Whatcha Knittin' Kitten?

Sometimes I am struck by a bout of knitting shyness when I am out in the general public...maybe shyness isn't the right word for it...I sometimes don't want people asking me questions about what I am knitting along with the inevitable...'wow, I wish I had time to do that' and 'that's amazing, i wish I could learn how to do that', and my favorite is 'wow, it looks like what my grandma used to crochet'. That's when I get up and walk away because the person cant be saved and I can't be held responsible for my actions... This isn't a knock on crochet, i have a weird fascination with he art of crochet and the things that people do with it... But knitting DOES NOT look like crochet, no matter how you stitch it. So for now Fatima's shawl sits in hiding in my bag till the lady hogging one of the comfortable sofas leaves...I think she would be the one to say, 'i wish I could learn how to do that' and I would have to respond with something unsavory like 'you realize that we are born only knowing how to do two things, scream and sh__ our pants'
Unsavory, unkind, and really not the kind of thing I like to put out for public consumption, but I feel like I am in a mood and would hate to unleash it on this poor unsuspecting woman reading her kindle...

P.s. In case you were wondering, ghetto jepeto is getting his oil changed, he's at the 124,000 mile mark...so I am writing this from the VW waiting room...

Comments

Kelly said…
LOL! People are rediculous when they say things like that, especially when it's "I wish I had time for that." The Yarn Harlot has said something to the effect "What do you do when you watch TV? Just sit there?" I'm always knitting when the TV is on.

Don't be afraid to knit in public! The last time I knitted in public was at in the car dealership service waiting room, too. : )

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