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Old 04-28-2013, 01:28 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I've been using a crochet hook with an ergonomic fat handle on it lately but I used to stick the hook in a handy compartment under the front of my shirt. More than once I got back from shopping and realized I'd taken it with me. I don't think my shirt always hid it and I've wondered what anyone who might have noticed it thought.

Good ideas. I'm not much for jewelry but will figure out something to try. If I like it I bet I'll get something nice to use.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:36 AM   #32
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I wondered what would have been the reaction had I ever had to go through a metal detector and couldn't figure out what set it off. Funniest home videos? Surprisingly I was in an office where you had to go through a detector and they went through my purse because, as I told them, I don't know what would qualify as a possible weapon...keys maybe? My pocket knife had to go back to the car, understandably, but they let my very sharp sock circs go in. I'd forgotten I had them with me and when I saw them I wondered about it but was glad that I got to knit while I waited at least. Later I wondered if pulling them out was tempting fate. I sometimes carry scissors too. Yikes!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #33
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I watched a World's Fastest Knitter video a few years ago. I think it was sponsored on the Knit Picks website, but never mind that.

After watching this incredible woman, I tried an experiment:
1) I started a garter stitch swatch.
2) I set a timer.
3) Using my normal knitting speed, I knit X rows (cant' remember)
$) Then, I knit the same number of rows going as fast as I could. Really really fast. Oh, blazing!

The outcome of the experiment: I knit slower when I was trying to knit fast.


I tried that darn experiment over and over.
I could not increase my speed when I was trying to increase my speed.

The final analysis: The timer put me under such stress, I couldn't perform as well.


Back to knitting my usual way. Not fast, not slow. Accurately and with pleasure.
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