Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Knitting in Public: Wal-Mart

Normally, knitting at Wal-Mart would be a really weird place to knit. But this past weekend (I may have already mentioned this), I had to take my car into their automotive department to get her battery replaced. They were busy so I had about a two hour wait for it to get done. I decided to use the time to work on my Jaywalkers.

I started in the little Subway cafe where I tried one of their breakfast sandwiches. I did the egg and cheese (provolone) on flatbread and lemonade to drink. It was really good and fairly cheap. The atmosphere was pretty quiet too, at least at first, before the rest of the city started pouring in. I had my iPod with me, so I listened to a couple old episodes from the KnitPicks Podcast.

I eventually wandered back to the waiting room in automotive. Not sure if that can be considered knitting in public since I was the only one there for the most part. Well, me and a giant bug that showed up and icked me out a little bit. Right before I left, some other people showed up, but for the most part I got to chill in silence while my car was finished.

Wal-Mart isn't my first choice of a knitting in public venue, but this is a good example of how great having a project can be when it comes to having to wait for some of life's little wrenches.


  1. I love this! Now in waiting rooms I just get to keep a 3 year old occupied. Maybe I should teach her to knit! :)

  2. Do it! I bet it would totally mellow her and keep her occupied! :)