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I take mine with me everywhere. I was in the doc's the other day with my mother and a friend of hers who we had'nt seen in like 20 years said hello. She asked me what I was making and I told her and she said her mother passed and they still have lots of her pattern books and wanted to know if I wanted to have them. I said yes of course and a week later she was here in my town and wanted to bring them to me. Alot of them are annies attic booklets there were like 45 of them or more.

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i use a back pack for a purse. the small front pocket holds wallet, keys, etc. the middle holds hooks and notions, and the big section holds yarn! my husband now pushes the cart at the grocery store so i can crochet while we shop--is that sad? do i need a twelve step program yet?:hook:devil

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Gee I am truly amongst friends here.

 

I have completed many an afghan watching my sons play sport. Cricket is the best crochet sport cos it is so slow. :laughroll I recall a couple of years ago being surrounded by smelly 15yr olds in cricket whites who wanted to learn how to crochet. :eek My son was dismayed. He said the sight of his cricket team with hook and wool in hand while the wickets kept falling was embarrasing.:blush

 

I also travel a lot for work. I always take something to crochet while I am in the terminal or on the plane. I use those glad zipp bags which I can squish in my handbag. I did a heap of tea cosies for the school fete this way as they are just the right size.

 

My hub always tries to con me into going for long drives by saying : "you can bring your crochet" :D

 

I made an afghan at a conference 2 years ago. It was 2 colours and I sat through the lectures making a motifs. Some of my colleagues reckoned that watching me crochet was more interesting than some of the speakers :lol

 

We are an addicted lot arent we?

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Last year I had a job that entailed a lot of "down time" with nothing to do. I crocheted a LOT of that down time.

 

I've crocheted at the Doctor's office, while waiting to pick kids up, during ballet practice, soccer practice, band boosters meetings. I even crochet in bed :lol, sometimes I wake up with my hook still in my hand.

 

I have a totebag in my van, with supplies for simple squares, and (from when I was involved with Angels for Hope) to make angels. (This reminds me I need to send Cindy the extra angels I have).

 

My spring break is just about over (I work at a small college) and I've spent the whole week crocheting. I really need a 12 step program.

 

I told my husband the other day.. I'm sorry I let the yarn complusion get out of hand,...it's truly bad.. yarn in every room of the house and in my Van. He was very kind.. said at least it's not a harmful obsession.

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I do if it's a longer car trip, or if I know I'll be sitting waiting someplace. Yesterday I took my younger daughter to the orthodontist. She was getting spacers put in in preparation for the braces next week. It didn't take as long as I thought, so I didn't get far. I took a small tote bag with my Peaches and Cream cotton yarn to make a dishcloth. I'll bring it back next week when I have a longer time to wait.

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Suddenly my yarn was ripped out of my hands by the female host telling me that I was very rude to do this in her home.
If you were keeping up your end of the conversation and just keeping your hands busy, I don't think that's rude. What I *do* think is rude is for her to have treated a guest in her home that way.

 

I pretty much always keep a project in my backpack. Whenever I don't have one with me I inevitably end up somewhere where I have time to kill and nothing to do :lol

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I'm with you, Stacey -

I was thinking the same thing -- My gosh, why would she CARE if you were sitting there crocheting ? Could the word be JEALOUS because she doesn't know how ?

That would have been my last trip to their home .

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Suddenly my yarn was ripped out of my hands by the female host telling me that I was very rude to do this in her home.

 

I wonder what she would have done if you pulled out a cigarette?

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Small, easily transportable crochet projects! They are ALWAYS with me... I have to admit I don't do it at Mass, but everywhere else. My only daytime crocheting is in these "waiting" times. School Bus stop every morning & afternoon (have to be there with the young ones), preschool pick up & drop off, doctor's appointments, 30 min twice a week while my dd has speech therapy, and soon as T-ball and Soccer seasons roll in I"ll get a lot done at practices and games. Socks or sweaters while passenger for car rides.

 

I guess the real question is who doesn't take crochet everywhere and why not?!

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Suddenly my yarn was ripped out of my hands by the female host telling me that I was very rude to do this in her home.

 

My opinion would be that she was no longer the absolute center of your attention. I have a cousin like that - doesn't have to be the topic of conversation (not everything has to actually about her), but she can't stand for your attention to be divided (only tolerates people including her husband in a coversation - soon as she feels like too much attention has turned to him, she has to interrupt and get it all back). Over the phone, it annoys her for someone to have a television on in the background or speak to their kids or answer the door for a package - she often hangs up without warning saying later that you seemed 'too busy' for conversation. I would bet she'd go pretty postal if she knew I was crocheting ...

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I have 4 different tote bags that I switch between with different projects depending on the location and time I will have to wait. My husband is a type 1 diabetic who is legally blind so i am the sole driver. Depending on how long I normally wait at each Dr's appt. and how small the waiting room is determins if i bring the afgan or the baby sweater etc... I take it everywhere. I work from home now as a travel agent so I even crochet at my computer at home while I am looking up info for clients. I take it on vacations... I found on ebay a bracelet hook.... someone cut a hook in half smoothed the cut edges and drilled a hole then made a crocheted bracelet with an elastic loop at the end to loop around the hook as the clasp. I use that when I fly. If i was handy with tools That would be a great business. I haven't seen it since.

 

I even crocheted at the casino in Niagra Falls while I was playing slots.

 

I am so HOOKED.

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So you are not alone. I too, take a project with me everywhere. Especially on the weekends when my husband does the erran driving. I can get so much done in those 10-15 minutes jaunts between stores. The only draw back is that a lot of my projects get a tad to big to travel with. Hence I have to start somehting else to keep my hands busy. One of these days, I will finish all those projects.

 

 

Rosemary

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I always take my "Knitty-Ditty" bag with me. My family asks "What are you doing now" right after hello. I take small things to work on. I love afghans made from squares as they don't take up much space.

 

Ellie 13 :)

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I was waiting in a line w/ my brother and crocheting. He said "You do that standing?" I said "Yes, and walk at the same time" when the line started moving LOL.

 

Ellie 13 :)

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I do! (Much to my mom's embarrassment: if we are sitting in a doctor's waiting room the only way I can keep reasonably still is if I am crocheting. She has told me that people will think I am an old lady:lol )

I don't think anyone has said I look like an old lady, even if they did, I wouldn't care.

I always get compliments on my work. One little kid saw me making a scarf and said "Blankie" to his mommy. She said it was the first real word he said. Cool!

 

Ellie 13 :)

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I've had people (even guys) watch me.

On a train, I sat at the end of the car with facing seats. The train was so full I had to share my seat. She saw me, and pulled out knitting, one lady in the facing seat crocheted, one did kneedlepoint. A guy sat next to them andsaid "this must be the craft section" then he started knitting. We were all suprised to see a man in his 20's do this.

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I have a bag that I call the waitingroom bag I keep a project or two and an extra hook if my youngest is with me and wants to work on something too.:hook:manyheart

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See, even though I know guys knit and crochet, it still suprises me when I hear about them doing it. :blush Shame on me, I know.

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I always have several projects going at one time. At least one is always a "to go" project with motif's or mile a minute. LOL I almost NEVER leave the house without at least one project, my only lament is that I often drive myself where I need to go and cannot drive and crochet! Ha ha!

 

Katie:cat

 

I know! All those hours I spend driving...I usually listen to a book on tape to catch up on my "reading" if I HAVE TO drive. When I go somewhere for work, I try to take public transportation so I can crochet:lol

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I crochet everywhere! I have even dropped home for a minute to get a quick project on the way to the E.R. with my son, who had gotten hit with a ball in the neck at school. There was no way I would be at a hospital without something in my hands.

I generally have some kind of project with me. I have gone camping, to the local pool, the beach, basketball and volleyball games, etc. with my crochet.

I guess you can call me "Hooked"on crochet.

:manyheartLinda

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I was cursing that I didn't have my crochet with me - or a book to read - nothing. I was ready to go grab a stick and whittle it into a crude crochet hook and unravel my own sweater just so I could use the yarn and have something to do.

 

:lol:lol:lol:lol I know exactly how that feels! By the way, I saw a Japanese "finger crocheting and knitting" book yesterday in the bookstore. I thought about buying it just so that I am better prepared just in case I am caught without my crochet hook.

 

Not having to watch the TV while my husband has the clicker in his hands, is one of the great things about crochet. I can be in the same room with him, but not have to watch as he surfs from one sporting event, war movie, etc. to another. I can happily be there making baby sweaters, holiday-themed decorations or afghans. Life is good.

 

I find that crocheting is really very conducive to spending time with your partner. I also have knitting projects about, but I can really snuggle up to my boyfriend closer if I am holding a crochet hook rather than knitting needles. :manyheart

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I've had people (even guys) watch me.

On a train, I sat at the end of the car with facing seats. The train was so full I had to share my seat. She saw me, and pulled out knitting, one lady in the facing seat crocheted, one did kneedlepoint. A guy sat next to them andsaid "this must be the craft section" then he started knitting. We were all suprised to see a man in his 20's do this.

 

Okay...I have to say. Totally AWESOME! If we had more crochet sections on trains, there would be a lot less violence.

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I was waiting in a line w/ my brother and crocheting. He said "You do that standing?" I said "Yes, and walk at the same time" when the line started moving LOL.

 

Ellie 13 :)

 

Guys are always surprised when we can do "multi-tasking". My hubby, bless his heart, always expresses shock over 2 things. 1. I can do more than 3 things at once. 2. I can always find things he loses.

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