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Old 08-12-2009, 03:36 AM   #11
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I think it's so sweet that your knitting brought a smile to her face! It's definitely a pleasant way to spend the time at a doctor's office
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:33 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Vertigo1414 View Post
i get looks when i knit on the train on the way to work. i think i a lot of it has to do with my age though, i'm 23 but i look young.
Sorry, I can't help laughing. I know what you mean, but even if you looked 23 you'd still be too young to knit according to some people who still associate knitting with grannys in rocking chairs.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:30 AM   #13
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That is awesome, although it makes me sad to think that one day I won't be able to knit either!

I knit everywhere I go and have a few minutes. Usually people just look at me like I am insane or ask what I am knitting (usually a sock) and then ask if it's for me because it looks small. (ribbing stretches!)

At my daughter's last marching band practice, I ended up with 4 kids crowded all around me trying to learn. I am starting to feel like the Pied Piper.

How many new knitters do I need to convert before I get the free toaster?
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:42 PM   #14
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I always knit during rehearsal when I'm not needed onstage. It's better than watching the same scenes over and over again with only minor changes, and it keeps my hands busy.

Lots of times I have castmembers sit down next to me and watch, ask what I'm making, all that jazz. Some have tried to get me to teach them, but I'm really bad at teaching people how to knit! I even get requests for scarves/hats/socks (which I don't know how to do yet, but would love to try), and my usual response is "if you buy me the yarn/needles and get me a pattern, I sure will." That stops most of the requests, but it doesn't stop me from knitting for people
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Dari, my ballet teacher and her dance group used to knit thier own tights! She also told me that instead of the wrap sweaters they used to just wear regular cardis and button them in the back.

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Dari, my ballet teacher and her dance group used to knit thier own tights! She also told me that instead of the wrap sweaters they used to just wear regular cardis and button them in the back.

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Now, that would be a fun "cast bonding" project!

I've had a few directors and acting coaches who use Meisner (an acting method which uses real life to make acting more true) use knitting as a "life scene." Not knowing how to knit and trying to teach yourself, as an acting experience, can bring out some pretty true emotions
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