They All Wish...

...that they knew how to knit.

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(photo by Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times)

Seriously, this is one of the things that I like best about knitting. It's such a portable hobby that I can take it anywhere and keep myself occupied. And if I encounter a situation like these poor souls (as most of the city did in August), as long as I can find a corner to sit, I'm one happy camper. Indeed, the one thing that kept me sane that steamy morning when the train inched downtown was the fact that I had my knitting.

 

I has helped me pass many many many times of just waiting.....I actually look forward to those times when I am forced to slow down and just knit!!

Great Picture!!!!!! I can't imagine waiting without it...

I finished my one-row Yarn Harlot scarf while my Metro-North train v e r y s l o w l y crawled past the building last night!

Happily, things were moving much better this morning.

I keep thinking of all of these times in the past before I started knitting that would have been so much better if I was.

Bored in Africa, Knit!
Bored waiting hours between classes, Knit!

The list goes on. Now I take knitting with me everywhere even if I know I'll have no chance to pull it out.

I agree that it makes the time go faster. What are they all doing? Did they have some kind of emergency drill or something?

Nice. I never go anywhere without a book and a portable knitting project. One never knows when one or the other will come in handy.

I spent 45 minutes in a corner of Borders in Palo Alto CA last night waiting for a piano lesson to be over - KNITTING socks! I always have a pair with me to work on.

I too always carry an emergency, I get time to knit project! My kids even go get my basket when we are leaving the house. Don't leave home without it!

Yes, the portability is one of its greatest aspects...

I feel naked without my knitting. those waiters are totally jealous. Great shot.

YOU have to be able to sit somewhere to knit?

Not to be superior, but haven't you ever knit while propped against a wall somewhere?

I have knit almost nonstop from last April to this very day.
My daughter had leukemia and spending hours at the hospital, through transplant and the chemo, I knit. Day and night, week after week, month after month.
My daughter is in remission and I keep knitting.
It saved my sanity, and I have many beautiful things to show for it.

Sometimes, just THINKING about knitting is enough for me.

Hey, you're being featured on UniversalHub in Boston right now: http://www.universalhub.com/node/13305

so true. When I got trapped in the passport office this summer for 10 hours with no food or drink, everyone else (including my husband) was mad or worried or bored or sleeping or sad or angry. Me? I was knitting an octopus. What would I have been doing otherwise really? Knitting an octopus. It would be lovelier to do it in a park or in my living room or at a friends' house but ultimately I still got to knit my octopus and get my passport. Win-win.

Don't know if this link will work, but its a story about a knit knot tree in Ohio. For some reason I thought of you when I read this article. I hope you enjoy it!

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/ODD_KNITKNOT_TREE?SITE=WIMIL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

I saw something about a mass knitting sit-in on CNN the other day. I believe it was to raise awareness of breast cancer (correct me if I'm wrong). I fully support anything that helps a good cause.

As for knitting while you wait..I cannot profess to understand it. I've tried and it makes me kindof woozy after about 3 minutes. It is engaging though. There's alot of stigma about knitters though - despite efforts on the part of celebs like Cameron Diaz to make it look hip. But hey, who am I to judge. If it makes you happy, go for it. Keep on keeping on, lest knitting become yet another lost art.

Btw, I'm surprised you're allowed to carry knitting needles around with you. They are rather weapon-like in form and function, no?

 

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