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KL
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  06:56:25 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message
We had a man come in our store with wife and 2 teenage daughters in tow and declare that he would like to learn to knit. Picture his wife standing there with arms folded and glowering. He said "My family thinks I am Fag[his words,not mine]but I don't care".
While we sat with him and got him started; she walked around muttering how ridiculous she thought all this was. She kept saying that she didn't have any time for this "nonsense" Kids just hovered in the background.
Next day, he comes backin for more help on a dropped stitch while she stood outside yelling for him to get back out there and get in the car.
Next day she comes in alone with the 2 kids and buys a skein and neeedles for the youngest; complaining about the "ridiculous" price-[16.00]
It turns out that one of the kids now want to learn also.
As the teen was looking at the yarn while mom was stomping around again claiming "this is so stupid"; the sister says"just grab the Purple yarn and lets go". The teen says that maybe she dowsn't want the purple. Sis tells her"let's get out of here".
After being appalled and fascinated at the same time by the Mother's behavior the last three days; I realized that she must be one of the most unhappy women I have ever run across. I can't even imagine what their home life must be like. I give him credit for sticking around.
Just a rant about a ranting, nasty partner of a new Knitter. KL

DorsetMartin
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  07:25:19 AM  Show Profile Send DorsetMartin a Private Message
Working with the public really opens your eyes as to how mad they are!

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HoJo
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  07:42:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit HoJo's Homepage Send HoJo a Private Message
Is it possible she feels threatened by the fact that her husband is spending time with other women, doing something that may bond him to another woman?

Perhaps, she suspects he's seeing someone else who knits?

Hey, I've got a vivid imagination ;}.

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HoJo
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  07:42:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit HoJo's Homepage Send HoJo a Private Message
Is it possible she feels threatened by the fact that her husband is spending time with other women, doing something that may bond him to another woman?

Perhaps, she suspects he's seeing someone else who knits?

Hey, I've got a vivid imagination ;}.

HoJo

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Shalee
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  07:45:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message
Some people just think that ANY craft is a waste of time. Actually, I think those people are just very insecure AND shalow.

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Shalee
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  07:45:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message
Some people just think that ANY craft is a waste of time. Actually, I think those people are just very insecure AND shalow.

Sharon in NW PA
I always wanted my own library but I didn't realize it would be all knitting books!
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glccafar
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  07:51:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit glccafar's Homepage Send glccafar a Private Message
That's so sad.
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KL
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  07:51:24 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message
By his other comments, I think he has a job in the film industry as he was talking about the knitting "on set". For some positions there can be alot of down time-electricians, lighting etc. Also the production crew usually comprises a ton of people-a lot of whom can be seen sitting and knitting, reading etc., between shots or scenes. It certainly is more productive than laying around napping as I have seen on some crews! Who knows, it wouldn't surprise me if it was some psycological need for some domestic bliss and his vision of knitting provides that vision-if not by his wife why not him?KL
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KL
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  07:51:24 AM  Show Profile Send KL a Private Message
By his other comments, I think he has a job in the film industry as he was talking about the knitting "on set". For some positions there can be alot of down time-electricians, lighting etc. Also the production crew usually comprises a ton of people-a lot of whom can be seen sitting and knitting, reading etc., between shots or scenes. It certainly is more productive than laying around napping as I have seen on some crews! Who knows, it wouldn't surprise me if it was some psycological need for some domestic bliss and his vision of knitting provides that vision-if not by his wife why not him?KL
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  08:11:47 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
I just wonder why he brought her. Why didn't he just come by his self. She might be a pia, but she did bring her daughter back to buy for her, but it does make you wonder. Is she too afraid to let him out of her sight?

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  08:11:47 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
I just wonder why he brought her. Why didn't he just come by his self. She might be a pia, but she did bring her daughter back to buy for her, but it does make you wonder. Is she too afraid to let him out of her sight?

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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Lanea
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  08:30:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
Oh, that poor family. I hope the Mom gets help for whatever is going on with her, and that the rest of them are ok. I hope he gets to stick to the knitting. Sheesh!

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Lanea
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  08:30:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message
Oh, that poor family. I hope the Mom gets help for whatever is going on with her, and that the rest of them are ok. I hope he gets to stick to the knitting. Sheesh!

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TrueStar
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  08:45:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit TrueStar's Homepage Send TrueStar a Private Message
I'd like to ask her why she's having a fit about her family wanting to do something creative. It isn't like he's going off and getting drunk all of the time...or something worth being legitimately upset over.

She totally secretly wants to learn how to knit too. ;p

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MissPooh
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  11:21:33 AM  Show Profile Send MissPooh a Private Message
I must be doing something wrong. I'm happy to send DH off to the spinning guild once a month with 20 women and to see him doing something with his time that makes him happy. The stories he comes home with are funny. And then there was the fresh butter and buttermilk! He doesn't want to learn to knit, but he wants to make yarn that I can knit - so far he hasn't produced enough for anything. We both took the sock yarn dyeing class at the LYS - I have to knit his socks though.

Mary Lou

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COgirl
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  4:56:39 PM  Show Profile Send COgirl a Private Message
I would love it if my husband wanted to learn to knit. Of course, he'd have to get his own stash and keep out of mine.
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truly violet
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Posted - 10/15/2005 :  5:45:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
I want mine to learn to spin........
then he would take OFF early spin night and I can get BACK THERE......
plus he can get himself a saxony wheel and I don't have to hear how nice a saxony is..
(yes but I am very short and I don't FIT a saxony wheel)

oye
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none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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Valk_scot
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Posted - 10/16/2005 :  12:18:12 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
I`ve taught my son to knit, and a couple of his friends. (They`re all nine.) Why not?



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Valk_scot
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Posted - 10/16/2005 :  12:18:12 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
I`ve taught my son to knit, and a couple of his friends. (They`re all nine.) Why not?



Val.

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Aziandoll
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Posted - 10/16/2005 :  01:18:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Aziandoll's Homepage Send Aziandoll a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by KL

By his other comments, I think he has a job in the film industry as he was talking about the knitting "on set". For some positions there can be alot of down time-electricians, lighting etc. Also the production crew usually comprises a ton of people-a lot of whom can be seen sitting and knitting, reading etc., between shots or scenes. It certainly is more productive than laying around napping as I have seen on some crews! Who knows, it wouldn't surprise me if it was some psycological need for some domestic bliss and his vision of knitting provides that vision-if not by his wife why not him?KL


I definitely think that his wife was being very shallow. It's true a lot of actors knit on the set, because it gives them something to do while they wait around. Can you imagine his job too? I read somewhere that even Danny Glover knits on the set, while waiting around between shoots. Just imagine, IF he stuck with his wife, her reaction IF her ever gave her a hand knit garment! I would be so thrilled if my husband gave me something he made! I wonder what SHE does for a hobby. [**]

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Aziandoll
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Posted - 10/16/2005 :  01:18:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Aziandoll's Homepage Send Aziandoll a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by KL

By his other comments, I think he has a job in the film industry as he was talking about the knitting "on set". For some positions there can be alot of down time-electricians, lighting etc. Also the production crew usually comprises a ton of people-a lot of whom can be seen sitting and knitting, reading etc., between shots or scenes. It certainly is more productive than laying around napping as I have seen on some crews! Who knows, it wouldn't surprise me if it was some psycological need for some domestic bliss and his vision of knitting provides that vision-if not by his wife why not him?KL


I definitely think that his wife was being very shallow. It's true a lot of actors knit on the set, because it gives them something to do while they wait around. Can you imagine his job too? I read somewhere that even Danny Glover knits on the set, while waiting around between shoots. Just imagine, IF he stuck with his wife, her reaction IF her ever gave her a hand knit garment! I would be so thrilled if my husband gave me something he made! I wonder what SHE does for a hobby. [**]

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