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Old 02-23-2006, 08:31 PM   #21
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While knitting at the hair salon (waiting for my highlights to develop ) "Oh, you can come answer the phones here anytime!" By the receptionist, with a pittying look on her face.


Ummm, excuse me???!!! Duma@@!
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:31 PM   #22
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Passerby: "Boy, aren't you a little young to be knitting like a grandma?"
Me (in my head) "I'm freakin' 36! I'm not so young, and not old!"
(out loud) "Nah, I'm knitting because of my grandma!"

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Old 02-23-2006, 09:05 PM   #23
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Okay, this isn't really something someone SAID, but still....

I was sitting in a hospital lobby, waiting to be picked up a few months ago. Naturally, I had brought my knitting along. There was a dad sitting there also, with a little girl probably aged 4 or 5. She was very fascinated and kept watching what I was doing. Also, on the coffee table there in the lobby was a basket of knitting stuff, with a note that it was there for people to knit squares for blankets....ya know, knit a few rows, then leave it for the next person. So there was some knitting on a needle, probably only 6 rows or so, and this little girl picks it up. First she just held it, then she would look at what I was doing, then try to wrap the yarn around herself, etc. (by the way, the second needle was missing in action.... :thinking: ). At first it was cute, THEN as they were getting ready to leave, the dad takes it away from her and he starts to slip stitches off the needle . Then he proceeds to make little loops and put the loops on the needle, as though he knows what he's doing . Let me tell you, I was CRINGING inside but figured that since it was only 6 rows of mediocre knitting that I wouldn't say anything, but really, WHAT are people thinking sometimes?????
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:17 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Jillle
While knitting at the hair salon (waiting for my highlights to develop ) "Oh, you can come answer the phones here anytime!" By the receptionist, with a pittying look on her face.


Ummm, excuse me???!!! Duma@@!

okay i don't even understand the point of that!
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:15 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by BinkyKat
Passerby: "Boy, aren't you a little young to be knitting like a grandma?"
Me (in my head) "I'm freakin' 36! I'm not so young, and not old!"
(out loud) "Nah, I'm knitting because of my grandma!"

OH yeah! THat is the right answer
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Oh yeah I forgot to add my story. OK so I work in a computer lab on campus. Basically I sit behind a desk and knit while folks use the computers. I put more paper in the printer and help folks out when they need it. SO I'm sitting at my desk and I get lots of stares, occasional smiles and mostly a lot of "I wish I could do that but I don't have any patience." I'm thinking knitting will give you patience. I had just finished my long blue hiking scarf and it was sitting onthe desk and this woman came up and put the scarf on and played with it! Some people. Anyway, today this girl came up and was commenting and said she knits and would love to knit a regular ole beanie hat. SO I clicked over to knittingpatterncentral and found a beanie pattern adn printed it out for her on the spot. She was so happy. So sometimes comments can be OK.
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Originally Posted by Andrea
At Border's, I got "You must not have any kids at home"

Now, I don't, but what kind of stupid comment is that? Like a mom can't have a break?? :rollseyes:
That's really rude. I can't believe someone said that to you. Obviously, they didn't have any parents at home to teach them manners. I hate it when people make rude comments about my state of motherhood or lack thereof.

It's off-topic, but I'm planning on having children soon after I get married. I'm 25, it's something I've wanted to do for my entire life, and that's that. And I get the stupidest comments from people about THAT, too. "You'll change your mind about how many you want after you have them" "Once you have kids, you can't go out anymore!" "You should travel first!"

People, I don't want to travel, nor do I want to go out. I want to stay at home and knit (or try to knit, as is sometimes the case). I am pretty aware of what it takes to have children, I've done way more research on childrearing, child psychology, parenting, pregnancy, and childbirth than you probably thought possible, and oh, my kids will have better manners than, say, you. :rollseyes:

So I'm going to get stupid comments about my knitting, too? Gah!
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:40 PM   #28
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I took my DD's sweater that I had just started from the bottom and working on cirs to work. I only had about 2 inches done when someone asked me,
Are you making a steering wheel cover?
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Hey Femi... perhaps you could knit a pair of tighty whities and see how may people will eagerly try those on!
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While knitting at the hair salon (waiting for my highlights to develop Wink ) "Oh, you can come answer the phones here anytime!" By the receptionist, with a pittying look on her face.


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okay i don't even understand the point of that! Scratching Head
I think what she meant was "Oh honey, if you are that sad and bored that you have to resort to knitting...you can come in here and do something useful like answer our phones!"
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