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Old 09-10-2006, 01:24 AM   #1
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Do you ever get heckled about your knitting?
I don't know about you guys but ever since I started kniting approx 2 months ago I get teased a lot about my kntting. Now granted, I take my knitting almost everywhere. Especially in places I expect to have a wait... doctor's appointments, restaraunts, visiting with fami ly, church, during my lunch break at work, ( I even snuck it into one class at school)BUT I do NOT apologize for it!! However, I get teased alot... especially by co workers who constantly ask what are you kniting NOWWWW? My family says... well, the grannyfaction process has started, my nephew said 'You just do old-people crafts".. again I do NOT apologize but does any one else get heckled...
NOT THAT IT WILL STOP ME IN THE LEAST!!
I LOVE IT TOO MUCH...!
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Old 09-10-2006, 02:12 AM   #2
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I get less heckling and more disbelief that I would knit. Apparently, my friends and family don't think I'm the "type." It's too "homey" for me. "It's just not you."

I'm not sure what that means.
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Old 09-10-2006, 02:39 AM   #3
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I get the same reactions as cawthraven. People are surprised when they find out I knit.
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:51 AM   #4
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Re: Do you ever get heckled about your knitting?
Originally Posted by aineepooh1
I don't know about you guys but ever since I started kniting approx 2 months ago I get teased a lot about my kntting. Now granted, I take my knitting almost everywhere. Especially in places I expect to have a wait... doctor's appointments, restaraunts, visiting with fami ly, church, during my lunch break at work, ( I even snuck it into one class at school)BUT I do NOT apologize for it!! However, I get teased alot... especially by co workers who constantly ask what are you kniting NOWWWW? My family says... well, the grannyfaction process has started, my nephew said 'You just do old-people crafts".. again I do NOT apologize but does any one else get heckled...
NOT THAT IT WILL STOP ME IN THE LEAST!!
I LOVE IT TOO MUCH...!
My friend I feel ya! i've been getting teased too...especially by my dad...he says that all women who knit never get married.(of course he doesn't know what he's talking about)..my sister says that i'm getting old too fast...and other people have asked as well why on earth am I knitting now...but who cares...I knit!! and I love it!! and I won't apologize for it either! :P they're just jealous!!
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:54 AM   #5
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My older sister...

I learned to knit just before my sister broke her arm snowboarding. The following year, she had surgery on that arm, and was out of commission for another season. She teased me mercilessly about my knitting for those two years. The next year, while she was leading a youth group sleepover for the girls club, one of the parent's came in and taught all the girls to knit. My sister has been addicted ever since and loves knitting just as much as I do.
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:06 AM   #6
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I personally think it might be dangerous to heckle a person armed with two sharp objects.........
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:38 AM   #7
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Can't say I get heckled exactly, but at the moment I'm actually sort of ticked of at DH because of his lack of appreciation. And we "fight" all the time about the light while we're watching tv. I want it on so I can knit - and he can't understand why I don't just want to sit there like a blob, but actually want to do something productive with my time.
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:08 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Old Knitter
I personally think it might be dangerous to heckle a person armed with two sharp objects.........


My family teases about everything but its something we have always done.. so yes I get teased about it but its kinda in a fun sort of way while they are asking for me to knit something.. although my grandfather who runs the Hawks Nest State Tram said one day while I was up... the older women are about to drive me crazy with their fussin' they need to be at home with a cat on their lap knitting.. then he looked over where I was sitting with their cat on my lap knitting and just busted out laughing.. we all did...everyone in my family does some kind of craft/hobby rather its knitting, crocheting, wood work, or something so they get it...

however, I've never had anyone be mean about it most wanna learn or watch when I knit in public... I've always been told when someone does they are jealous.. so maybe they wanna learn but think they are to "cool" although knitting is cooler
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:59 AM   #9
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I've been teased--but not meanly, and not often. Last year some of the male staff would make a comment about my knitting during our weekly meetings. I usually participated more than they did, so it wasn't a question of me being distracted.

I just tell them that it's a lot more productive than golf. That shuts them up.
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:00 AM   #10
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I don't really get heckled for knitting... The main problem is people blatantly asking me to knit something for them. Just practically demanding it by saying "Hey! Knit me a scarf!" Maybe if they asked me nicely and offered to pay for the yarn I would do it! I really like knitting for others, but when people expect me to knit something for them just because I have the ability to and they say so, it drives me up the wall!
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