What reaction do you get when people you don't know see you knit?

yochencho's picture
1% (1 vote)
19% (15 votes)
16% (13 votes)
32% (26 votes)
Want something made for them
32% (26 votes)
Total votes: 81


MasonM's picture

None of the above. I knit in truckstops all over the country and the vast majority of the reactions I get are quite positive.


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kiwiknitter's picture

I'm afraid no one notices! I hate being ignored!

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I guess I really don't care lol! There are a gamut of reactions, always positive, some questioning if I know what I am doing, but as before, I really don't care. It is always educational lol!

Asplund's picture

I hardly ever knit in public - it might look as if I was desperate for attention! That's how silly I am.


DutchJan's picture

DJ I think I could make a fortune to make socks for all people who asked me after seeing me knitting my own socks to make a pair for them. But anyway my collegues are used to see me knitting during the lunchbreak


I knit in public for many years. It used to be that I would attract a lot of attention, usually negative by men and positive by women. I have noticed that this has really changed in the last few years. I rarely have anyone comment these days.

michaelpthompson's picture

I'm with Mason. I didn't vote because none of those applies to me, except the last, but only to a small extent. Mostly, they either ignore me completely or express interest, as in "What are you making?"

I have had people once in a while ask me if I sold what I make. I usually reply that nobody would pay me what my time is worth to make these things for sale. I've made an article or two for someone who asked, if I had the time and they really seemed interested.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."