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stjamesb
Chatty Knitter

USA
160 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  12:24:25 PM  Show Profile Send stjamesb a Private Message
I've knitted in intensive care hospital room (yep I was the patient). It was difficult to throw yarn when one hand had an IV needle stick in, and fingers on the other arm were attached to an oxygen monitor.

Note to oneself: do not attempt difficult project while being half-drugged
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Milinda
Permanent Resident

USA
3817 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  12:25:14 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message
I knit in casinos. I am not a gambler and everyone says I am a huge wet blanket and they won't let me stay behind. So, they drag me into the casinos and I knit. Well, I did stop doing that because of all the cigarette smoke which makes my precious knitting STINK. Now, I read instead.

I knit everywhere I can, period. In the dark, at movies, while waiting in the car when I'm not driving, before all appointments. Amanda suggested I get a headphone set so I can knit when I'm on the phone with her. I think it would be a good idea as I get a sore neck knitting on the phone.

M L
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msgb
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
531 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  1:03:51 PM  Show Profile Send msgb a Private Message
I knit all the time and usually have a bag with me when I go someplace.
Probably the place that you wouldn't think I's knit is at a dinner party my sister had. Well the group was really getting into the conversation and I just didn't want to waste the time not doing anything.
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Lori Safer
New Pal

4 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  1:44:17 PM  Show Profile Send Lori Safer a Private Message
I confess--I do knit while driving--mostly at stop lights and in very heavy traffic. I also knit at continuing education seminars--can get a lot of knitting done then. I serve on a board and was asked to not knit at the last meeting, however, when the meeting really bogged down, the president-elect of the organization walked over to me and gave me the go-ahead--I then proceeded to knit socks under the table! All of the rest of my locations are pretty standard--kids' swim team practice, basketball practice, etc. In restaurants while waiting for my meal to come. We had a New Year's Eve party at our house and we all took out our knitting! It was great.
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cindythia28
New Pal

USA
4 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  1:51:34 PM  Show Profile Send cindythia28 a Private Message
Hey there. My usual weird places to knit are at hockey games and baseball games. We have season tickets to the local hockey team, so the other people in our row keep tabs on how my projects are coming. Usually sock, since they're so portable.
Also, I'm a St. Louis Cardinals fan, and I consider myself the "designated knitter" for Busch Stadium! I've knit at many baseball games - one year I completed socks for my 6 nieces - mostly done at ballparks!
Beyond that, I've knit in the usual cars, semi's, trains, planes, busses, etc, during meetings - and once in church! It was an evening service, and I sat upstairs where no one else saw me!
Yeah, I'm addicted......

Cynthia
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ladyknight90
New Pal

USA
22 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  2:01:49 PM  Show Profile Send ladyknight90 a Private Message
I am one of the lawyer knitters. Our continuing education classes are in person, and even though I could easily knit and listen, I don't want to appear rude to the presenters. So I content myself in knitting during breaks. And of course, knitting while I am waiting for my turn in court. One time, I knit half the body of a sock while the judge was running behind.
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schoolmama
Permanent Resident

USA
2310 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  2:02:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit schoolmama's Homepage Send schoolmama a Private Message
I have knitted while waiting for oil changes, at the park, at the hospital while waiting, and in the car with a booklight at night. I got the weird looks in the car, too. I get bored riding along when dh is driving and it's dark, so I got a book light to help with that! I find knitting very nice to do when I have to sit and wait a while, keeps me behaving civilly, etc. LOL

Barb
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MichelleKS
New Pal

45 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  2:38:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit MichelleKS's Homepage Send MichelleKS a Private Message
I knitted while at a NASCAR race with my husband. While the cars went around and around and around and around, I went around and around on the sock I was working on. I usually tote my knitting with me whenever I know that I have the possiblity of down time. Sometimes you do get those looks from people who think you couldn't possibly be paying attention to them and knit, but I am like many of you - I focus better while knitting. I wish I could bring my knitting to my meetings at work, instead I resort to doodling to help curb my fidgeting. Take a few notes, doodle a picture, doodle a sweater design, etc.
Michelle

Michelle
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bogrady
Warming Up

Canada
68 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  2:38:12 PM  Show Profile Send bogrady a Private Message
While visiting my folks in Timmins, I had to finish my mother's Christmas sweater in the bathroom. All the bedrooms were occupied and my mother was flaked out on the sofa. Good thing nobody had to get up and pee that night - I might have dropped a stitch!



Bev
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susanira
New Pal

0 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  3:40:10 PM  Show Profile Send susanira a Private Message
When I lived in Australia it was considered OK to knit during the Christian Women's meeting at church as long as we were not praying or reading scripture. That would probably be considered very rude here in the U.S.

While residing in Sydney I heard many people talk of a lady who used to knit for the troops during WWII. She learned to knit with her hands behind her back because she thought it was bad manners to do so otherwise. She knitted while she did her shopping and walked around everywhere like that.

Oh, by the way I really miss the nice "wool" that I could buy while downunder.


Cheers,
Well heck - I can't remember the name I'm supposed to use here.


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Dacbw53@aol.com


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Posted - 02/19/2004 :  4:22:37 PM  Show Profile Send Dacbw53@aol.com a Private Message
I knitted socks at a nursing seminar, during a break. I was amazed at how many people approached me; Those who knew me called me a "show-off" !
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sjdtravelers
New Pal

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  4:25:57 PM  Show Profile Send sjdtravelers a Private Message
I knit during winter while on a train that had no heat crossing through the mountains of Mexico. My father had the little bit of afghan that was done on his lap and kept saying,"Knit faster, Knit faster!!!"

I also knit while in recovery right after my mastectomy. It kept me sane.

Janet
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klokie
New Pal

USA
17 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  4:26:46 PM  Show Profile Send klokie a Private Message
I've knit in line at the post office and the bank. I can't just stand there and not do anything!

I get some odd looks, but that's ok!


Carol

Carol Braun
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klokie
New Pal

USA
17 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  4:31:47 PM  Show Profile Send klokie a Private Message
OH! I forgot!! I've also knit while getting an IV at a hospital with other patients there in the same room! They put the needle/catheter in the front part of the elbow! I tried, but the catheter bent inside my arm! I got a nice big bruise! LOL

Carol

Carol Braun
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Marg in Mirror
Permanent Resident

Canada
3205 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  4:31:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Marg in Mirror's Homepage  Send Marg in Mirror a Yahoo! Message Send Marg in Mirror a Private Message
Let's see...while driving (only at red lights!), watching soccer practice or drama rehearsals (days gone by now, alas, as DS is away at school), at appointments (docs and dentists) -- though that's not really wierd -- standing waiting for the LRT (Light Rail Transit)or the bus...

-- Marg in Calgary

TLWKOTB
http://knitsonthebus.blogspot.com
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k2togyo
Warming Up

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  4:36:44 PM  Show Profile Send k2togyo a Private Message
These days, I'm doing most of my knitting at the YMCA while the kids are taking swim/dance/t-ball lessons.

Probably the strangest place was in public while breastfeeding. Nobody noticed I was breastfeeding, but they did comment on the knitting :)

Nancy A
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maryvanmc@aol.com


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Posted - 02/19/2004 :  4:38:41 PM  Show Profile Send maryvanmc@aol.com a Private Message
I haven't seen this one. I knit backstage. Reading is distracting, but knitting keeps me calm and focused. Last winter I was in a play with lots of time off-stage (I died in the first scene) so I made watch caps for all my children. The young actress who played my daughter was fascinated. "That is so cool!", she said, so I taught her to knit and she made herself a scarf. When I was in a women's college in the 50s we were all knitting argyle socks for our boyfriends. We knitted in the lunch room and the library and the smoking lounge, and knitted in class until one day our Zoology teacher burst out with "I can't stand those dangling bobbins any longer!" and we all had to quit.
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sylph
Warming Up

57 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  5:27:41 PM  Show Profile Send sylph a Private Message
Hmm... most of the places I've knit are fairly standard (the bus, coffee shops, and so on), but there are a few more unusual ones. I used to knit between classes on campus, and I finished a hat during my commencement ceremony. I didn't even notice that I was getting a sunburn on the back of my neck from sitting out in the sun for 3 hours!

I brought a lace shawl with me on a roadtrip to Yellowstone, where I learned not to knit lace while on the mountain passes in Idaho. I spent a fair bit of time in the parking lot of the Norris geyser basin and the Old Faithful Inn lobby fixing all the mistakes I made. I'm really good at fixing mistakes now.

Jury duty, baby showers, birthday parties, and browsing the web are a few others. I'm actually going to a bar specifically to knit with a few friends next week. I'm trusting that they have checked it out for lighting and smoke, I hope.

Theresa

Well, it's just after eight o'clock, and time for the penguin on top of your television set to explode.
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Genie
New Pal

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  6:40:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Genie's Homepage Send Genie a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by cmarks

In the waiting area at Olive Garden. It was a long wait, but worth it. LOL I also knit in my car in the school car line while I wait to pick up the kids from school. I am also a member of a twelve step program and knit constantly in the meetings. LOL It keeps me focused and I am better able to listen instead of judging everyone. LOL I also knit in bed while watching TV. Hubby is so thrilled.

Peace be with you,
Carol (knitting for my sanity in Alabama)

'Normal' is a setting on the dishwasher.

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Genie
New Pal

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 02/19/2004 :  6:43:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Genie's Homepage Send Genie a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by cmarks

In the waiting area at Olive Garden. It was a long wait, but worth it. LOL I also knit in my car in the school car line while I wait to pick up the kids from school. I am also a member of a twelve step program and knit constantly in the meetings. LOL It keeps me focused and I am better able to listen instead of judging everyone. LOL I also knit in bed while watching TV. Hubby is so thrilled.

Peace be with you,
Carol (knitting for my sanity in Alabama)

'Normal' is a setting on the dishwasher.

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