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Old 02-02-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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Whew! I've been working my tail off the past couple of days.

A couple of nights ago I checked into a hotel for the night. As I have stayed there many times before the desk clerk knew my truck when I pulled in and had my registration filled out for me by the time I got to the desk. Nice lady.

As I signed the card she noticed my impromptu knitting bag and as she hadn't seen me carrying it in the past she asked about it. I told her that I had taken up knitting (or at least trying to learn) and she said that she had tried to learn but just couldn't do it.

I pulled out the scarf I've been working on, which is now approaching 4 feet in length, and she seemed genuinely impressed. I told her that she could learn to knit and all she needed to do was spend some time practicing or maybe take a class.

I guess seeing that a big, hairy old truck driver could do it inspired her because she said that she was going to dig out her stuff and try it again.

Cool.

It kinda made me feel good to know that I have been more or less teaching myself to do something (it's how I learn best) that some others have found very difficult to learn. I hope she does take a class or something and learns to knit. It would give her something to do during those slow times at the hotel desk.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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see... it's contagious..lol We knitters just can't help spreading the wonderful world of knitting... congrats... hope you're staying warm~!
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:03 PM   #3
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Mason, that's VERY cool!! Will you be returning to that hotel anytime in the near future? It'll be interesting to see if she follows through with it.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:26 PM   #4
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Great job Mason!!

ya, it IS contagious.

I feel most at home when I have it in my fingers.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:33 PM   #5
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Old 02-03-2007, 12:44 AM   #6
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I certainly know what you're talking about! My "pupil" at work just showed me the scarf she's working on.

Maybe the next time you pass through, she'll be able to show off one of her latest projects!
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:36 AM   #7
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Knitting at a hotel desk is a great idea! I wish I had a job like that! My cousin crochets enough on her night shift at a hotel to seriously supplement her income! I know we don't technically know eachother but I'm proud of you Mason!
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Old 02-03-2007, 01:41 AM   #8
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That's so cool! Now when you visit again you can ask her about it!
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Great job Mason!
Maybe you should even introduce her to KnittingHelp.com and become one of us!
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T H E (with a capital T) supervisor at work, I heard from another super said I shouldn't knit..."don't let her see you"...this super said she didn't care. Rats.

I work in a call center, I have 3 types of calls. 2 types I have to REALLY pay attention to, the other, there is no typing at all, just reading. And I find that I actually do better with the knitting in my hand, because I'm relaxed!!!
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