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I had no idea that swimming lessons where a great place to knit.  My daughter is of the age that she does not need me in the water for the lesson.  I was tempted to read, but knitting allows me to keep an eye on my DD.  She is having a blast and was the only one in her class to paddle the length of the pool.  The first day, I was thinking that perhaps we would have a 2 week session, but now it looks like I may have several weeks of knitting time (1 hr a day/4 days/week). That I do not have to feel guilty about, since it would be risky to drag my laptop there to write.  This is a pretty exciting summer development.

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Comment by Julie Prerost on June 5, 2011 at 8:23am
I knit at the park as well. It is incredibly hot down here right now, so we have spent less time at the park.  On really dry days the static charge builds up on the plastic slides.  My daughter loves the trick of static electricity. If I am knitting wool or cotton, it will attract the yarn, so it looks like it is moving on its own.  She also loves to slide and slap hands so that she shocks me.  I am pretty sure that the other parents are still trying to figure out who these wierd geeky people are.  I am still trying to explain to her why it does not work so well on humid days which are more common here.  I love that my daughter wants to meet Bill Nye the science Guy.  She woke me up at 6 am on morning to tell me that her bike was magnetic and I had to come see.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 4, 2011 at 8:30pm
Two of my kids were on the swim team. I used to take knitting with me. It's a good way for parents to remain patient while the kids go back and forth, back and forth.
Comment by EmilyVictoria on June 4, 2011 at 12:37pm
I get my knitting time at the park everyday, my son (4) doesn't need my constant supervision anymore, so I can sit on the bench and knit while he stays in the gated play area, it's funny cause usually he's the one telling me, "mommy it's time to go home now, the sun's going down."!
Comment by cherylbwaters on June 2, 2011 at 11:01am
When my boys were little there were countless hours of lessons of all kinds. I wasn't knitting at the time, but to know all those hours that went to waste when I could have been knitting. *sigh*

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