A little while ago, we asked you—our blog readers—to share your stories with us about knitting/crocheting in public. From making new friends to delighting strangers, you shared your experiences.
Here are just a few of the submissions we received:
I knit on the “L” in Chicago pretty regularly and it’s not unusual to get a comment or question from a stranger. But one time in particular I really broke the ice when my ball of yarn fell out of my bag and rolled all the way down to the other end of the car. Everyone burst into laughter because it was so unexpected and from then on the whole mood of the car changed. Everyone was talking to me, and to each other, and there were a lot more smiles the rest of the way home.
– Christine Renee, Chicago, IL
A few years ago my husband and I were on a plane coming back from England. I pulled out my knitting which was pink sock for my daughter. I had bought the special soft sock yarn from Scotland via eBay. The flight attendant came by, looked down and said,”Oh, can I pet your yarn? It’s so soft and beautiful!”
“Of course,” I said. After everyone was settled for the flight,she came back to my seat and invited me to the galley to see what she was knitting. She was needing two socks at a time on two circular needles and wanted to show me the technique. We had a wonderful time talking about yarns and knitting for our loved ones. Then she served me delicious tea and cookies. It made the long flight memorable to me.
– Vikki Day, Highmore, SD
I had an auto accident and was only slightly hurt when I took myself to the doctor. I was knitting a complicated Fair Isle pattern sweater in the waiting room when the nurse looked at my work and asked me, “Were you crazy before you hit your head?”
– Eloise Joppa, Brush, CO
Do you have a story you’d like to share? Leave a comment below, and you could be included in our next round-up!