Yes, as of today I am officially that weird person that everyone avoids on the bus. I’ll be bussing around in slippers and talking to myself before long.
Today involved 2 bus trips, a total of about 2 hours, and there was no way I was going to let that valuable knitting time go to waste. Some important lessons learned:
1) Lose your shame
That girl sitting opposite me who spent the whole journey staring at me like my knitting was a personal affront? She got absolutely nothing done on that bus trip, and I got a few rows closer to making my own sweater. Yes it was embarrassing at first, but a successful Bus-Knitting Weirdo must learn to forget about that and concentrate on their knitting pride instead.Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack
2) Take something small and non-fiddly
On a quiet bus with a seat all to yourself your elbows are free to flail in all directions, but if your bus is busy you (and more importantly the person sitting next to you) will be supremely grateful that you’re working on a sock/sleeve/whatever keeps your arms within the confines of your half of the seat.
You also (presumably, anyway) don’t want to suffer the indignity of small DPNs or other knitting paraphernalia ending up on the floor and rolling around the bus annoying everyone, so I’d recommend something on a single circular needle that doesn’t require 2700 stitch markers for the least chance of causing an incident.
3) Look antisocial, or be prepared to talk
Like one of those awesome old-style “choose your own adventure” books, this can go whichever way you want. I tend towards the antisocial method, wearing slightly too much black eyeliner and displaying iPod earbuds prominently, but to be honest this is just because someone talking at me would distract me too much; I’m not a good enough knitter to multitask without incident. Once my skills improve, everyone willing to listen will hear all about my latest knitting experiments!
4) Remember your stop!
I’ve avoided this particular mistake so far, but it’s only a matter of time. Getting too engrossed in something on the bus will often end in frantic last-minute bell pushing or a lonely walk back from the next bus stop (in my case that next bus stop is 20mins drive away . . . eek!) and you just know how easy it would be to get that into whatever you’re knitting.
So, after all that, what was I actually knitting on the bus? Behold the latest progress on my cheap acrylic chunky version of $5 in Paris. Yeah it’ll be ugly, but I’ll treasure it always and make another one out of something comfier, so that’s ok.