Bit of ribbing

Snippets from last night’s Stitch N Bitch at the National Theatre.

On seeing a group of knitters in the Long Bar..

Man: “Are you a mother’s circle?”
SNB: “No, we are knitting circle”.
Man: rather perplexed. “Are you a mother’s group?”

Seemed like he was expecting an affirmative regardless what the answer was. In which case, I for one would like to apologise for our inability as knitters (regardless of gender) to simultaneously fall pregnant while holding knitting needles because everyone knows that anyone who knits in public in large groups must surely be making baby booties for their bun in the oven.

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5 Comments on “Bit of ribbing”

  1. October 23, 2008 at 3:58 am #

    Ha! That’s funny. Maybe he was hoping for confirmation that it wasn’t a mothers group, so that he could pick up. ;P

  2. October 24, 2008 at 10:59 am #

    Hilarious if that’s true. If that’s the case, one wonders how he will do it under the watchful eyes of three dozen bemused knitters?

  3. epany
    October 26, 2008 at 4:27 am #

    I’m sorry didn’t you realise you either have to be pregnant or from the inner west to knit in Public?

  4. October 26, 2008 at 5:39 pm #

    Scene: On the bus to work one morning…

    Random bloke: “what are you knitting”

    Me: “a baby blanket”

    RB: “Congratulations!”

    Me: “it’s for a friend…”

    RB: “oh, um, sorry…”

    Random bloke tries to disappear into his newspaper…

  5. October 27, 2008 at 12:04 am #

    epany – and wear black, lots of black for some reason.

    Jenny – that made me giggle, I can imagine him trying to avoid eye contact for the rest of the trip. Bet you he’s glad he didn’t bring a book.

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