Ok - not really the bank.... and I wasn't really going anywhere, but I thought it was silly nonetheless.
With my stated time crunch and Christmas creeping up on us rather quickly now, I am having to find time to crochet and knit outside of my normal. One obvious time is my lunch hour at work. A small project is easy enough to take upstairs to the cafeteria, sit with after eating and make a little headway.
About 20 minutes later, one of the gents who was there originally, looks over and proclaims loudly "what is that?" I look around, thinking he was talking to one of the people who sat down after me - perhaps wondering what they were eating. He gets louder and points - he points straight at my basket. Everyone got a laugh with the statement "a opossum" - I thought that was funny myself. I said it was my knitting, I was working on a Christmas present.
Whelp, if that wasn't funny enough - when I finished my sandwich, I pulled the scarf out and all IT eyes were on me... well, the original 3 guys - everyone else at the table had seen me knit/crochet at the table before. I started working and they were staring hard. I admit, that's not easy for me because I am not the best knitter so it was kinda weird having them stare at me. Some questions, primarily from the pointer, included:
1. Where does yarn come from?
2. What is the clear tube that looks like an IV line? (circular needles - see picture)
3. What do you do when you get to the end?
4. That's all just one big piece of yarn?
It was funny once I got over the awkwardness of it all. One of my friends (female IT person) asked when I was gonna do the brown bag on knitting (brown bag = training session).
There was one question though brought up by "the pointer" that actually is pretty interesting and is something I'll write about more in another post. It was a bit thought provoking on both our parts - interesting though...
(how's that for a teaser! you must now subscribe and watch for more in the saga of the lunch room knit questions *laughing* just kidding)
Truly, thank you for reading all my rambles and stuff. It's nice to know that there is a community of fiber artists out there that enjoy the craft and sharing information and stories as much as I do.