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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).

« 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! 
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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. 

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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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