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castelfam7625
Chatty Knitter

USA
170 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  4:44:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit castelfam7625's Homepage Send castelfam7625 a Private Message
I once got caught knitting on the large TV at the Tidewater Tides stadium in Norfolk, VA as I was knitting my 1st pair of socks at a minor league baseball game

Lisa C in Tn
http://knitternavywife.blogspot.com/
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy sh** - what
a ride!"

rebeccaL
Seriously Hooked

721 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  4:48:01 PM  Show Profile Send rebeccaL a Private Message
My car in stopped-dead traffic.

Rebecca

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Atavistic
Permanent Resident

6604 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  5:01:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Atavistic's Homepage Send Atavistic a Private Message
Juggling festival.

Amanda,
who
Knits

"Is that my Not-Mine Sweater? Whoever gets that Not-Mine Sweater is very lucky."
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SpinDiva
Gabber Extraordinaire

552 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  5:01:10 PM  Show Profile Send SpinDiva a Private Message
I'm with Rebecca... Los Angeles freeways....

Andrea
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blwinteler
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USA
3145 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  5:04:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
Apparently it is very interesting that I knit when I walk to pick up my son. I get a crowd of parents and siblings waiting to pick kids up. Some just watch, some ask questions. All are amazed that I do it while walking.

Take care!
Brandy

My finished projects

We are but 8 score young blondes and brunettes... all between 16 and 19-and-a-half... cut off in this castle with no one to protect us! Oh... it is a lonely life. Bathing... dressing... undressing... knitting exciting underwear ....(Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tale of Sir Galahad)
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Tam
Permanent Resident

Australia
2810 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  5:11:16 PM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
I get stares from the other mums at school too, and I only do it in my car while I'm waiting to go in to get DS.
I knitted at an SCA tourney on Sunday which is not necessarily strange (there was a woman there spindling) but it was strange for me as it was the first time I had been to such a thing.

Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

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2006 Stats: 3 WIPs, 2 FOs
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pieheart
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1872 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  5:17:25 PM  Show Profile Send pieheart a Private Message
Parent meetings at my son's school.

pieheart

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samsgrams
Chatty Knitter

USA
184 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  5:20:38 PM  Show Profile Send samsgrams a Private Message
I knit at the theatre - but only if I have quiet needles and the project is something I can do in the dark.. DH is no longeer embarrassed ( he claims).

samsgrams
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AusTexSusan
Chatty Knitter

USA
345 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  6:37:55 PM  Show Profile Send AusTexSusan a Private Message
While it really wasn't a strange place, I knitted on the ferry between the North and South island of New Zealand.

It was a very rough crossing, and I knitted to keep from, well, vomiting.

Susan
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Wen
Permanent Resident

Australia
3244 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  7:24:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Wen's Homepage Send Wen a Private Message
meetings at school, watching DS sport on the school oval, waiting to pick DS up in the school grounds, waiting for my parent teacher interview, waiting for doctor's appointments, trains, trams, buses, waiting in stopped traffic (it took 30 min to go 2km!) RSL club, cafe's, the family court at my divorce, the hospital when visiting Mum...

I can't think of anywhere strange though

Wen

2006 stats: 1 FO, too many WIP, 0 frogpond.
http://photos.yahoo.com/whdayus
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mokey
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15375 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  8:41:58 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
In a tank - that would be mine.

"An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King Jr.
www.femiknits.blog-city.com
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blwinteler
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USA
3145 Posts

Posted - 02/07/2006 :  8:47:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
A tank? I'd like to hear (read?) that story.

Take care!
Brandy

My finished projects

We are but 8 score young blondes and brunettes... all between 16 and 19-and-a-half... cut off in this castle with no one to protect us! Oh... it is a lonely life. Bathing... dressing... undressing... knitting exciting underwear ....(Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tale of Sir Galahad)
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Punctuatedknitter
Seriously Hooked

819 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  12:32:02 AM  Show Profile Send Punctuatedknitter a Private Message
I plan to knit during Relay for Life!
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probablyjane
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United Kingdom
1227 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  01:30:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit probablyjane's Homepage Send probablyjane a Private Message
I sometimes take myself off to the lavatory at work, lock myself in and knit a row or two if I've had a particularly challenging meeting or telepnone conversation. I put down the fact that people think I keep a very cool head under great provocation to my little stress busting secret!

Jane

'I am the milkman of human kindness - I will leave an extra pint' Billy Bragg
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eclair
Chatty Knitter

New Zealand
320 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  02:02:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit eclair's Homepage Send eclair a Private Message
I knit during WeightWatchers meetings. I knit to quell the cravings for cigarettes (eight years now and I'm STILL missing the nicotine!) and now I knit to stop myself from eating anything that can't run faster than me. At first they thought I was odd, now they seem intrigued and want to inspect my progress each week!

Eclair
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lella
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9714 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  02:06:14 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
Sitting in the back of a jeep, tailgate down, while the cattle crowded around to get a good look at my "hay". This before they ambled off to get a drink of water from their watering tank. This was on the Lazy B Ranch under Locomotive peak and I was knitting socks. Hereford's were my "public" at the time.

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http://zippiknits.blogspot.com
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knittingbaglady
Permanent Resident

USA
1207 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  04:31:16 AM  Show Profile Send knittingbaglady a Private Message
I had to ask my husband because to me...none of them were strange!

His answer was, The ice, when he was ice fishing.
I can add:
My car at a red light.
Our canoe, the movies, the circus, the river...

Martha.

http://www.greenmountainknittingbags.com/
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gallant_duck
Chatty Knitter

United Kingdom
183 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  06:40:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit gallant_duck's Homepage Send gallant_duck a Private Message
I frequently can be found waiting at bus stops around London (UK) knitting something. Sometimes people stop and ask what I'm doing (well....), but I also get a lot of older people coming up and telling me about how their mum/grandmother/aunt used to knit. I've also swatched in elevators, purled at the CN Tower in Toronto and counted stitches while waiting in the playground!

emmms

http://erqsome.typepad.com
http://meepful.diaryland.com
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fleurdog
Chatty Knitter

106 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  07:32:14 AM  Show Profile Send fleurdog a Private Message
In the pre-op room in the hospital right before having surgery. The nurses were a little confused, but it really calmed me down!



"Waddaya expect me to do, sit home and knit?"

-line from film noir classic
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Buckeyeknitter
Gabber Extraordinaire

364 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  07:45:29 AM  Show Profile Send Buckeyeknitter a Private Message
I have also knit waiting for surgery and in a car at a stop light. But perhaps the most unusual place was in November in Hue, Vietnam. (We were on a sidetrip from visiting my son who lived in Saigon) My boyfriend and I were sitting in the train station; the television station was broadcasting in Vietnamese (naturally) and we were the only non Vietnamese in the room. After people watching for half hour or so, I decided to get out my knitting - I was making a scarf. At first several little girls around 5 yrs old came over and just stared at me. They were soon joined by parents and other adults and before I knew it there were at least seven or eight people gazing at my knitting and me. I guess they had never seen it. A few did speak some basic English and asked what I was doing. I even showed someone how to knit. Vietnam is a very hot humid country - probably never a reason to wear knitted items. It was an interesting moment.

Pam
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donnawatk
Seriously Hooked

766 Posts

Posted - 02/08/2006 :  07:51:42 AM  Show Profile Send donnawatk a Private Message
I knit at my daughter choir rehearsal at church. The kids are always coming up and asking what I'm doing. Parents are always saying they should knit to block out the noise. Donna
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