Aw, Crap.

Today I was selected to sit on a jury. Whoopee.

And for some bizarre reason, they don’t allow knitting needles in the courthouse. I am in hell.

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  1. Matt Says:

    Just tell them my old standby lines:
    Civil case:
    1) My Father was an Insurance Company Executive
    2) My mother is a doctor
    Criminal Case:
    “If the policearrested him, he must have been doing something wrong”

    That’s usually enough to get you kicked off any Jury.

  2. pippy Says:

    Well they can’t be too careful, what with all the rampant knitting needle attacks everywhere.

  3. Stacey Says:

    Damn…could you bring a scarf project knit with pencils?

  4. Suzy Says:

    How about some chopsticks?

  5. spoonix Says:

    Now, you see…. this is *precisely* why I refuse to register to vote.

    And Matt, they don’t always interview the potential jurors. :( The one time I got sucked into jury duty, the attorneys just picked us on sight. Done deal in about 30 seconds. Next thing I know, I’m stuck downtown for 4 days to hear a frivolous lawsuit. For $6 a day.

    Which is why I proscribe either temporary Tourette’s, or just locking eyes on the defense attorney the minute he walks in and staring at him as if he’d just spit on your mama.

    Do not, I repeat NOT, attempt that last trick with the either the prosecutor or the actual defendant.

  6. cari Says:

    Psst. Bloglines ain’t updatin’ ya, sweets. Heads up.

  7. Stacey Says:

    I am working on the aran sweater from 2 stiks and sting book, the one that seems to have been your first sweater!!! I have a question about the pattern–specifically, sleaves. After the proscribed decreases (every 4th row for 20 rows–I decreased 1 stitch on alternating sides), should I just continue until the sleave is long enough? are there any other pattern ommissions you could warn me about? Loving the pattern, by the way, and am leaving in all obvious mistakes–on the theory that the gods are offended by perfection. Any response/support welcome–I realize you completed this project over a year ago. . . .

  8. marnie Says:

    The thing that’s always worked for me is coming in with multiple small children in strollers. People usually want to rent them as you’re on your way out the door. It even worked for Jeff this one freaky time when he and I both got called in for jury duty on the same day – the jury guru person said she didn’t want to see either of us again for three years.;-)

  9. Cynthia Says:

    Sorry about that jury duty thing! I had to go through it myself a few months ago – 6 hours of total boredom as part of a jury panel and then they settled before we even went through jury selection.

    To Stacey – I’ve made this same sweater – I had to extend the sleeves a full pattern repeat past where the pattern said…….

  10. Sarah Says:

    Just wanted to tell you that I like the new digs.

  11. Chaeriste Says:

    In Chicago, I brought short bamboo needles through the metal detectors and they never said boo. I knit only in the jury room, not in the courtroom. Good luck!

  12. Meg Says:

    You could bring graph paper & design cables or chart colorwork. How about designing sweaters or hats – inspired by your surroundings? :->