Beauty tips for ministers has a thread where ministers are talking about all the funky things people do in church (drink coffee, clip their nails, etc.)
A few people have talked about people who knit in church, how the sound of the needles can be a bit distracting.
Were I a minister, I think I could forgive that if only my congregant would knit me a pair of these:
My fiancee knits in church. She wouldn't at a Soulful Sundown, but even I get restless sitting in a standard service unless the sermon is REALLY inspiring.
Does that mean that it would be ok to crochet in church or meetings, because a crochet hook doesn't click like knitting needles?
I would like to think that our Puritan ancestors might conclude that this displays a laudible industry. Waste not. Idle hands are the devil's tools.
If a minister's to the point where the "tick" of needles is considered rude and shocking behavior, perhaps they need to get a grip. Heavens, a mother might also do something like nurse a child. Or someone might whip out a notepad and scribble notes for... something, later. Perhaps a sermon, or an article. Or a book.
aww come on.. it wasn't mean spirited. I just meant that if someone is three rows behind me and I hear clickty-click for an hour it can be distracting.
But like I said, it has only happened once and she didn't even realize it at the time.
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