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« Reply #70 on: August 01, 2005 01:11:28 PM »

I've done it during my larger classes (200+) before, but I typically only knit for the first 5 mins or so while the prof is setting up, and then I'm too busy taking notes.

I'd say in a smaller class it'd probably be considered rude, just because of the "closer" setting with the professor.

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« Reply #71 on: August 01, 2005 01:15:14 PM »

I would ask the professor if s/he minds it.  That would be the polite thing to do, methinks.

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« Reply #72 on: August 01, 2005 01:24:13 PM »

I do it in my arena classes, or really any classes where I don't have to take notes.

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« Reply #73 on: August 01, 2005 02:21:36 PM »

I knit in class. I ask my professor first. Although, I am a science major so I don't bring my knitting to any of my chemistry, or math classes. Biology is ok because it's mostly info that you just memorize, but NEVER in lab. Ha that sounds funny. I would knit in like my french class or something... Actually this summr I asked my English prof. if he minded I knit... he said not at all..he actually thought it was charming! Score... thinking about it again I live in san francisco...people here are pretty open to any sorts of creativity...

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« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2005 05:56:43 PM »

I knit in class too. Not often, though --- I am (or was, since I graduated in June) an an Arts major, focussing on Anthropology and Religious Studies, so most of my courses were heavily lecture-based, and there wasn't much time for knitting in between note-taking!

I had one year-long seminar, though, which was a three-hour stint once a week on Tuesday evenings, and I had to do something to keep myself awake. Our marks were based on our own research and presentations, and we weren't tested on the content of each other's presentations, so the only time note-taking was necessary was if the prof or a fellow student made a point that was directly relevant to our own projects. In other words, it was a perfect knitting course! I mostly knit little dishcloths and scarves, simple things that I could do without needing a pattern or fancy techniques. (I did, of course, make sure I had the prof's permission. He recalled a time when most female students knit in class, as a way of proving that they were feminine even if they were intellectuals, and thought that my feminist knitting angle was an interesting alternative!)

I also found that I could read longer, and get less fidgety (and have fewer munchies!), if I knit something simple while reading. I propped my book open on a table, and knit away while I read. I made a loooooooooooooot of dishcloths that way!

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« Reply #75 on: August 01, 2005 06:30:42 PM »

I knit and crocheted during my physics class this past semester, but that was only because the professor was absolutely horrible at teaching and I took all my notes out of the book after class, so I didn't really care if the professor noticed me knitting or thought it was rude. It was an auditorium class, though, so chances that I'd be spotted were slim.

I'd go the "ask the professor" route for a small class.

« Reply #76 on: August 02, 2005 01:19:49 AM »

i knit in lectures, but not in smaller classes. my history professor last year used me as an example of multi tasking pioneer women and most dont seem to mind. If its really busy and your sitting next to someone it seems rude not to ask if they mind first.
but knitting totally helps me concentrate on what someone's saying or on what im reading. I don't normally take many notes in lectures either, seemed a waste of efofrt afte i realised id never once studied from my notes. all i ever note down now is references to texts etc.

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« Reply #77 on: August 02, 2005 01:55:02 AM »

I used to knit during every single class I had, all through high school, but I quit when I got to college. I was (and am) afraid of incurring the prof.'s wrath. And of course, my marks have been pretty bad so far. Some people just learn better when there is something in their hands; I've noticed that most of my notes are actually just little doodles interrupted by one or two bits of lecture that I found to be particularly poetic.

Anyway, if knitting isn't an option, I would suggest something like finger weaving (I'm not sure what it's really called... it's just a chain of slip knots tightened around each other). That might be a little less obvious, and once you get the technique down you don't even have to look at the thing, ever. Of course, then you have to think of something to do with the cords you end up with, but it's really easy to disengage one hand when an important point comes up and you need to actually write something down.

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« Reply #78 on: August 02, 2005 02:41:32 AM »

hmmm.... i still can't help but come down on the 'it's rude even my lecturer said it was okay' side.

wish i didn't feel like that.
i'd get a lot more done.

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« Reply #79 on: August 02, 2005 07:47:42 PM »

I knit during all my classes, and while it may sound snarky, I don't really care if the prof likes it or not since  i knit for medical reasons.  I knit a LOT of socks and other small objects., so it's not distracting

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