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andyz280f's picture

I sometimes will get a gig driving somebodies car from Connecticut to wherever. Sort of a quick side cash pick up. While waiting at the Fort Lauderdale airport for my return flight after one such job ( I had a few hours before my flight) I decided to pull out the Irish Hooded scarf I was working on for my roommate. If you need or like room around you when you are sitting and waiting for something, just pull out your knitting. Men and women alike actually got out of thier seats and moved to other areas. They were that uncomfortable. I just smiled on the outside and laughed hysterically on the inside. I must have had a bad case of Yarniculous or something catchy like that. I have no problem knitting around people. I am a retired prison guard and am used to reactions to things I do from hardened criminals and they don't phase me in the least.

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smmikkel's picture

Try pulling out your knitting

Try pulling out your knitting on the streets in NYC and you just attract all kinda of crazy. It's been very positive overall. There used to be a knitting coffee shop around the corner but it went out of business. :(

bobinthebul's picture

On the ferries I seem either

On the ferries I seem either to get a woman who is fascinated but just looks on (okay, stares) silently or people who pretend not to notice. But come to think of it, I have been the only person in my line of seats several times on rather full boats. :)

The other day I was working on the leg of a "lazy sock" (44 stitch round in worsted weight) and 5 teenagers came along. I thought I'd finally get funny remarks but one of them said "Kolay gelsin abi" (The typical greeting when you see someone working: "May it come easy, brother"). A little later they were talking quietly between themselves and finally the girl said "Kolay gelsin....is it a sock?" "Yep" I said. Her male friend turned to her and said, "I TOLD you it was a sock!!" :)

andyz280f's picture

Now that is nice. I like the

Now that is nice. I like the fact that the teens could show you repect like that. So hard to Find in my neck of the woods. Oh it is there but hard to find these days. And like the greeting that was given. I think I may start a trend at work with that.

Tom Hart's picture

That must have felt kind of

That must have felt kind of excellent!

I’m fascinated and amazed that they have a greeting for people who are working. And what an excellent greeting it is. The rural Irish of a century ago would greet a person with, “God bless the work,” in a situation like that. The Turkish greeting, while less pious perhaps, is a lot warmer, I’d say.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That's a great response. I

That's a great response. I hope I remember it for use around my neck of the woods.

scottly's picture

I seem to always sit by

I seem to always sit by someone who's grandmother used to knit. I just smile on the outside and think why the hell me on the inside. Just kidding, I'm always willing to listen to someone talk about their grandmother.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

If it was only so easy to

If it was only so easy to create some space to knit freely once you get onto the plane.

andyz280f's picture

Jet Blue my friend, More

Jet Blue my friend, More room.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great option...if we had a

Great option...if we had a choice. Here, we only have subsidiaries of Delta and United.