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Old 07-26-2008, 10:48 PM   #1
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You're eating Chinese food and start thinking about what you could knit with the chopsticks.

I am holed up in a motel for the weekend. I wandered down the block to a local tavern to enjoy a few adult beverages. Naturally I took my knitting pack with me.

It really was kind of funny how the conversation in the whole bar wound up being about knitting and crochet. It stayed that way for an hour and eventually, as people came and went, died down but it kept coming up over and over the whole time I was there.

One younger guy who came in later said "I don't mean any offense, but this is the first time I've ever seen a big guy sitting in a bar knitting a sweater". I just laughed at him and asked him how many little guys he'd seen knitting in a bar.

I had a good time there and I think I kind of changed a couple of people's thinking about knitting and knitters. Well, at least as far as making them realize that knitters might not be who or what they may have thought before.

Walking back to the motel I picked up some Chinese food. I swear I could knit a pretty nice hat with these chopsticks.
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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Walking back to the motel I picked up some Chinese food. I swear I could knit a pretty nice hat with these chopsticks.
You could, they're generally about a size 8 or 9....
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
You're eating Chinese food and start thinking about what you could knit with the chopsticks.

Walking back to the motel I picked up some Chinese food. I swear I could knit a pretty nice hat with these chopsticks.
when I first started my egeblad, it kept slipping off my metal dpns, so I grabbed 2 sets of chopsticks from the silverware drawer and got the sand paper out, and made my own set of wooden bamboo dpns.... they worked great for the first 15 rows of my egeblad! and now, I've given them to my mom for her 'spiralen' doily.... Talk about useful chopsticks!

And, I'm very happy to hear that you are able to go out into the world (a bar especially) and do your thing! Myself, I'd end up messing up my work and having to frog the entire thing as I spoke to others about the joys of knitting... of course I love doing this.... can't you tell...
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LOL that's good. I have a pair of chopsticks exactly like those!
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And, I'm very happy to hear that you are able to go out into the world (a bar especially) and do your thing! Myself, I'd end up messing up my work and having to frog the entire thing as I spoke to others about the joys of knitting... of course I love doing this.... can't you tell...
Everything I knit is knit in truck stops and bars all over the country.
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I thought you were going to say .... what you could knit out of the noodles
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i knit with chopsticks mostly scarfs for kids
cant eat with thme though
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You Know You're A Knitter When you're eating Chinese food and start thinking about what you could knit with the chopsticks.

The other day i was trying to knit using toothpicks and a rubber band .


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The other day i was trying to knit using toothpicks and a rubber band .


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You just gave me an idea. I tried crocheting with Kevlar fishing line and I didn't have the patience for the doily hooks. I bet I could knit with it. (I want a little backstop for my archery target.)
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