Porch knitting

June 25, 2017

As the rain passed and the sky began to clear over the White Mountains, we spent a lovely hour or so of our anniversary weekend on the hotel’s big front porch.

About a dozen or so people sat in the white Adirondack chairs, in small groups or solo, chatting, reading, “phoning,” or just sitting.

As luck would have it, a fellow knitter appeared, swapping out her newspaper for circular needles on which was a cowl-in-progress, knit in a gorgeous variegated yarn of blues and speckles of green, black, yellow, and purple.

Of course, I had to strike up a conversation. It’s what knitters do. And like most knitters, Annie was more than happy to talk about her project, where she got the yarn (vacation to the Cotswalds in England last year), the other project she’s working on (a drapey cardigan by Brooklyn Tweed, the name of which escapes me and I’d get lost looking through their wonderful patterns), and her next project (Purl Soho’s Ombré Wrap).

Woman knitting on porch

I’m curious — when you see someone knitting, do you strike up a conversation?

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4 Responses to “Porch knitting”

  1. tinaor Says:

    How lovely – a fellow knitter! Yes, can’t stop myself approaching a fellow knitting and passing the time of the day with them! It’s like being in a worldwide club !

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  2. Cathie Says:

    Always.
    Me: I’m a knitter
    Knitter: what’s on your needles?
    Me: (pause)
    Knitter: top 4 is fine

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