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Old 01-03-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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I'm sick of . . . .
I'm sick of people making fun of me because I knit. IT seems that everyone I know makes fun of me because of my favorite hobby. Just because I am 23 years old, doesn't mean that I can't enjoy knitting. I try to explain to people that anyone can knit, it is not just for little old ladies, but know one seems to really understand it. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do? I love knitting and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon, but this is really getting old.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Hmmm, and what are they doing with their hands while they're making fun of you? Something more productive than knitting? Maybe they could share their wisdom with the rest of us.
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people have to much time on their hands and are idiots
they should be knitting
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:21 PM   #4
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Are these people your friends? If so, I would politely explain that friends don't make fun of the things that make friends happy, and that if they can't find a way to treat you with respect, then clearly they aren't that interested in being friends. For that matter, I'd use that line with family too. Obviously you can't stop being family, but you don't have to spend time with people who aren't interested in being nice. It's common courtesy, it's not that hard.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:28 PM   #5
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with friends like those, who needs enemies?

The immaturity level here is just unbelievable. Move on. You can find better friends than that! Be supportive of yourself, and insist that your friends do also.
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See that's the funny part, they are doing nothing. I do the vast majority of my knitting at night, while watching tv, I think everyone is just jealous that I can mulity task and all they have is the ability to just watch tv. All I know is that these people aren't getting any of my knitted items!!!

I'm pretty used to people's comments, I'm a pretty avid reader too and people don't understand that one either.
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:29 PM   #7
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Hey Dodgerfan, if you make any of the home games this June and July, look for a knitter behind the first base line, about ten rows back. I'll be there for a few months this summer, and I intend to take my knitting with me.

If you're friends don't understand what makes you happy, they aren't friends.

Oh yes, I'll be spending a lot of time at Knit Cafe on Melrose, one of my favorites.
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I have just 2 words for anyone who thinks knitting is just for little old ladies -- VICKIE HOWELL!
http://www.vickiehowell.com/about.html
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Originally Posted by Debkcs View Post
Hey Dodgerfan, if you make any of the home games this June and July, look for a knitter behind the first base line, about ten rows back. I'll be there for a few months this summer, and I intend to take my knitting with me.

If you're friends don't understand what makes you happy, they aren't friends.

Oh yes, I'll be spending a lot of time at Knit Cafe on Melrose, one of my favorites.
I'll be sure to look for you, I plan on making at least one home game this year, that is for sure. If I do make it down there, Ill have to check out the KnitCafe, sounds like fun, I wish Reno had one of those!
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Old 01-03-2009, 07:39 PM   #10
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I had that problem at first... until people saw my work. Now everyone's clammering to get something I've made. Even my husband's cousin is practically begging for stuff.

To the people who make fun of me, I tell them, "I'm trying to do something productive with my copious amounts of free time. Better than playing video games, eh?"
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