Be sure to tune in on Friday when Hill Country Weavers makes a VERY BIG announcement. In the meanwhile, I'm taking a little survey. I was reading the Sunday NYT and came across the etiquette advice column. A reader asked if it is rude for folks to knit during meetings. The columnist says yes it is. You can see the article here (scroll to the bottom).
I couldn't resist-- I emailed the guy and said I beg to differ, that knitting is very grounding and that when I'm not knitting in a meeting all I'm thinking is, "Meetings are so stupid." I also suggested that perhaps he'd never been on the receiving end of a handknit item, and offered to make him a hat. He wrote back to say that actually he himself is a knitter and he still thinks it's not kosher to knit during meetings.
Since I had that exchange, I find myself still bringing my knitting to meetings but feeling weird about actually working on it. Maybe I was defending the right to knit just because I was trying to justify what might actually be rude behavior? I hope not and I really don't want to give up this practice-- and given a choice I'd rather give up meetings. So I'm taking a little survey here-- do you knit during meetings? Does it seem to bother other people? Do you care?