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« Reply #300 on: June 25, 2007 07:17:09 PM »

Tell them you're making your "transitional blanket," you know, to keep you warm when you make your physical journey from this world to the next.  It gets pretty cold there for a while.
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« Reply #301 on: July 07, 2007 01:30:15 PM »

I do, however get annoyed to the point of wanting to punch someone when I hear "I wish I had time to do that"   

I hate it when people say that!!! They don't realize that if it was a priority for them (like it is for me) then they'd have time for it.  If they stopped spending 8 hours a day in dance class they'd have the time to knit.  But since they have different priorities, they don't have time for it. 

That bugs me, too. My boss does it to me all of the time, and it is almost with a tone that says, "I'm so busy that I don't have time for anything else. You must be avoiding housework or other things in order to knit." I make time for knitting because it makes me a better person. I think everyone needs to make time for something that makes them happy, even if it's 15 minutes a day.

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Lol! thats great, you can always find interesting times to knit, and I love tossing a few knitting / crochet projects in my bag. Dont tell any one but sometimes I knit at stop lights Smiley
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« Reply #302 on: July 07, 2007 06:13:16 PM »

I was with my mom in a waiting room while she was waiting for treatment and I was spinning w/ a drop spindle and definitely got the inadvertant center of attention vibe... everytime i would look up from my work i would notice everyone staring at me and they would all look away when they saw i saw them, a few people asked me about it which i didn't mind, I would rather have people ask me then just stare at me, but then again spinning needs slightly less concentration then knitting, no counting at least, so I didn't mind getting distracted. 
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« Reply #303 on: July 08, 2007 08:11:04 PM »

Scene: pit stop at a highway rest stop during 12-hour drive to summer vacation location

My mom: (gets out of car with grumpy look on face) Argh, I think I dropped a stitch on my sock!

Adorable friend-muggle: Oh, don't worry, Kathy, I'm sure it's still in the car somewhere . . .

My mom and I cracked up.

Anyone else have a well-meaning (but ill-informed) friend say something about your knitting that made you laugh your butt off?
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« Reply #304 on: July 09, 2007 06:56:31 AM »

Oh my gosh, that's hilarious.

I had one friend ask me why I was quilting, though I think I'd call that more stupid than funny.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #305 on: July 09, 2007 07:00:45 AM »

LOL

i tried to teach a friend to knit and of course i slowed down b/c i usually knit at ludicrous speed, and she said "why did you slow down? i want to go as fast as you can!"
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« Reply #306 on: July 09, 2007 09:36:49 AM »

 hilarious!!!

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« Reply #307 on: July 09, 2007 11:11:10 AM »

This weekend, I had someone say to me, "Are you making an American quilt?" (referencing the movie).  I said, "Um, no," but I was thinking, "Since when has a quilt been round, dude?"
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« Reply #308 on: July 09, 2007 01:52:49 PM »

Scene - Me on a crowded train sitting next to a 10 year old and his mother

Boy- what are you doing?
Me- Knitting
Boy - Oh, is it hard
Me - Not if you practice
Boy - Can I try it then?
Me - Sure you can get everything you need at [local yarn store]
Boy - Can I try now, can I try yours?
Me - Ummm I'm sorry this is my stop.
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« Reply #309 on: July 09, 2007 03:41:23 PM »

"But can't you BUY yarn?"

My fiance, upon hearing that I had acquired a drop spindle. How does he still not get it? :-p
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