Rude to knit or crochet in public? Opinions?
We’ve all likely seen it, and a number of us have likely done it – more than once even. For some it is as natural as breathing. When you are sitting still and have a moment, you pull out your needlework and get in a few stitches as time permits….
Do you find it rude? Do you know anyone who finds it rude or who has asked for your full attention when speaking to you while you are knitting or crocheting?
Are there places where you would consider knitting or crocheting rude? What do you think about knitting at your desk on your break at work? Waiting for appointments? Can you knit and carry on a conversation at the same time?
I’m really interested in your feedback on this subject, because I had actually never given it any thought until I read this article.
Special thanks to Kate Kershner from How Stuff Works.com for this article and this thought provoking question.
To view the full article about whether or not it is rude to knit or crochet in public, please click here.
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It is not rude at all to crochet in public, If you are crocheting or knitting at a wedding or at a party that you are hosting 😀 then it is a different matter altogether. But no, not at all rude in general.
Not at all rude. I agree there are some places it might not be appropriate, like in church or out at a fancy restaurant, or waiting for a job interview, but most places are fair game to me. I carry projects with me all the time.
It’s rude for people to try to talk to you when you’re counting, but knitting or crocheting in public? Heck no!!! Go for it. Creative arts like these are dude magnets. They show you have grace and culture and can count past 20.
There is nothing wrong with it…I crochet whenever I can….it’s just like someone being on their lap top or their phone…at least I can carry on a conversation and crochet at the same time!!! 🙂
It is no ruder than the people on their phones the whole time you are trying to talk to them and the people walking in the store talking and do not look where they are walking. I talk to people all the time when I crochet. It is quite a conversation piece.
Why not? Others read or listen to their music via headphones, or play games on their phones. People that crochet or knit are quiet and minding their work.
If it is in a doctor’s waiting room or a driver’s license agency, it tends to strike up conversations with other waiters. I would say it is not rude except at the table in a restaurant or at a wedding 🙂
I can’t travel and not knit, I knit waiting for appointments, waiting for my meal f dining out walking around the mall, my husband is a photographer by hobby and IT boffin for work and sees nothing strange with my knitting.