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« Reply #370 on: July 22, 2007 12:40:12 PM »

Oh, I had a new experience and immediately thought of this thread.  I was reading something aloud to my fiance about gauge (I think it was in Knitting Rules!).  He was like, "Gauge?" and looked all confused, so I tried to explain.  Finally, his eyes lit up with recognition and he said, "OH!  Gauge!  Like a shotgun!"   Roll Eyes

About 2 minutes later, he picked up one of my needles and scratched his back with it.
I think your fiance and my husband are the same dyelot...

My father and brothers, too... The other day, I caught the younger two having a "lightsaber" fight with my 10's. I actually think my dad put them up to it, though...
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« Reply #371 on: July 22, 2007 02:40:42 PM »

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My father and brothers, too... The other day, I caught the younger two having a "lightsaber" fight with my 10's. I actually think my dad put them up to it, though...

My brother is like that as well.  He used to find many..erm.. creative uses for knitting needles, the worst of which was using them as darts and trying to get them to stick in a wooden door. (parental units weren't particuarly happy about that one)  Though, I must say, I did use a wooden knitting needle for my wand at the Harry Potter release party, so I may be about on my brothers level.
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« Reply #372 on: July 22, 2007 04:48:01 PM »

I have two boys (5 and 2) and they are constantly getting my needles and playing swords or even Pick-up sticks.  It is really agravating when they pull the WIP off to play with them.  My husband has given up and now calls any thing that involves yarn "yarning".  As in "Boys leave momma alone.  She is busy yarning."  P.S.  I love the dye lot comment.   
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« Reply #373 on: July 22, 2007 06:21:09 PM »

I have two boys (5 and 2) and they are constantly getting my needles and playing swords or even Pick-up sticks.  It is really agravating when they pull the WIP off to play with them.  My husband has given up and now calls any thing that involves yarn "yarning".  As in "Boys leave momma alone.  She is busy yarning."  P.S.  I love the dye lot comment.   

Oh gosh! I hate it when my project slips off my needles. It's always hard to put it back on. Hehe, yarning.
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« Reply #374 on: July 22, 2007 11:51:48 PM »

yarning and the dye lot reference need to be on shirts...
and i lovethis thread...  nothing too crazy has been said to me... but alot of weird looks... im very used to that.. people request knit things all the time from me.. lik they expect a sweater in like 3 days... yeah. i will get right on that.
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« Reply #375 on: July 23, 2007 01:36:54 AM »

The only odd comment I've gotten was when I was at a family gathering, and I'm knitting away on a sock, 5 DPNS, and a cousin asked someone next to her (not me), "What's she doing?"  They replied, "Knitting a sock, looks like"  and her astonished and very loud reply was "THAT'S KNITTING?!?"  Apparently you can't knit with more than two needles.   Grin
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« Reply #376 on: July 23, 2007 06:42:23 AM »

How about an anti-post:

I'm sitting in the hallway between classes, crocheting furiously because I have a swap deadline looming. I hardly ever attempt crochet, because I can't crochet to save my life, but this is very basic and small, so I'm hunched over it stabbing my tiny, pathetic foundation chain.

I have a reputation around there (well, had, I've graduated now) for being extremely crafty... wonder how that happened.

Anyway, a classmate walks past, and as she's moving she calls out to me "Hi! Are you crocheting?"

I almost didn't respond in time before she had passed out of sight.

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"Yes, yes I am!"

It took me a minute to register the shock that my project had been accurately ID'd!
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« Reply #377 on: July 23, 2007 08:47:43 AM »

Though, I must say, I did use a wooden knitting needle for my wand at the Harry Potter release party, so I may be about on my brothers level.

You too, eh? Cheesy
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« Reply #378 on: July 23, 2007 09:30:42 PM »

Though, I must say, I did use a wooden knitting needle for my wand at the Harry Potter release party, so I may be about on my brothers level.

You too, eh? Cheesy
Muggles that wouldn't know a knitting needle from a crochet hook!

I was once asked, "What are the things on the end for?" (on straights) by a beginning knitter.
"To keep the yarn from falling off." 
"Oh."

Made me wonder where she'd gotten her needle if she'd never seen a Boye brand needle (their stoppers are not flat bottons or balls).
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« Reply #379 on: July 23, 2007 10:19:45 PM »

I was at my friend's house the other day. Her friend was over, and I was knitting her a pair of fingerless gloves. The guy was staring at me for a while, and then;
Him: What are you doing? Knitting, or crocheting, or something?
Me: Knitting.
Him: How do you.. start that?
Me: .......what do you mean?
Him: Why do you knit? That's for old people. Why don't you go party?
Me: ..because I'm not an idiot.

I'm pretty sure he was high, but that's no excuse.
Guh. I hate teenagers. [okay, I may be one, but not like them.]
lyke LOLZ LET'S GO GET DRUNK AND SLEEP AROUND! THAT SOUNDS LYKE A GOOD IDEA, RITE GUYZZZ?

No, thanks. I'd rather do something somewhat productive rather than destructive or reproductive.
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