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Old 07-31-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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SSS? Have I got a cure for you: Jury Duty
As you may know, I am using stash (quite small) to start/finish projects. Well, I've kinda been lax in completing my fifth pair of Monkey socks --kinda "Monkeyed" out. Love the pattern but just needed a break.
Well, a couple of days ago, with 10 rounds of ribbing already done, I spent 5 1/2 hours (we got to leave early) with my sock. By the time I left the courthouse, I was mid-way on a short row heel. And that was a couple of days ago; where it still is. Just think, I might have finished it if we had stayed the other 2 1/2 hours!
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:54 PM   #2
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Most courthouses now don't allow knitting needles as far as I know. I know mine doesn't. I have been 'on call' for jury duty this week and there is a disclaimer on the first day saying no knitting needles.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:00 PM   #3
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I had put it in a ziplock; and when(if) we have to leave the assembly room and go to a courtroom, it stays behind until our return. But no one was ever called, so I knitted....and knitted....
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They won't even let us take it into the court building much less the courtroom itself. A friend was able to take a crochet hook recently though.
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:30 AM   #5
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It is definitely something you need to check out at your particular courthouse. It can also depend if it's a local, state, or federal court. Best to be prepared to take your knitting back to your car and have backup activities available.

I haven't had jury duty in oer 15 yrs I guess - but sitting and knitting all day is a great way to make progress on a project you've been struggling with!
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:30 PM   #6
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I was called for jury duty in June of this year. I thought it was both wonderful, because I had never had jury duty before, and what a great time to knit. I carefully packed my sock into a zip lock bag so they could see what I had and there would be no problem. WRONG! When I walked into the court house and went through the metal detector, I layed the little baggy on the scanning thing and was immediately told to take it back to the car. Sigh...no knitting needles of any kind alowed into our court house.
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I'd love to know if there has ever been a case of knitting needles used as weapons.
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I'd love to know if there has ever been a case of knitting needles used as weapons.
No kidding! How ridiculous.
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Ha! I just finished my first jury duty on Wednesday. I asked the security if wooden needles were allowed and he gave me this "you stupid woman" look and said "well you're not going to have a lot of time and don't'cha think it would be a little distracting in the jury box?"

I gave him a "you stupid man" and said (sweetly, I might add) "Well of
course I wouldn't knit in the jury box, that would be rude!"

I got almost 30 rows done by the way. And was the youngest on the jury. And they elected me forman. Niiiiiice....
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I don't like jury duty and I get called up quite often. I've never been selected for a jury, but still the selection process takes all day and it is so boring. The waiting is awful. It would be wonderful if we could bring knitting to pass the time; however, we can't bring anything other than reading materials.

I still think pens and pencils are just as dangerous as a knitting needle, but I haven't seen anyone have to surrender their writing tools.
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