Lion Brand Blog, November 10, 2016
One of the many great things about knitting and crochet is that, with the right project, both can be extremely portable. Because of this, you’ll see people crafting in some of the weirdest locations — not just airplanes or subway trains, but also bars, concerts, poolsides, and anywhere else you could possibly imagine.
The picture above is of me working on my Curvy Girl Cabled Cardigan while waiting for a bus. It’s not the most bizarre place where I’ve knit, though. Actually, transportation is where I get a lot of my crafting done. Any time I can find a seat on a bus or the subway, I’ve got my needles out.
My Weirdest Place(s)
Maybe my strangest knitting locale is the time I was at a concert at a large NYC venue and, between acts, sat down on the floor and started working on my latest project. Or perhaps it’s the time I went to a taping of Good Morning America with a journalism class I was taking, and sat knitting a hat in the green room. It depends, really. How do you define weird?
Maybe weirdness is based on how out of place it is for the occasion. In that case, it’s probably the concert. Most people stand around talking with friends between bands. While I’m sure I’m not the only one to ever do it, knitting is hardly common. However, a green room is designed for people to wait, so it wouldn’t be surprising if people used that time for crafts.
But weird could also describe something that few people experience. Most people will go to a concert at some point or another, so that’s not all that odd. Not as many will go to Good Morning America, and fewer still will sit in the green room. That’s certainly more unique. I think for me, I’m going with GMA as the most bizarre.
So, readers, tell me: what’s the weirdest place you have knit or crochet? An unusual situation? A once-in-a-lifetime trip? A celebrity encounter? Leave a comment and let us know!