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There is a great, new yarn club coming out with Indie Untangled with the theme of where people knit. I have thought about this alot in the past before, and wrote an article about it - my first foray into writing about knitting as you will (Parts 1, 2, and 3 here).
I have almost always knitted in public ever since I started knitting - as most of you know, I learned to knit in Japan, which is a place that is very short on private space, especially when you want to hang out with your friends. I did have brunches at my shoebox of a studio apartment in Kyoto, but it took a little bit of maneuvering and it was still quite cramped.
I recently started knitting in public at work, which was a pretty big accomplishment for me. Knitting is not frowned upon at work, but rather when I first started to try it, I was subject to a bit of teasing. People just don't get it, truly! I'd rather knit on my sock than play Candy Crush on my phone.
That being said, there is something to knitting outdoors where its peaceful. When I heard about this blog hop and yarn club, it reminded me of one time when I did document myself knitting in public - I was visiting a friend at Kyoto Sangyo University, which is in the northeast of Kyoto.
I got there early and was wandering around, when I came across a traditional Japanese garden in the middle of the campus. It was peaceful and I had time to kill, so the knitting came out (I was working on my 2x2 reindeer yarn fingering weight rib scarf on size 4 needles).
So much has changed since then!
Where do you knit now? These days, I knit in my parents' living room, but I am looking forward to when I knit while looking out over the Rocky Mountains.