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Old 03-10-2008, 08:11 AM   #1
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I Almost Fell Off My Chair
After I parked my rig for the night I accidentally walked over to a pub for a couple of cold ones before turning in for the night. Being Sunday night the place wasn't overly busy, mostly a few truckers and some locals.

Naturally I took my knitting backpack along. I was sitting at the bar working on the alpaca vest when this guy walked over and asked what kind of yarn I was using as he could tell (from the other end of the bar) that it wasn't wool.

I was shocked that this guy knew enough about fibers that he recognized that I wasn't using sheep wool. I told him it was alpaca and he checked it out, felt it, etc. while explaining that he used to raise llamas.

He asked about my project, how long I'd been knitting, and all of that. He doesn't knit but said that his wife does. Once he returned to where he was sitting I could here him having a long conversation with his friends about alpacas, llamas, and knitting in general.

I was truly shocked by the whole thing although I guess I shouldn't have been.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:22 AM   #2
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My stepfather raises sheep and is very knowledgeable about wool. He's a big tough farm guy, but probably would have said something to you too, since I knit and he loves to talk about wool!
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Hiya Mason

I'm shocked AND horrified - fancy that bloke not recognising an alpaca vest when it's staring him in the face! Tut! Men!



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That's a great story. I would've had to walk over and talk to you too. I don't get to talk knitting with people (other than you folks) without having people's eyes glaze over.
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Hiya Mason

I'm shocked AND horrified - fancy that bloke not recognising an alpaca vest when it's staring him in the face! Tut! Men!



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Bummer he doesn't raise them anymore--!! I was sure the story was going to end with you getting some free haul!
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That's kinda cool!
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Of course he does, he's a trucker. Some of the most interesting people in a very small world haul the stuff that you and I couldn't get if not for them putting up with the life style of a driver.
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Cool. I enjoy reading your knitting in public stories.
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
I accidentally walked over to a pub for a couple of cold ones before turning in for the night.
Accidentally huh... a likely story... one I will use in the future!
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