My 20 year high school reunion was last weekend.
I did not go--for any number reasons; like Little Diva started school the Monday after, it was out of state, I disliked most of the people in my graduating class, and it was high school, who cares?
My friend(whom I've known since 7th grade) went with her family. I said, "If you see anyone from band, say 'hi' for me." She did and happened to mention something about me knitting. The person she was talking to was incredulous--"Kim knits?!?!? Kim. . . who listened to Depeche Mode?" I believe was the general sentiment. As if I'm one step away from the old folks home or something?
I just find it amusing that people react that way. I find it even more amusing because compared to what a little conformist I was in high school knitting would seem like an even MORE unlikely hobby for me now. And musically, he'd probably have a stroke if he knew how I've "branched out" musically.
Here's my musical time line from like 5th grade until now:
Shawn Cassidy/the Osmonds(5th grade or younger remember), Barry Manilow/Bee Gees(again, pre-middle school), Duran Duran(middle school through high school), Depeche Mode(high school through the present), Sting/the Police/Rush, the Cure(again still listening), Nine Inch Nails(college through present), and currently anything loud and "ragey".
Maybe because I know so many knitters and the varied backgrounds we all have, it wouldn't strike me as odd that anyone was a knitter. So, does anyone else have people who think it's nuts that you knit? (and I don't mean people who live with you and/or have seen your stash or general knitting craziness--I mean people who you knew before you knit or before you went over the edge from casual knitter to KNITTER)