You know how sometimes, something is so "normal" to you that you don't ever wonder what it looks like to somebody ELSE?
About six people started to sit next to me on BART tonight, only to suddenly check their downward momentum and plunk down elsewhere.
And suddenly, I looked at my BRILLIANTLY SIMPLE cable-hook-readiness-aid and thought, "...oh..."
Yeah. It, uh, MIGHT...maybe...look like something...weapon-ish.
BUT COME ON!!! I'm knitting a yarn called "Comfy"!! And I am a JOLLY little thing, because I've been listening to Prairie Home Companion on my iPod...so I keep LAUGHING, and LAUGHING, and then I go into these nice little flurries of snickering, and...
(sent from my Treo)
I was in here last night chuckling madly at the latest two Lake W. updates and getting funny looks from my husband. He wouldn't be worried by the needles though.
I favor the seagull-shaped cable needles and tend to hold them in my mouth with the points sticking out like fangs. That used to go over like gangbusters on the subway.
Sounds like you've found a sure fire and (the important part) completely defensible way to make sure you always have a seat to yourself on the train. I think that you should wear it every day!
I had never thought of holding my cable needle in a hair tie at my wrist and instead always having sticking out of my mouth at odd angles probably scaring people off before even thinking about sitting next to me! Will try the hair tie approach the next time I'm cabling!
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