Please, if you’re capable of knitting in public, do so.
I’ve talked about my adventures with knitting in public (kip-ing) in the past. One of my earliest entries on this blog was about a conversation about me, my spindle, and talking to God that took place at the train station.
To be fair, in the last six week there’s been something weird about the energy at the bus station and I’ve found myself in situations involving the police twice-luckily, neither directly involving myself. Talking about my knitting is probably a better alternative.
However, now that I’m over my charity drive scarf burnout I’m back to working on scarves for the next drive. I don’t want to burn out again. Whenever I pull out needles, it’s like people have never seen needles before. Well, that’s only partially true. An older man stopped me and said that he had missed seeing women working on needlecrafts in public.
Because he hadn’t seen it in 20 years.
Where are you guys? I know that you’re out there. Ravelry’s membership rolls are exploding. I know that I’m not the only person in Buffalo, even. I know for a fact Holly knits. I am the first to admit that I’m not the most patient creature, and I can only sit through what I think of as the Christmas Story conversation-how do you not poke your eyes out?-so many times before my energy levels begin to flag.
So, get out there and knit. If nothing else, peope LOVE to talk to you when you’re knitting. Actually, maybe that’s not a great idea. Make it a garter stitch project so you don’t throw off your count.