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Old 10-13-2007, 09:10 AM   #1
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anyway to hide your knitting?
i'm going out of town to be with family all weekend and the uncle i'm making my an afghan for will be there [his surprise christmas present] but i REALLY need this time to work on it 'cus i'm so behind. is there any trick you can use to like somehow hide the knitting? like a big bag over it or something?
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:39 AM   #2
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That would draw more attention to it. Don't hide it, work on it in plain sight, but don't say who it's for. When someone asks you what you're working on, just say it's an afghan and leave it at that. Your uncle may see it but won't know it's for him - let that part be the surprise.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:09 AM   #3
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i think there is something delicious about working on a gift for someone right in front of them if they have no idea it will be for them. especially if they oooo and aaah over it. Unless you have done a colorwork pattern that has your uncle's name right across the afghan, I would say work on it in front of him.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:18 AM   #4
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Do you really think he'll pay a lot of attention to what you're knitting?
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Old 10-13-2007, 11:46 AM   #5
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but if you really want to keep it hidden, find a large tote bag with a wide opening, you can keep the bulk of your project in the bag and just work on it at the opening. transport, protection and stealth all at once.
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Old 10-13-2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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If your family is half as nosey as mine there will be no way of hiding what you are knitting. I agree with PP just say it's an afghan and leave it at that - plus, guys really aren't that observant. If you really want to hide it put it in a bag and say you are trying to keep it clean and away from pet hair etc.

My mother always crochets with her afghans in a bag and people are forever asking her to pull it out so they can see.
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:32 PM   #7
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There was a woman at my LYS knit night last night who was knitting socks for one of the other women. She even showed her the pattern she was using!

Unless there are circumstances we don't know about I agree with the others about knitting in front of them all. Someone might ask who you are knitting it for, but just say "a friend" and leave it at that. After all, your uncle is a friend or you wouldn't be going to all the trouble of knitting a giant afghan for him, no?
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Old 10-13-2007, 04:53 PM   #8
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I agree with the others...if you keep it in a bag, not only will they ask who it's for (which can be dodged), they will ask to see it. When you can't take it out of the bag they'll know it's for someone there....Then EVERYONE will think it's for them and be secretly dissapointed when it's not.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:31 PM   #9
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Just had a little giggle to myself...I thought you could always but a bag over your uncles head then he couldn't see what you were knitting xx
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:15 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by pauline maddocks View Post
Just had a little giggle to myself...I thought you could always but a bag over your uncles head then he couldn't see what you were knitting xx
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