30 August 2010

Going public...

I did it!  Today I went public with my crochet... in the local library.  


I know... it's not really the place for a craft nerd to "go public", especially since the library is rather nerdy - but it was a start.

There were a few people mulling about, including an older man sitting nearby and a few librarians quietly stacking books onto shelves.  


There were also 4 wild children running about the place.  I wondered where their negligent parents were... probably doing something inattentive like crocheting or taking photographs of their wife crocheting...


*ahem*

Anyway, I had heaps of fun and I really do think I might do this again, but maybe without those wild kids.


Come and join us on Craft Nerds Going Public - we are making crafting cool again (was it ever cool to begin with?).

Nicole from Something for Me has added this awesome photo of her crocheting in the car - one of my favourite things to do!

And massive "wows" and "yays" to find Pip from Meet Me At Mikes put a little mention on her blog about the group!!  Thanks Pip!

26 comments:

  1. You really are 'coming out' aren't you!

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  2. Well Done! I crocheted at my nephew's swimming lesson on Friday - now I'm sorry I didn't take a photo :)

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  3. HAHA love this! And I love it how your kids didnt hide and pretend you werent their Mum... :-)

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  4. kattabrained9:06 pm

    haha this is awesome

    i will join u when i'm back in fungaray

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  5. Love this. Did you also borrow some books? Love the fact that your hubby is supporting you too. but I do agree the kids rather ruin the nerdy aspect of it. Haha Cherrie

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  6. Yay for you! After all that you went through, I'm glad that you've been able to come out of hiding. ;)

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  7. YUP!
    It's official
    you are such a nerd!!!
    And oh how I love it!!!!
    What a crack up you are!

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  8. ps....
    what do your parents think?

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  9. This is great. I love your photos.
    Craftnerds ~ lol

    Thanks for the visit and comment. I think I'll stay around here for a while and see what I can learn.
    Nice to meet you.
    Happy September

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  10. I also started a granny stripe inspired by attic24. Love your colors.

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  11. Hello, just found you via Karen's blog. Well done you for 'hooking' in public! and I totally agree that it relaxes you when all around is mad :-)

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  12. I just joined the flickr group. I hope to take some pictures soon!

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  13. Love these pics!! :)

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  14. You make crochet look like its the coolest thing ever :o)

    BTW that new library is awesome. I was so impressed with it when I was home visiting a while back. Wish it had been open while I was still living there!

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  15. I'm cracking up here! Your children are hilarious! Glad you are 'coming out' and enjoying yourself! Personally I am an absolute book lover so would have had to put down the needles (not that I know what to do with them anyway) and browse all those wonderful texts. I'd probably also approach a lady crocheting with four crazy children and say, 'You are amazing! How do you do that?!'. Well done and I shall look forward to seeing more interesting places where you 'do your stuff' :)

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  16. Well done. I have been involved in public knitting for a few years now and the first time that I did it I was so nervous - I am a regular at a local coffee shop here and love it.

    Hope tat you venture out again soon - maybe you should start little IRL group - what fun:)

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  17. Love it! You are inspirational. There is a crafty article in the latest Next mag- some knitters do knit-graffiti and did a 'flash mob' of knitters in the vege isle of a local supermarket to advertise a knit event. Sounds fun. Just picked up my crocket hook again, so will have to join in going public.

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  18. sniff sniff I smell nerd.....

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  19. Love it!

    When I lived in Chicago-suburbia I had a bad, bad habit. I knit at red lights & my kids would tell me when it was green... ;-)

    (No, I no longer live so dangerously. Got lots done back then, though...)

    ;-)

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  20. You are too funny!!
    Almost makes me wish I were a craft nerd!

    You should add a bloghop linky so we can easily visit all you nerds doing it in public!
    LOL

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  21. Love love love the pictures of your cheeky kids! Hillarious!

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  22. I love this post! you go girl!

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  23. As a 'nerdy librarian' I think this is fantastic...would love to see this in our library. xx

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  24. Hehe! I am already going public lol! I just haven't had anyone take pics...yet! Lovely to see everyone being proud of their hobbies x

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  25. I'm pretty darn sure I recognise that library - if you ever want a partner in crime, I'll come crochet with you!

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  26. Oh you would always be welcome to crochet in my library! :)

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