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Old 05-11-2008, 01:04 PM   #31
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I don't knit a whole lot when I'm in public. I have nothing against it though. I knit in the car sometimes when the scenery is not compelling. You really have to consider the type of knitting. I don't try to knit something that needs concentration when I'm supposed to be listening to my husband talk ;-). I think the reason I don't knit a lot in public is that I have lots of time to knit at home and more social moments are rarer. People who have little time for knitting, I don't blame them for trying to squeeze it in whenever they can.

Someone said you should be able to knit anywhere you could read. If the knitting is simple I don't find a correlation there. People don't usually read and watch a movie at the same time, but this is very easy to do with simple knitting. I recently went to a series of health classes that lasted over 2 hours each. I didn't knit when a live speaker was talking and people were interacting, but during the long DVD lecture, I knit. Room darkened, I don't click when I knit and I was in the back of the room. It was simple knitting and I looked up when they were showing an important chart or graphic and off and on the rest of the time. I think many people can knit during lectures (well chosen knitting). Not bothering other people would be the big consideration, not if the knitter could do it.

I liked Steve's list of where not to knit. LOL
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:09 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Rosemary View Post
I would strongly recommend not knitting during a trial - especially in France. The wrong person might be beheaded.

Well, maybe you could on Bastille Day.
Only if you are Madame DeFarge!
Knitting is more like tying your shoes than it is like patting your head and rubbing your tummy at the same time.
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:24 AM   #33
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I knit anywhere I can. I spend many days a month at doctors offices and I always have to have my knitting with me. I dont really carry a purse, but a large tote bag that has everything in the world in it. Knit mags, knit needles, yarn for more than one project, snacks, wallet etc. I knit at dinner when my companion is eating, I am always done at least 20 min before him, he is so slow and I would go insane if I didnt. I use to read before learning to knit, so I think he is use to it. I can carry on a conversation while knitting so I dont find anything wrong with it.
I knit in front of the tv, while on the phone sometimes, as my sister and I can have a 2 hour chat. If I wasnt always the driver but was fotunate enough to be the passenger then I would get even more knitting done. I go to a sewing group get together on thursdays afternoons and since I am not a hand quilter but a machine quilter, I bring my knitting. I have to say I have turned at least 6 people I know into knitters that werent when I met them, some thursdays no one is sewing and everyone is knitting or crocheting.
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:17 AM   #34
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I've found that knitting in the shower is less than effective.

What do you mean guys don't knit?

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Old 05-14-2008, 10:41 AM   #35
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I've found that knitting in the shower is less than effective.

Hmm, just thinking here......what if you wanted to felt something? Not saying I want to try it, but it might work.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:52 PM   #36
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Hmm, just thinking here......what if you wanted to felt something? Not saying I want to try it, but it might work.
Might be called "Felting as you go"...?
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