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« on: August 19, 2006 07:49:11 AM »

So my bf, some friends and I went to a lake for a long weekend. Silly me forgot my swimsuit but I brought plenty of knitting (a hat and some socks) so I figured "No big deal, I've got plenty to keep myself occupied while they splash about." So I'm knitting on the shore and the boys are out canoing and the one guy's sister kayaks up to my beau and says to him, "Don't forget about your girlfriend. You can't just knit all day, you know."

The bf comes back to shore and relays this story and I look at him puzzled and reply, "You can't knit all day?"  Huh Which made the boy laugh hysterically  Cheesy

Anyone else have a non-knitter shocked by the amount of entertainment knitting can give the knitter, do share!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2006 08:43:20 AM »

i am forever getting mocked by people who can't understand that a really exciting saturday night for me is renting a movie with my boyfriend and knitting/crocheting. they don't understand! they don't know! they don't know about the crafty itch i get! 

i also get heartily teased everytime i come to work with something new that i got in a swap. i work in a very boy-centric environment with a bunch of guys who think "craft swapping" is the funniest thing in the world (but at least the teasing is good natured. i think they're secretly wicked jealous).

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2006 11:39:45 AM »

I get the "that's all you're doing?" when I say I'm home knitting.  I usually just say "nothing" when people ask what my plans are, when of course, I'm planning what project I'll be working on.   It's just simpler than trying to explain how my whole evening can be quite happily filled up with knitting.  Sigh. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2006 12:12:16 PM »

As can mine.  I sometimes fantasize about planning a weekend getaway - some nice surroundings (nice= clean, quiet, full of good food) and time to knit without interruptions! 
No one else understands - except all of us on Craftster! 
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2006 02:18:48 PM »

yes. i get the "why would you do that for THAT long, when you can go buy the same thing for $10?" ... i consider myself lucky i know about the knitting vortex.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2006 05:09:06 PM »

I'm so happy to have Craftster, where people understand that knitting is a good time  Cheesy

It reminds me of another story. At school, my friend Fran was trying to figure out what she was going to do Friday night. I said to her, "You can always come party with us." (us = my friends I taught to knit and me) She replies, "Party? You mean sit around watching movies knitting and drinking coffee."

It was so true! I laughed  Cheesy

But really, so many people seem amazed that I would want to spend my time this way. Someone recently saw me knitting socks and told me it wouldn't be worth the time! For socks that fit me perfectly, are exactly what I wanted, fill my idle hours and teach me something new?! Worth the time, every time  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2006 05:13:17 PM »

"You can't knit all day?"  Huh

*giggles* That'd be my reply as well. Body permitting, I usually spend most of my time knitting. Given that I don't work and don't have kids, that leaves me with a lot of time on my hands. People have gotten used to my replies of "knitting", when asked what I'll be doing at any given time. Wink Of course, it helps that some of my friends have come over to the "knit"-side now.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2006 05:59:02 PM »

I once spent an entire Saturday knitting socks!   

And today, I spent about 3 hours working on a Jacques Cousteau-style cap for my husband. 

  (It's the best picture I could find of the red cap)

Gosh, if I could knit all day instead of working, I'd do it!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2006 07:16:51 PM »

my housemate still finds it funny that i bailed on her birthday drinks to go to a knitting group that i found on the internet...
but then i i weren't me i'd laugh at that too. it does sound pretty lame.

it's usually my body that gives up before my will to knit does.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2006 06:27:17 AM »

When me and the guy stay home to watch movies (3 at a time if possible.. I'm a movie junkie) he always gets annoyed at me because I'm sitting there crocheting while he's watching the movie. He doesn't quite understand that I just cant sit there and do nothing and that I enjoy the movie more when I can be productive at the same time too.

People here do find me odd when I'm in the train to school knitting/crocheting, I think they're thinking 'she has a lot of time on her hands.. why isn't she studying?' I know my rents think that  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2006 08:37:47 AM »

Ha, my dear dad......He was once watching me knit, and he said to me "Where's the excitement?" I looked at him and said "What do you mean?" He said that it's the same thing, over and over, and that it's boring. I became confused and said "Knitting is boring?"....I still don't think it's humanly possible to think knitting is boring...But then again, most people I know are not crafty.

Oh, my geography teacher last year saw me knitting and said "Wow, you're older than me!" It was his last year of teaching before retirement and everyone started laughing and I got offended. He always said that he would get me a rocking chair for my birthday, but he sadly didn't.
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2006 08:49:20 AM »

A few weeks ago I started and finished my first guided-by-pattern project (big sweater, skully from s'n'b). I knitted non stop for three days, I knitted until I got migraine from staring at the stitches, I knitted like there was no tomorrow.
But I got myself an awesome sweater. and lots of awe from friends and family.

so, you can knit all day. but you might end up with a migraine. and a sweater.

I've never had any granny-comments thrown at me, though. people are really positive. but then agin, I promise them hand made stuff for christmas to keep em quiet...
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2006 09:44:32 AM »

My roommates and boyfriend make fun of me sitting on the couch ALL DAY with my knitting. But it's summer vacation and we all lay around watching TV, but at the end of the day I have a sock and they don't.

My boyfriend usually gets annoyed when I'm knitting all the time because I don't pay enough attention to him, I guess. Today he told me that I take knitting too seriously.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2006 09:57:05 AM »

My roommates and boyfriend make fun of me sitting on the couch ALL DAY with my knitting. But it's summer vacation and we all lay around watching TV, but at the end of the day I have a sock and they don't.

My boyfriend usually gets annoyed when I'm knitting all the time because I don't pay enough attention to him, I guess. Today he told me that I take knitting too seriously.

Exactly! You have something to show for "being lazy and watching tv", they don't. Wink

There is no such thing as taking knitting too seriously. Wink But yes, paying attention to one's partner is a good thing.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2006 10:29:25 AM »

I do all my crafts (crochet, embroider, sew, stencil, whatever) at all of our friend get togethers.  Apparently my new nickname is memaw.  A nickname for a grandmother.  I am only 33!!  Oh well.
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2006 10:51:43 AM »

Oh dear lol. I've been called Grandma a few times, as well. Pooh on them! I'd rather be a "Grandma" then a "baby" any day ^_~
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2006 11:30:52 AM »

My Daughter, age 13 (who knits!!)- "Mummy, you're knitting is an obsession too far!"  Grin

I recently went on a camping holiday with my hubby and about 40 of our friends, to a Land Rover festival- When we arrived (I had knitted on the way) I got out the car with my knitting, and after a few jokes thrown my way about 'being an old Granny' (it's approx 90% men in the camp) Then they asked WHAT I was knitting- a hat for our forum mascot, "Mr. Cheeky". They soon thought it was cool and thought I was clever!!  Grin Lol, it turned out like a little SnB 'devil' hat!  Grin

(The next day I knitted a little red/black stripey Nautie, THEN they thought I'd lost the plot!) LOL.  Cheesy  Grin







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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2006 12:36:56 AM »

*laughs* Too cute! 
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