Monday, June 6, 2011

Poolside Knitting

It's been a long time since I last posted.  After April's craft show, I was burned out a bit - then the end of the school year came and I haven't had much time to get going on my sewing.  Yesterday I decided to take some knitting up to the pool.  My friend the "craft guru" was telling me before, that she always knits at the pool and most of the time people respond positively and that she even spends time teaching others how to knit.  I've always felt a bit weird knitting in public.  Don't ask me why - it's strange given that I am such an advocate of keeping this art alive!  I have this deeper insecurity that somehow knitting = old lady or young person with no life.  This isn't true AT ALL!  Most people I know who knit are SO not that way - and plus, it's knitting in public that helps to get rid of this silly stereotype!  Why then do I still have this hesitation?

I was up at the pool in the sun and had some looks from a threesome of college girls, one of which said that she wouldn't be any good at it (knitting), and another comment from some other uniformed pool-goer (who I'm sure thought I couldn't hear her) who said that I was doing something that I shouldn't be doing at the pool.  I had a moment of feeling old and distinctly not cool, but gave her a look and continued with my cable knit.

I like how much I got done on my knitting yesterday.  Who says you have to be locked up inside on your couch to knit!?

3 comments:

  1. Maybe you should of quickly knitted a muzzle for the one particular pool-goer :) Happy Knitting! ~Dawn

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  2. Go for it girl! Those poor-spirited, uncool, non-knitters don't know what they're missing! Catharsis plus sun plus nice invaluable gift for a loved-one equals THE BEST WAY TO SPEND YOUR TIME!!

    Love you!

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  3. Thanks Joanna! You are my inspiration ;+) My "guru"!!! Dawn, I like your idea of knitting a muzzle - Joanna, you can help me with that! HA!

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