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Old 02-17-2009, 11:56 PM   #1
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So, my husband is in Florida doing some training for the Air Force. I taught him to knit last September and he took his needles and yarn along to do some practice.

He knits these things he calls "practice mice". He'll CO 15 stitches, knit for about an inch, then cast off (then he showers me with them ha ha ha).

Anyway, he called me earlier and said that he went wandering around town and found an LYS. He went in there to look at needles and said that the owners stared at him for a good long while.

Picture this: 6' tall man, in uniform with his current project sticking out of his leg pocket.

They finally approached him and asked him if the yarn sticking out of his uniform was his project and where very happy to have a knitting man in their shop.

So if you have an LYS between Pensacola and Panama Beach, Florida and you saw a tall, blue-eyed airman in uniform browsing through needles at your store, that was my hubby.

I'm so proud of him ^___^

He's just started practicing ribbing so he can CO for a pair of socks.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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What an awesome story, Diana! I love to see men knitting. You should have him look at this video:

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Old 02-18-2009, 02:26 AM   #3
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Ah, I'd love to come across one of those at a LYS :D

An old lady in a little yarn shop with expensive yarn told me that a guy living upstairs knits as well.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:03 AM   #4
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What a great story, that he showers you with 'mice' is just too cute!

Soldiers who knit and crochet could probably fill up many a site like this. We ship stuff to Iraq and Afghanistan, and sometimes get special requests for yarn projects.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:48 AM   #5
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aww that's great!!
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:51 PM   #6
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Somehow I pictured a line of recruits all knitting in "formation" while the Sergeant yells out, "Knit one!"
Soldiers respond, "Purl two!"
Kint one!
Purl two!
Break it on down!
Kint one! Purl two! Ribbing the cuff is what we do!

Hooyah!

But your story was better. Airman? Tell him Marines can do "two handed Fair Isle" in their sleep. That is if you want to tease or challenge him.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:01 PM   #7
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That's awesome!

Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack View Post
Somehow I pictured a line of recruits all knitting in "formation" while the Sergent yells out, "Knit one!"
The soldgers respond, "Purl two!"
Kint one!
Purl two!
Break it on down!
Kint one! Purl two! Ribbing the cuff is what we do!

Hooyah!

But your story was better. Airman? Tell him Marines can do "two handed Fair Isle" in their sleep. That is if you want to tease or challenge him.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:28 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack View Post
Somehow I pictured a line of recruits all knitting in "formation" while the Sergeant yells out, "Knit one!"
Soldiers respond, "Purl two!"
Kint one!
Purl two!
Break it on down!
Kint one! Purl two! Ribbing the cuff is what we do!

Hooyah!

But your story was better. Airman? Tell him Marines can do "two handed Fair Isle" in their sleep. That is if you want to tease or challenge him.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:19 PM   #9
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That's such a funny thing to picture DianaM. That's so cool

Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack View Post
Somehow I pictured a line of recruits all knitting in "formation" while the Sergeant yells out, "Knit one!"
Soldiers respond, "Purl two!"
Kint one!
Purl two!
Break it on down!
Kint one! Purl two! Ribbing the cuff is what we do!

Hooyah!

But your story was better. Airman? Tell him Marines can do "two handed Fair Isle" in their sleep. That is if you want to tease or challenge him.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:28 AM   #10
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Diana, that's awesome! little 'mice'

Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack View Post
Somehow I pictured a line of recruits all knitting in "formation" while the Sergeant yells out, "Knit one!"
Soldiers respond, "Purl two!"
Kint one!
Purl two!
Break it on down!
Kint one! Purl two! Ribbing the cuff is what we do!

Hooyah!

But your story was better. Airman? Tell him Marines can do "two handed Fair Isle" in their sleep. That is if you want to tease or challenge him.
That was great!
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