I have long been fascinated with the idea of getting things that are waiting for the trash man and giving them new life. Any tips on finding things like yarn? What parts of town pay off? Do the cops ever yell at you? How do you get over the social stigma? And how do you avoid nasty kitchen trash?
I listened to Grapes of Wrath on book tape. That is just the right size for a big project or a bunch of small ones. I talk to my hubby or watch TV. Don't knit while movies are on for some reason. I also like to listen to cheesy 70's music and modern trip rock. And the Kingston Trio.
You should put some clay or putty erasers on the end of pencils and start knitting with them. See if they take those away. You might have to use a dark or gray yarn to king the pencil marks. They should wash out easy. lol See if they take those away from you.