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Old 12-26-2006, 06:47 PM   #181
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Originally Posted by letah75
I got one the other day. I was knitting at work and my co-worker yelled out "KNIT ONE, PURL TWO!!!! I don't know what the means but I know it has something to do with knitting." So now every time she sees me she yells out "Knit One, Purl Two!!!"
If I remember correctly, that's a Wilma Flintstone quote. From when she was knitting booties for Pebbles.

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Old 12-26-2006, 08:01 PM   #182
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Originally Posted by nadja la claire
I know I've already posted to this thread but.........Gotta another great quoteable knitting quote. People just say the darndest things. I work at an art school and one day last week I was on my break sitting happily knitting and a young woman asked me what I was making. I replied that I was making a scarf for my nephew for Christmas. She looked at the cabled pattern and said "Wow that looks really hard." I smiled and said "No, not really." "Oh" she said flatly. "Then what's the use of doing it?" and with that she walked away.

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Old 12-27-2006, 01:22 AM   #183
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here's an extremely short, but cute conversation between me and my 4-year-old cousin while i was finishing her fluffy, pink scarf

Me: "How long does it take to make a scarf?"

Her: "Ummmm, I think 3 minutes."

that 1 had me giggling for a while
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:15 AM   #184
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At the doctor's office last week: "Oh, I could never do that." It was a stockinette baby sweater, about as hard as tyeing your shoelaces.

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Old 12-27-2006, 11:38 AM   #185
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Guy on a bus: "I thought only grandma's and old ladies knitted?"

Me on a bus: "Well I sure busted that stereotype for ya, now didn't I?"

I'm still not sure if my response irritated or amused him.

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Old 12-27-2006, 11:56 AM   #186
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Makes you want to say, "Well, the grandma's and old ladies were young once too. They learned to knit from their mothers." Do people think only old people learn to knit?
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:02 PM   #187
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I don't knit in public much so I've not heard any strange or weird comments. Once though when I was in a doctor's office and waiting for my husband I had the knitting and the woman near me says she wished she had learned to knit. I told her it wasn't as hard as it looked, but she said she only crocheted. I told her I use to crochet afghans all the time and she said, "You mean you can knit AND crochet?" if you should only be able to do one or the other.
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:50 PM   #188
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I've only been knitting since September, but the few times that I've knitted in public, I haven't really gotten any negative comments, just a few blank, mouth-gaping stares.

A few weeks ago, though, when I was telling a co-worker that I had to leave on time because I was hosting a knitting get-together that evening, he kinda smirked and said, "Well aren't you turning all domestic..."

Whatev. :rollseyes:

Oh! And every single time my husband tells his family back in Ireland that I've started knitting, they ALL ask if I'm pregnant (I'm not.).

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Old 12-27-2006, 06:02 PM   #189
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Originally Posted by feminine_earth
he kinda smirked and said, "Well aren't you turning all domestic..."

Whatev. :rollseyes:
OMgoodness, my friends have said that too. Or the inevitable, "Hunh, I never would have pegged you for the domestic type."

Some of my co-workers are amazed that I knit, and cook, and make candles, and they tell me all the time "ohhhh, you're crafty, I NEVER would have guessed." The way the say it seems like they expect me to go home, plop on the sofa like a female Al Bundy, drink a beer, burp, and stare at the t.v. with my mouth open.

I have however gotten one of my coworkers to try knitting, she's completed two scarves and gave them to people as christmas gifts. She is one who swears she is not "crafty" and would never knit. So now on Friday's after work we go to Michael's and pick out yarn for her, and new needles.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:28 AM   #190
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I was knitting while waiting at my son's karate class....
Lady: "What are you making/"
Me: "A scarf for my grandma."
Lady: "Oh, well those are good grandma colors."

What does that mean???

On a side note, I'm amazed how often I'm in situations where you are just basically sitting and waiting (ie, karate class) and NO ONE is ever doing anything with their hands, or reading, or anything. These are of course the same people that tell you they don't have time to knit.
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