1.15.2008

KiP, Oregon, and Color Blogging

Knitting in public is a subject I've been contemplating for a while. I've read other entries on other blogs about it. I've seen other people doing it. I've even done it a couple of times.

But there is just something...something that hangs me up when I think about knitting in certain places.

There are normal places to knit or crochet. You know 'em. The bus/metrolink/other public transportation, in the doctors office, waiting for your car, ok...practically any waiting room. I enjoy knitting or crocheting in these places. It's a way to pass the otherwise potentially boring time with something productive. Knitting/crocheting in public also seems to have a duality when it comes to social interaction. Pull out your yarn craft and people suddenly become interested and talkative. BUT, it's also a way to avoid interaction with potentially scary people that might be waiting with you. You can always feign total concentration.

So...lately I've been wanting to knit in other public places. On several occasions I've been tempted to take a project to the local pub. When I mentioned it last weekend the response was "Who takes knitting to a sports bar??" So...I didn't. Although I DID discover that it is not a good idea for me to try and knit while riding in the car...ugh.

Maybe I'll get brave enough to ignore the strange looks I would get in a bar. I did read an interesting observation from someone that knits in bars though. A knitter's bar tab is less since your drink isn't always in hand...

In other news. Remember when we did the A,B,C-along? Steph came up with a new and brilliant idea. We'll be Color Blogging. Once a week we will post about a pre-determined color. Anyone else want to join in? Stay tuned for my first post either today or tomorrow...

So. Since this has been a photo-free post so far...and we wouldn't want that...I'll leave you with a few photos from my last trip to Oregon. Can't believe I haven't posted these yet.



This was taken on the way out. You know, when I was little, I used to look for the Care Bears when I was on the plane... Don't these clouds look they would be so fun to bounce on?






Have I mentioned I love lens flares?






I was there to visit my family. Kind of a semi-family reunion. Sorry Ben. Since YOU made the goofy face, YOU get to represent the family here. *good thing you don't ever see this...






One of the things we did as a family was visit the "Lava Caves". *please say this in a menacing, dangeresque type voice...it's much more exciting that way. See where the sign says "Bring a jacket and a flashlight?". Yeah. I forgot both. It's very cold and very dark down there.






These tubes were made from old lava flows that hardened on the outside while lava was still flowing under the surface. This one was a little over a mile long and had a nice sandy bottom. It was a little disconcerting to watch the light completely fade.






You know I had to try and get at least one shot in the dark. We carried good old fashioned lanterns to guide our feet.






The lovely Oregon Coast. One of my favorite places on the planet.






There is always plenty of wild life. Those are sea lions. But you're smart. I'll bet you knew that. But WAIT...







...what is THAT?? Awww. It's a whale! All those years living near the Oregon Coast and THIS was the first whale I have ever seen. So COOL!






Ok. I'll stop.

I swear.

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

I have no problem with KIP, however, you'll have to be prepared to answer the question, "What the FUCK are you doing?" a lot, and your project has the potential to have beer spilled all over it.

Oh, and your brother is going to *KILL* you if he ever sees this. Heh. :)

Kristi said...

Maybe you could call it PDK? "Public Displays of Knitting"? You exhibitionist, you. :)

Kristen said...

Oh my gosh. I can't believe you saw a whale. That's so freaking cool. It's odd that I consider the Oregon coast one of my favorite places too.