YOU'RE Doing That?

Last night I was sitting in a local tavern here in WI and working on the second sleeve of the sapphire blue raglan sweater.

One women at the bar asked about it and I held it up to show her. She asked several times, [B]You’re[/B] doing that?

I thought it was hilarious, as did several of the other people sitting there. I finally kind of looked around on either side of me and indicated that I didn’t see anyone else sitting here so I guess I must be doing it.

While it was a very funny moment I was also a bit flattered as she obviously thought it looked too good for a big tattooed trucker to have made. :rofl:

Another woman came over to check it out, claiming that she was also a knitter. I had my doubts about that as she looked at the stockinette material and called it “cable stitch”. No real knitter would confuse those two, but I was polite and just said “stockinette”. I didn’t want to embarrass her in front of the whole place and let it go.

I was out at a local bar with my dh and father-in-law last Thursday.
They started talking about gas rigs (their business), so I got out my knitting. A woman came up to me and said, “Aren’t you a little young for that, honey?” I thought she meant that I was too young to be drinking a beer. How flattering, I thought to myself… Then I realized that she thought that I was too young to be knitting. :roflhard:

:teehee: Well, you don’t fit the stereotype that is still pervasive as cdjack was made aware of, too. I think that is awesome! I want to tell these people “You need to get out more!” :roflhard:

“Aren’t you a little young for that, honey?”

Wow, think she could have been any more condescending?

Yep. People do seem to love their stereotypes, don’t they?

My DF (after I read the post) said “it is obvious that she found a big knitting trucking dude and thought ‘I have to hit on that’”

That is what you get from computer geek guy :cool:

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:roflhard: Maybe the lady was just a new knitter trying to show off.

You need to knit some baby cloths and very seriously answer the questioners with, “I think I’m pregnant and I’m nesting.”

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You need to knit some baby cloths and very seriously answer the questioners with, “I think I’m pregnant and I’m nesting.”

:chair: Yeah! that’d show 'em…

OMG :roflhard: You gotta do that and let us know what happens! We live for your stories. :teehee:

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I dare you Masion!!

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Yeah, I guess it sounds that way, but I didn’t take it that way.
The woman who said it was in her 70’s. I think she was honestly surprised to see someone in their 30’s knitting, especially knitting in public.

How funny. I was actually at a campsite in Black River Falls WI last night teaching my 13yo BIL how to knit, and I mentioned you when he hesitated because of the stereotype. He loved it, though, and asked to knit on the way home. Sad that he made us promise not to tell.

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I think you should definitely try it, Knitting_Guy! And then tell us [I]all [/I]about it :teehee:

The above quote made me think of the Monty Python skit about the sheep in trees, and the guy saying “It’s my considered opinion that they’re nesting”!

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Mason, that’s too funny! I love everyone’s comments. You made my day! Before I got on this site, I, too might have been blown away by a kntting, tattooed trucker but not anymore.

Bambi