My question for this Crochet Talk segment is this: have you ever crocheted in public? What has your experience been like? For me, I haven’t seen too many people crochet in public. They’re either on their phones or reading a magazine. Have I ever crocheted in public? Read below to find out!
Yes, I have crocheted in public. It’s usually if I’m waiting for an appointment at the doctor’s office or dentist’s office. When I’m at the dentist’s office, the hygienists are really excited to see what I’m working on and always comment on how talented I am. Everywhere else though people either don’t notice or don’t comment, which is fine. I’m not asking for approval to crochet in public nor am I fishing for compliments. I HATE going to the doctor, so crocheting is a way to distract myself and help me relax before my appointment. Plus, there can sometimes be long waits and instead of just looking up stuff on my phone, I might as well be productive!
I have also crocheted a little at work. Sometimes I crochet while I’m on break, but I’m usually alone. I started up a beginner crochet class at work, so I’m surrounded by people walking past the class. A few people, including kids, are interested in what we are doing and usually stop for a second to check it out. I enjoy interacting with other crochet enthusiasts and seeing them get excited after completing their first crochet project.
Another place I have crocheted in public is at craft fairs. When there are some down times, I usually pick up my hook and current project and continue working on it. The people that walk past my booth comment on the pretty colors, tell me I’m talented, or ask what I’m working on. Again, I’m not looking for compliments, but it’s nice to hear some positive comments from others. I try not to crochet in a way that makes it look like I’m busy or ignoring them, as I want to be personable and answer any questions they have. If they see I’m busy, they are bound to walk away and move on from my table, thinking they are bothering me, which they totally are not! I welcome anyone that is interested in my items.
Have you ever crocheted in public? Be sure to comment and tell me your experiences with crocheting (or knitting) in public. I’d love to hear from you
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