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Old 06-09-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Should I Take My Knitting To My College Graduation?
Hi all! Well, I just found out that we won't have a soccer tournament the weekend of my college graduation, so I will be walking across that stage (much to my teenage daughter's chagrin)!


I immediately thought of my knitting because there's a yarn store close to the campus, and I really want to go...especially since it's 1 1/2 hours from my house, and I never, ever get to go.

Anyhow, I'm thinking that the ceremony could take a little while to get started, so naturally, I could spend that time knitting.

Should I, or shouldn't I?

Maybe should I take something small and stick it in my purse?

Thoughts?

Thanks all!

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Old 06-09-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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I wouldn't. The whole process is very long and you will want to knit, but it may seem disrespectful to the people speaking or accepting their degrees. Little do they know you can knit AND listen, but I still wouldn't- sorry!
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Hey There!

Congrats!

As tempting as it is, I would have to agree that it might be a tad on the disrespectful side.

I was at a graduation once and when their child graduated, a bunch of people up and left. This happened so much that the stadium was *half-empty* by the time everyone had walked. So sad, right? Its definetely not that bad but still could be taken the wrong way.

But definetely go shopping!

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I would. I think you can control yourself to only knit when you are waiting.

Congrats!
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I would too. Take a small project and knit during the speeches - I'm sure the graduating "kids" in the group will be doing other than listening (like passing around bottles of beer) and at least you'll be listening.

Congrats on graduating! I, too, was an "adult" when I graduated from college and I think I was so much more appreciative of the education than the younger people around me. But it was a blast!
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:36 PM   #6
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Congratulations. You should be proud. And in answer to your question, No.
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I don't think it's a good idea. Where are you going to put it when you have to get up?

Congrats though!
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although a newbie knitter
I agree w/Knitgal..It would seem to me to be disrespectful.
Give your full attention to the moment,drink it in,& enjoy it. Congrats!
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I wouldn't knit but I would shop!
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I would have taken mine if I'd been knitting at the time. "Walking across that stage?" That was reserved for doctoral degrees at my graduation. We peons receiving bachelor's and master's degrees simply stood up, in place, as we listened to the dean of our school (arts & sciences, business, music, nursing) bestow our degrees on us all at once, and then we sat down again. Yawn. Heck, I'd have brought a gameboy.
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