When it is OK to knit in public? Certainly on the bus, subway, at lunch and break. But what about meetings? Church?
I was preparing to go to a wedding yesterday. I was hot into knitting something. And had a fleeting thought, "I would really like to knit on this at the reception".
Would this be regarded as rude? Would I seem unsociable? I have had people comment to me before that they thought I was being rude. Well it never occurred to me, people go out for a smoke break, (although that is getting less acceptable, even though I live in the tobacco belt, where almost everyone smokes)
So in the end I didn't take my knitting and we were off to the wedding.
Imagine my absolute delight when after being at the reception for awhile a young women with a man with dreadlocks, pulled some needles from her bag and started knitting. I was most pleased, I excused myself from my table and beat it over to hers. After all, if we are knitters we are not strangers. I sat and we immediately bonded and talked.
So in the end I wished I had taken my knitting, but was even more pleased to find someone else who had......
picture from the blog at http://needled.wordpress.com/2007/06/
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