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Funny how you mentioned knitting on the move. I realized I was hopeless when I started knitting while walking around at Home Depot while my BF was shopping for carpeting for one of his rentals.

I used to be just as bad, when I lived in Oz. I actually went into "crafting withdrawal symptoms" when I left, because I only brought one project with me. My knitting needles and projects were in a tea chest that followed later.

I think that the number of people I see "knitting on the move" is a barometer of the fashionability of knitting. In the mid-1990's, nobody knitted - when I knitted my way to work, I'd get hostile looks: as if I was a weirdo who might take up more than my fair share of space (NB, I usually use circular needles, because I don't like having needles tucked up under my arms). In contrast, in Oz, women would stop me and ask me what I was knitting/making (I used to tatt and do cross stitch on the train, too). That never happened here.

Now that I must drive to work, I don't take my knitting with me. :-( However, they're renovating our building to give us a proper lunch/breakout area with couches, tables and chairs. I can foresee a time when my knitting will start going to work again...

- Pam
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