for her she says because the older 2 can keep up with the younger two) then I go by myself.
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I like to take my projects with me on the bus that I ride to work. In fact I sometimes take the bus just so I can get a few extra minutes of knitting in for the day, even if I have a car available to me. It can be a good conversation starter. If I don't feel like talking I put on some head phones and people avoid making chit chat. I feel most comfortable kip when there is an open chair and some type of waiting involved.
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i knit wherever i can sit down and knit!

i can't knit standing... so it has to be somewhere i can sit! haha
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