location, location, location

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Let’s say this loud and clear once and for all: I’m a public knitter and I love it! Knitting can be a pretty solitary activity, which I don’t mind, but I also love to be surrounded by other people when I knit, whether they are with me or just around me.  The only thing I don’t like, and this goes for all my activities including knitting, is doing things in short snippets of time. I don’t like taking out my needles if I have to put them away in 10 minutes, and the same goes for a book, a jog, or a telephone conversation.

Here’s the list of all the places where I’ve knit so far:

  • a fjord (definitely the most exotic location)
  • a mountain (after climbing, I kept motivating myself – another 20 minutes, then a knitting break ;)
  • cars (I thought I’d get motion sickness, but I was fine)
  • trains (ideal for long train-rides)
  • cafes (especially open-air ones)
  • park benches (obviously)
  • the grass (one of my favourites)
  • the beach (sand and wool are not the best combination)
  • the floor (you’d be surprized how often)
  • my bed (but not lying down)
  • armchairs (difficult with straight needles)
  • hotels (I don’t like hotels, I get terribly lonely in them, knitting helps)
  • a museum (one girl stopped watching the movie on the artist and stared at me for 20 minutes straight)
  • pubs (a totally British thing – luv it!)
  • a library (there is one library at my school where people go to sleep. I go to knit)
  • a yarn shop (skeins are always trying to sneakily jump into your lap and make you take them home with you)
  • a bookshop (probably the most magical bookshop I’ve ever been to)
  • at my desk (when I’m trying to figure out a technique from an online tutorial)

Interestingly, there aren’t many photos of me knitting, and in those that do exist – I’m usually frowning. I think that’s just my concentrated face… :) But, instead of that, you get a smile today (I’ve been waiting for an excuse to show off my new hairstyle ;)

Hugs all round! :)

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About fridica

I started knitting completely by accident, when I was visiting my parents for a holiday in 2008. On a boring Sunday afternoon, I decided to dig through their stash of books to see if there was anything interesting to take back to my apartment. A knitting manual happened to be one of the books I found. I got curious, my mom immediately dug out her old needles and yarn stash (which she hadn’t used in a decade at least), and in a few minutes we were both casting on - she by memory, I by following the instructions from the book… :) Since I normally prefer learning from books, this was ideal.. I took the book home with me, and very very soon - I was an addict.

26 thoughts on “location, location, location

    • Haha, I feel like I’ve gained this coolness epithet by cheating somehow. I just *happened to be* on a fjord (I spent last summer in Norway) so I knit, because I knit everywhere :)

  1. Love your new hair! I don’t think I could knit on the beach. I’m a magnet for messiness as it is, I’d be picking sand out of whatever it was I was knitting years down the line.

    • I didn’t do it too many times. Honestly, even knitting on summer vacation was sort of odd, cause my hands would have salt on them from swimming in the sea, and even that doesn’t mix too well with wool. But I’m an addict, what can I say!

  2. I’m all about the public knitting!! All. About. It. People give me weird looks and I don’t give a darn. I even knit while I sat in the doctor’s office with my husband when he got his vasectomy! Yes, right next to him during the procedure! Seriously… I’ll knit anywhere. :)

    • Actually, it was quite strange. The girl literally turned around in her seat and watched me for quite some time. It’s strange, because when people are watching you like that, they either: a) watch you for a bit and then approach you to ask a question or b) look away if they see you’ve noticed them and pretend like they weren’t watching. She had obviously seen that I had noticed her, but she kept on watching relentlessly. I had a feeling she might have wanted to approach me but was too shy. In any case, it was a sweet experience, definitely not a creepy one :)

  3. Hey smiley face! Love your new hair!

    Public Knitters are my tribe, seriously. I love seeing people knitting out and about :D

  4. Your hair looks great.
    I’m a bit of a rubbish public-knitter…. I’ll knit at a knitting group but other than that it’s at home (or someone else’s home, obviously…). And I think being stared at for 20 minutes straight is definitely enough to scare me off public knitting – aaagh!!!

    • Haha, well it actually messed up my knitting – I started getting all stage-frighty :D I kept thinking to myself “look cool, look cool” and dropping stitches… :D

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