A man, knitting…

Nelson Knit-out in the Park
Nelson Knit-out in the Park (Photo credit: Grant Neufeld)

 

Cops Questioned Me About Knitting at Starbucks

  

I’m a man. I knit teddy bears. You got a problem with that?

  

Gregory Patrick, knitting.

October 23, 2013  |

I’m sitting at Starbucks, which I rarely do. It’s hard to knit there. I lot of people still find it weird for a man to be knitting in public. But, for us fellas that knit, it’s nothing short of ordinary. There are many people that see us, see what we’re doing and find themselves asking us lots of questions. And they have no problem stopping to ask questions while you’re in the middle of counting.

I’ve been asked on numerous occasion on email if I ever go out to knit with groups or have knitting friends. Sadly, I don’t. I’m too busy counting. I can’t lift my head from the stitches to hear what’s being said. I’m so focused. I’m there with the rows, both knit side and purl sides facing with the work, and the rest of the world falls away into…. well, nothing.

So, I’m at said Starbucks  working up one of my teddy bears, roughly 8 a.m., figured I was safe, not too many people running in and out. And as I’m working on row 10 of the body of the bear, I see three sets of Orange County Sheriffs officers’ legs approach….

Read whole article here, please:http://www.alternet.org/culture/cops-questioned-me-about-knitting-starbucks

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