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« Reply #100 on: June 16, 2006 06:13:21 PM »

Think that's bad, just wait til you get pregnant! Men think it's contagious, I swear.


« Reply #101 on: June 16, 2006 06:33:35 PM »

Think that's bad, just wait til you get pregnant! Men think it's contagious, I swear.

This made me laugh Cheesy  There's no way I'm getting pregnant unless I somehow spontaneously sprout a uterus and ovaries.  Sorry, I think people get confused by my pseudonym "franciebrady", but I'm a guy.
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« Reply #102 on: June 16, 2006 07:13:25 PM »

When I first saw the title I thought it was going to be somehow related to the show "All in the Family" (I love old TV shows Cheesy).

Oddly enough something similar happened to me the other day.  There I was, riding home on the train when some guy sat across from me, noticed I was knitting, and got up to move (who knows, maybe it was the same guy Wink).  However, he sat back down after discovering there were no other empty seats (wow, I just realized my meathead repellant was working a lot better than I thought).  He was very careful not to look in my direction for the whole trip. Roll Eyes

This thread reminds me of the "Stereotypical Knitter" thread.  Another good one, not quite related: "How do you let a muggle down nicely when they ask you to knit something"; it's a long one but soo entertaining (one of my favorites here on Craftster).


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« Reply #103 on: June 17, 2006 01:25:22 AM »

In any case though, the story is pretty good.  The sterotype/idealogy that knitting is for women only is so sad!  I support/commend all the crafty males out there for having to deal with all the strange looks and comments.  Which is one of the great thing about Craftster, how it's got quite a few crafty guys.
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« Reply #104 on: June 17, 2006 01:59:57 AM »

I think this whole thing is HILARIOUS!! Go, Franciebrady! May your needles fly and your yarn never tangle! Kiss

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« Reply #105 on: June 17, 2006 05:46:45 AM »

I've had the exact opposite issue - when I'm knitting anywhere, everyone wants to see what I'm doing, what it's going to be, touch the yarn, etc. It never really bothers me and it only got weird one time.

I was at a teacher workshop a couple of weeks ago and since these things are notoriously boring, I took along my project. It was about 20 minutes before things started and I'd had like 4 or 5 people already ask me about it... Then this old teachery guy comes over and gets SO excited that someone else was knitting that he goes all the way back out to his car to get his WIP, sits down next to me, and proceeds to be stuck up my butt for the entire rest of the day. He was a sweet man and all, but really kind of annoying with his incessant talking. Oh well, was better than listening to the presenters. Tongue
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« Reply #106 on: June 17, 2006 08:34:13 AM »

I don't mind when people talk to me when i'm knitting in public. In fact, I kind of like educating people about the non-grannyness of knitting these days.

Lately, though, I've been knitting a lot of socks toe-up and people always come up to me and ask me if I'm knitting a sweater. Usually, if I've already turned the heel, I'll get up and walk away.

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« Reply #107 on: June 17, 2006 09:51:24 AM »

To franciebrady, I think the "meathead's" behavior is hilarious, and it isn't like you would want to talk to him anyway if he behaves that way. You probably had a much better time on the train without him, and now you have a funny story to tell whenever you like. Power to the knitters!
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« Reply #108 on: June 17, 2006 05:03:12 PM »

ok, everyone, let's keep the discussion on the topic of knitting only.  thanks.

« Reply #109 on: June 18, 2006 01:00:29 AM »

I have the opposite problem. I used to take the bus to and from work and school, and I would usually have knitting with me. It didn't matter what time of day I was on the bus, people would always ask me about it, and meathead type guys would always sit next to me and somehow use my knitting to try to pick me up. It was one of the most ridiculous things!

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