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Old 02-17-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
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Goofy thought....
I was riding my bike this morning and daydreaming, and I was thinking of how cool it would be to knit across the US. I mean like go on a long road trip with the hubby (maybe after the kids are gone or much older and can knit themselves ) and knit a southern project, a northeast project, ect. Oh, and get the yarn from the regions that you are knitting the garment for.

Go ahead and say it...I am an uberdork.
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:56 PM   #2
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Certainly not! That would be such a cool idea! You could get a book out of it and all :-) And what's more, you'd have all the time in the world to knit!
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:09 PM   #3
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Re: Goofy thought....
Originally Posted by YarnMommy
I was riding my bike this morning and daydreaming, and I was thinking of how cool it would be to knit across the US. I mean like go on a long road trip with the hubby (maybe after the kids are gone or much older and can knit themselves ) and knit a southern project, a northeast project, ect. Oh, and get the yarn from the regions that you are knitting the garment for.

Go ahead and say it...I am an uberdork.
Or even make it a group of knitters ... I can see it now ...

*********THE USA KNITTERS**********
***********COMING TO AN INTERSTATE**********
**************HIGHWAY NEAR YOU!!************

Hey, if someone can ride a hot-air balloon across the world, or ride a motorcycle across the world, or climb Mt. Everest, or run 50 mile races, or walk a "whatever'athon" for whatever charity cause, or make a "reality TV" show, THEN WE CAN DAMN WELL KNIT ACROSS THE COUNTRY TOO!!!
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:11 PM   #4
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hhmmmm....maybe I could write a grant proposal on the "anthropoligical aspects of various regions of the United States" and and everone could get paid to do all that stuff. (Then I can maybe do a sequel in New Zealand. Be still my heart)
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Old 02-17-2005, 10:40 PM   #5
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My sister-in-law says if anyone can figure out how to bike AND knit, it'll be me. Ha. Anyway - YEAH BIKING. YEAH KNITTING. WHo has time to work???

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You could definitely knit while biking if you were road biking on flat surface. (sadly, pulling 2 kids in a bike trailer isn't condusive to no hands riding)
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:21 AM   #7
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Next time we get orders, I'll be joining you in your endeavor. We'll probably be moving cross-country again...so that'll be 3,000 miles!
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There's a book called Knitting across America. I think. It's not a bike ride but it is interviews with knitters across the country. It is broken up by region. Hmm.. let me go look it up in the library...
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:15 PM   #9
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OK it's Knitting IN America and edited by Melanie Falick (who is a knitting goddess by the way. It was published in 1996 by Artisian Press. Go to your library or independant bookseler and checkit out.
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I was just in Mexico last week, and had the same thought -- wouldn't it be neat to purchase yarn from my vacation spot and make something unique to the area...Sadly, I never found anything remotely close to a LYS. Oh well, I just had another shot of tequila and forgot all about it!!
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