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8 years 1 week ago #37733 by Iniuk
I realise a lifestyle Block may not be conducive to the idea of 'Public', but is anyone else doing any public knitting?

http://www.wwkipday.com/ if you are interested.

and WE made the front page of our local giveaway:
http://waihekemarketplace.realviewdigital.com/#folio=1

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8 years 1 week ago #488283 by Ruth
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Your first link is incomplete.

I knit publicly on a regular basis - any time I go to town, because mostly I go to do something which, at some stage, requires waiting. My doctor thinks it's a hoot.

The local intermediate were looking for knitters to come and teach some of the kids, which I will commence next week. I taught a couple of 11-year-olds last year, during which process I learnt to do something new, myself!

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8 years 1 week ago #488284 by Deanna
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I knit in public all the time. I did think of going to Wigram, but as I'm not going out for any other reason, I don't think I will.

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8 years 1 week ago #488327 by Iniuk
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Oops, sorry, hopefully corrected the link.
I've been 'teaching' some 9 and 10 year olds with mixed success, and they are organising their own 'event' on Wednesday with an enthusiastic clasroom teacher. Not sure how much knitting will actually happen there but all good fun.

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8 years 1 week ago #488353 by jeannielea
Last night we went to a Beethoven concert in Wellington and the lady beside me was crocheting before the start and during the interval. Have ner seen that before!

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8 years 1 week ago #488368 by Deanna
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jeannielea;492829 wrote: Last night we went to a Beethoven concert in Wellington and the lady beside me was crocheting before the start and during the interval. Have ner seen that before!

I have even knitted at the Casino, and always knitted in church while the sermon went on. :) :) :)

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8 years 1 week ago #488369 by kai
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I would love to learn to knit, something my mother, although she could do it never taught me.

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8 years 1 week ago #488372 by reggit
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My grandmother taught me, and very strictly so none of this taking your hand completely off one needle to loop the strand around [}:)] pain learning it but once you had, made knitting so much easier/smoother/faster...

Take a break...while I take care of your home, your block, your pets, your stock! [;)] PM me...

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8 years 1 week ago #488382 by Deanna
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kai;492850 wrote: I would love to learn to knit, something my mother, although she could do it never taught me.

Never too late Kai, there maybe a group on your area, I don't now any knitters wouldn't take the time to teach some one. I also know a few folk who have learned straight from U tube. Its very therapeutic.

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8 years 1 week ago #488490 by brodie
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Does knitting while being a passenger in a truck catching silage on a hilly paddock count as public?I'm sure the chopper driver nearly crashed when he saw me the first time,but yes I knit in public,too.If you are still keen to learn Kai I can teach you the basics.

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8 years 1 week ago #488498 by Ruth
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I sat with four boys today teaching them to knit. I have no idea why the boys in particular selected me from the range of knitters available. One of them was very good, another struggled, one kept doubling his stitches in every row and one just gave up and drifted off to another group. They were pretty cool; it was fun.

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8 years 1 week ago #488541 by Baroque
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I don't knit much anymore, but I have been known to knit squares for baby blankets while waiting at the hospital though as it passes the time and serves a good purpose. [;)]

I'm just about to learn how to spin and weave, my SIL has given me her spinning wheel and I've just bought a small rigid heddle loom so I can learn to weave our colourful Arapawa wool! :D

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8 years 6 days ago #488581 by Deanna
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Ruth;492993 wrote: I sat with four boys today teaching them to knit. I have no idea why the boys in particular selected me from the range of knitters available. One of them was very good, another struggled, one kept doubling his stitches in every row and one just gave up and drifted off to another group. They were pretty cool; it was fun.

Kids are great aren't they, little sponges. I find boys are great at it. Its been a long time since I showed a child how to knit. Maybe when the Grandkids are just a bit older. :)

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8 years 6 days ago #488612 by Iniuk
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I went into the local Library today and a librarian thanked me for starting her 10 year old knitting the previous day at school. (She was the girl who said "I thought this might be boring but it's really cool." ) This was during lunch, so quite voluntary on their part.

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8 years 5 days ago #488633 by Deanna
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Iniuk;493116 wrote: I went into the local Library today and a librarian thanked me for starting her 10 year old knitting the previous day at school. (She was the girl who said "I thought this might be boring but it's really cool." ) This was during lunch, so quite voluntary on their part.

That is grand! :)

Library's are becoming very receptive to knit groups going there. I often wonder if they think we are quiet people, whenthe opposite can very often be the case. Our knit group used to be at a yarn shop, and still is really but they are having EQ repairs so we are meeting at a local library which is also the high school library and has a public cafe in it, and we meet in the cafe at the moment and the cafe owners love it.

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