Outdoor Knitting

MasonM's picture

It's such a beautiful day here in Atlanta. Sunshine, not too cool, not too hot, and a nice breeze blowing. After eating breakfast in the truckstop I had a seat on one of the benches outside near the entrance and enjoyed some fine outdoor knitting. It's nice to be able to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather and fresh air while knitting.

Naturally I had several comments and conversations while sitting and knitting. One Middle Eastern fellow was fascinated and just stood and watched me for a few minutes. I couldn't understand much of what he said due to his thick accent but I gathered he liked it.

One driver's wife said that she wished she could knit. I encouraged her to buy some yarn and needles, along with an instructional book, and give it a try. Her husband commented that he used to crochet (surprised his wife I think) and another driver said that he also used to crochet. Both of them talked about crochet for a bit and I think they had both decided to take it up again.

One woman sat down next to me to check out the scarf, feel the yarn, and watch me knit for a few minutes. She said that she would never have expected to see some big trucker sitting around knitting. LOL

Of course there were a few who walked buy with something of a confused look on their faces, but over all most of the people seemed truly interested and agreed that it seems like an excellent way to relax and de-stress.

I'd love to see a bunch of burly truckers sitting around the truckstop knitting and discussing the latest patterns LOL


YugiDean's picture

that's a great notion. I

that's a great notion. I have a friend who's a trucker, and he'd do good to take up a hobby like knitting to pass the time when he gets there and they don't unload him for six hours. Men need to break away from the feeling that knitting is an assault unto their manhood. After all, knitting began with men...at least as far back as they can trace. :-)

MasonM's picture

Some guys just aren't secure

Some guys just aren't secure enough for it I suppose.


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Celowin's picture

I love reading your stories.

I love reading your stories. I knit around the campus where I teach, but it is usually in my office where few people see me. I don't hide my knitting, but it is much nicer right now to knit in an air conditioned office than out in the blazing heat. (It is still around 90 during the day here in Arizona.)

MasonM's picture

I'm seen knitting in

I'm seen knitting in truckstops and taverns all over the country LOL

I agree about the heat, no fun sweating all over your knitting.


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