|Have yarn, will travel. What shall I make next?|
And I know I'm not the only one. I've watched one woman work on a beautiful afghan at our PTA meetings. There's scarves being made in sorority meetings. At the swim meets, the moms are working on blankets while the kids are in the pool. And surely, any yarn-y worth their skeins packs up their hooks and needles for an evening or weekend hanging out with the family for the holidays.
On Ravelry (if you crochet or knit, you are on Ravelry, right? Find me as "love2crochet"), there are discussions where folks have noted that their family members actually get upset when they stitch "in public." Really? They say it's distracting and/or rude.
But what about the guy playing Angry Birds or whatever's the newest phone game app or her over there clicking through Facebook? Or the kids lined up in a row with the headphones on and texting other kids, presumably with headphones on also not talking to the people in their room? Nobody's bothered by that, but my yarn bothers you? I can still carry on a conversation and make eye contact with you while I'm stitching. The guys are transfixed watching the game and I'm supposed to what, sit and watch them?
I've got a stash of yarn, a list of projects to do, and my to-go kit for my hooks and needles. I'm always ready for sitting around somewhere for hours. AND I will have a new pair of gloves by the time the evening's over.
Do you stitch while at family gatherings? Or some other crafty activity?
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