Thursday, 14 June 2007

KIP Day...a late entry

Okay I know that I should be keeping up with this even if no one is reading. I suppose that I started this more for myself than anyone else.

DH started playing with the computer. Trying to put all the old files onto the new computer and ending up with a hard drive crashing and precious photos being lost. Sigh... I've never truly trusted these stupid boxes.

June 9th

Where were we???? Ah yes....Knitting in Public
In all honesty, I didn't get a chance to do that, unless you count knitting at the movies. My baby turned 6 and had his birthday party at the movie theatre. It was a blast although bringing five 6 year-olds and a 7 year old to the movies is not the way to enjoy a film.

Let me think back to my visit to Aus and I'll tell you a tale.
I got on the bus and was headed to Philip to check out Addicted 2 Fabric and Bead Street. I pulled out my knitting as I always did and proceeded to work on Stripes. A few stops down the road a shabbily dressed young man gets on the bus with a three foot long skate board. He had short curly blond hair with three long dreadlocks originating from the side of his head. "Hmmm" thinks I, "What an interesting looking character." Then he blew me away.

Out of his worn satchel, he pulls out his knitting. He was knitting something in garter stitch which could have been the start of a scarf. He was using a chunky (12 ply) yarn and knitting a very tight gauge (I could tell that the needles he was using were smaller than what chunky yarn usually calls for). It took him three tries to start his row but he was a proficient knitter once he got started. I was fascinated. Talk about breaking any stereotypes about knitters. I say this because apart from the SnB meeting I went to, he was the only one I ever saw knitting in public. (Aside from myself that is)

This happened during my first week in Canberra and I thought no more about it until the next week when I'm walking through City Walk coming from the supermarket. There sitting on a bench, chatting with a mate, was this knitting in public guy. This time he was working on something with in a green variegated yarn. And yes he had the skateboard with him.

Now if I were the Yarn Harlot I would have gone up to him and taken his picture with one of the socks. But alas, I am not. But I must say that the internal conflict in me as I walked back to my hotel was horrendous. Why should I take his picture when I've got no where to publish it???? What do I say????? How do I convince him??????

I've since thought of a clever cover story if the need ever presents itself again.

It looks like that time again. Yesterday I picked up my order of dye yourself yarn and today all the kids are at school. So it's play time for me.
Yours in Yarn,

The Fibreholic

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