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Old 03-11-2008, 10:31 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
After I parked my rig for the night I accidentally walked over to a pub for a couple of cold ones before turning in for the night.
Naturally I took my knitting backpack along. I was sitting at the bar working on the alpaca vest when this guy walked over and asked what kind of yarn I was using as he could tell (from the other end of the bar) that it wasn't wool.
I was shocked that this guy knew enough about fibers that he recognized that I wasn't using sheep wool. I told him it was alpaca and he checked it out, felt it, etc. while explaining that he used to raise llamas.
First of all...I love how you accidentally ended up in a pub. I "accidentally" do lots of stuff too.

Secondly...I think it's great that he approached you. Because that is exactly the kind of guy who would probably be uncomfortable approaching one of us ladies to have the same conversation. I think that's awesome! (And a big dorky thumbs up for you, just because I feel like it.)
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:53 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Limey View Post
Hiya Mason

I'm shocked AND horrified - fancy that bloke not recognising an alpaca vest when it's staring him in the face! Tut! Men!



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Old 03-11-2008, 07:55 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by dreamsherl View Post
You always run into very interesting people.
I've found that most people can be interesting if you can break the ice and get them talking. I don't have a shy bone in my body so I can usually strike up a conversation with just about anyone.
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Originally Posted by auburnchick View Post
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too!
No, really. It was purely by accident. I was heading for the church and took a wrong turn.

Really.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:58 PM   #25
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you are great! please post photos of the vest...i can't wait to see it.

ok, i have to admit...i have a soft spot for long haul truckers...my dad was one <grin>. though, he never knitted...

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Originally Posted by The.Knitter View Post
You of all people should not have been shocked that a big burly man approached you to talk about your yarn. I am surprised that you were shocked! LOL.
Yeah, I shouldn't have been but it was a total surprise.
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So, I want to know what special service the church was holding on a Monday night? When you were done in the pub, did you feel blessed (or just broke)?
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So, I want to know what special service the church was holding on a Monday night? When you were done in the pub, did you feel blessed (or just broke)?
It was Sunday and yeah, I felt fairly blessed. I was still able to walk a straight line back to my truck
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That's blessed enough. Glad you had a good time with your friend JD (it was supposed to be your friend JC though if you had turned in the correct direction).
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it was supposed to be your friend JC though if you had turned in the correct direction.
Well, I figure He's around pretty much all the time, don't need a special building for that ya know.
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