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Old 01-23-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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Knitting on the brain
I went out to a tavern tonight to have a few brews and socialize a bit. I was talking with this young guy who was telling me about his band. He was wearing this really long black scarf that appeared to be all garter stitch. As he was talking all I could do was check out the knitting in the scarf.

Same when talking to this very nice woman. She had on a sweater that looked to me to be moss stitch. I spent more time checking out the stitches than her.

Serious knitting brain going on here.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:25 PM   #2
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:39 PM   #3
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Is that the same as watching movies/TV shows JUST for checking out the knitwear?? Many a time I have to tell myself to REALLY focus on the story, or the movie's a total loss.

At home, I've got a notepad and pen by my chair, to jot/sketch down ideas!!

Conclusion: it ain't just you (or me, Thank God!)
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:50 PM   #4
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*ahem*...might want to be careful of how intently you are staring a girl's sweater to check the "stitch pattern"....she will never believe you!
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:55 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by brendajos
*ahem*...might want to be careful of how intently you are staring a girl's sweater to check the "stitch pattern"....she will never believe you!
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:06 AM   #6
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LOL I once followed a guy around the grocery store because I wanted to figure out his scarf pattern. It was a very cool cable and I had never tried them before so I kept thinking if I could memorize what it looked like, I might....just might...find a pattern similar online.

I finally had to tell him why I was staring so intently at him....he kept looking at me strangely out of the corner of his eye. I don't think he believed me though. He hightailed it out of there rather quickly after that.
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I remember talking to a woman in a professional setting once, and she was wearing a really interesting knit jacket. I guess my staring kinda weirded her out, because once she caught me, she pulled it closed tighter around the cleavage area. How could I possibly convince her that I was staring at her jacket and not at her... assets? I just asked her if it was hand knit and hoped she got the clue.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:31 AM   #8
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Yeah just staring could be easily misconstrued. Asking some questions is the way to go.

So far anyone I have talked with regarding knitting has shown interest in the topic even if they don't knit themselves and surprisingly often don't seem the least bit surprised by a guy knitting.

Occasionally someone finds it strange, but that's a result of their own mental prejudices so maybe they need a little surprising anyway.
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I am glad I am not the only one who stares and tries to figure out how someone's sweater, scarf, etc was constructed. We must truly be obsessed.

Since I am usually knitting while watching TV, while hubby is driving, etc. it has almost taken over my other obsession of "Name that Font." (The hazzard of being a graphic designer.)

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:38 AM   #10
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Watching Gilmore Girls last night I had to rewind so I could catch what they were saying.. I was to busy trying to figure out Lorelai's sweater...
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