Knitting on the brain

I went out to a tavern tonight to have a few brews and socialize a bit. I was talking with this young guy who was telling me about his band. He was wearing this really long black scarf that appeared to be all garter stitch. As he was talking all I could do was check out the knitting in the scarf.

Same when talking to this very nice woman. She had on a sweater that looked to me to be moss stitch. I spent more time checking out the stitches than her. :wall:

Serious knitting brain going on here.

:psst: [size=2]We’ve hooked another one, folks![/size]

Is that the same as watching movies/TV shows JUST for checking out the knitwear?? Many a time I have to tell myself to REALLY focus on the story, or the movie’s a total loss.

At home, I’ve got a notepad and pen by my chair, to jot/sketch down ideas!!

Conclusion: it ain’t just you (or me, Thank God!) :woot:

ahem…might want to be careful of how intently you are staring a girl’s sweater to check the “stitch pattern”…she will never believe you! :teehee: :teehee: :teehee:

:roflhard:

LOL I once followed a guy around the grocery store because I wanted to figure out his scarf pattern. It was a very cool cable and I had never tried them before so I kept thinking if I could memorize what it looked like, I might…just might…find a pattern similar online.

:oops: I finally had to tell him why I was staring so intently at him…he kept looking at me strangely out of the corner of his eye. I don’t think he believed me though. He hightailed it out of there rather quickly after that.

I remember talking to a woman in a professional setting once, and she was wearing a really interesting knit jacket. I guess my staring kinda weirded her out, because once she caught me, she pulled it closed tighter around the cleavage area. How could I possibly convince her that I was staring at her jacket and not at her… assets? I just asked her if it was hand knit and hoped she got the clue.

Yeah just staring could be easily misconstrued. Asking some questions is the way to go.

So far anyone I have talked with regarding knitting has shown interest in the topic even if they don’t knit themselves and surprisingly often don’t seem the least bit surprised by a guy knitting.

Occasionally someone finds it strange, but that’s a result of their own mental prejudices so maybe they need a little surprising anyway.

I am glad I am not the only one who stares and tries to figure out how someone’s sweater, scarf, etc was constructed. We must truly be obsessed.

Since I am usually knitting while watching TV, while hubby is driving, etc. it has almost taken over my other obsession of “Name that Font.” (The hazzard of being a graphic designer.)

candice

:rofl: Watching Gilmore Girls last night I had to rewind so I could catch what they were saying… I was to busy trying to figure out Lorelai’s sweater…

LOL–I do that too! I was just driving my family bonkers the other day talking about how I’m so sick of seeing Papyrus everywhere… :rofl:

LOL–I do that too! I was just driving my family bonkers the other day talking about how I’m so sick of seeing Papyrus everywhere… :rofl:[/quote]

That is hilarious! I just got a mailing yesterday from my LYS and the WHOLE THING was in Papyrus.

candice

LOL–I do that too! I was just driving my family bonkers the other day talking about how I’m so sick of seeing Papyrus everywhere… :rofl:[/quote]

That is hilarious! I just got a mailing yesterday from my LYS and the WHOLE THING was in Papyrus.

candice[/quote] :roflhard: :roflhard:

I have to add my two cents.

Until I started knitting, I never realized how many things are knit. In fact, every time I have taught someone the basic knit/purl stitch, and we talk about ribbing, I have looked at them, and been able to point out something they are wearing that is knit/purled.

Cuffs of sweaters, socks, etc. And I’ve been able to point out garter/stockinette.

I do think however, most people here have a little more self control than I do. I constantly am going up to co-workers (and yes sometimes strangers) and saying “can I touch your sweater for a minute”, so I can pull it out a little and see the stitching, or the seaming.

I’ve gotten so bad that when I’m talking to co-workers/neighbors/friends, and I kind of get that glazed over look. They know the only way to pull me out of it is to extend an arm so I can look at their seams/cables/ribs/yo’s etc. Then once I do that, like magic I’m back.

This is a very funny thread! :teehee:

:teehee: :rofl:

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I do this all the time. It’s really embarrassing when I get caught staring and I have to explain myself. :teehee:

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

ha, i’m no graphic designer, but i know sometimes out of no where i’m just like “Hey, thats Monotype Corsiva!”

(or Curlz MT, Edwerdian Script, Alba, Comic San MS… :doh: )

ha, i’m no graphic designer, but i know sometimes out of no where i’m just like “Hey, thats Monotype Corsiva!”

(or Curlz MT, Edwerdian Script, Alba, Comic San MS… :doh: )[/quote]
I think Comic Sans MS is the only one I can ever recognise. :oops:

ha, i’m no graphic designer, but i know sometimes out of no where i’m just like “Hey, thats Monotype Corsiva!”

(or Curlz MT, Edwerdian Script, Alba, Comic San MS… :doh: )[/quote]
I think Comic Sans MS is the only one I can ever recognise. :oops:[/quote]

That’s because people use it and think that they are being fancy because they aren’t using Arial!