Ru asked a good question in the comments today:
Speaking of guilt- there was a comment about knitting in church. I am always afraid to bring my knitting to church or anywhere that people might (mistakenly) think I wasn’t paying attention because I was knitting. I’d love to hear you address this- is there anywhere it’s not okay to knit? And if not, do you ever have to explain that you really are following along?
A very good question indeed!
Me? I would not knit in church. I do not knit in meetings at work . . . ever. I’d love to be in a workplace where knitting in meetings was acceptable, but sadly, here I know it is not, without asking. (But hey! Maybe that would be one way to get them to demote me! Hmmmm . . . )
I do, however, knit during evacuation drills. Last time I did, the head of our agency watched me in fascination and asked a lot of questions.
I do knit at my desk at lunchtime, but I never take a knitting break at any other time.
I did once knit during a film presentation that was given in the Departmental auditorium. I figured that if the lights were low, no one would see me and be distracted by it.
And I recall that a few years ago I took a week-long course at the Government Printing Office on getting stuff printed through GPO. (A WEEK long course. Don’t you envy me, people?) I knitted during that course, but only after clearing it with the instructor (who, as it happens, had a small farm with fiber animals — his wife was into it!)
So how about you all?
I didn’t spend too much time knitting last night as I was involved in other things. But here is the second Dew sleeve’s progress:
The sleeves go very quickly, so it will be on to a side front very soon. And the side fronts will go smoothly, because today I received via email from Kim Hargreaves a pdf enlargement of the Dew charts that is very clear and easy to read.
So there you have it: The design is lovely, the pattern very clear and easy to follow, and the customer service is excellent. WendyKnits gives Kim Hargreaves an all-round, wholehearted two thumbs up!
One of the Reasons I Didn’t Spend A Whole Lot of Time Knitting Last Night
I was playing with this:
The little guy on the left is Neville, my new iPod nano, Irving’s baby brother. I love him beyond reason.
(In case you are worried about sibling rivalry, The King of All Remote Controls will be spending more time with Irving to compensate for any hurt feelings.)
Why, yes, that is my very dainty paw in yesterday’s WIP photo. I was helping to make sure it didn’t escape!
Hmmm, my special places to lurk? There’s a lamp in the bedroom under which I like to bask. Other than that, I just need to be where the action is! You know, to help with knitting and stuff like that.
And savaging plastic bags, of course.