hand knitting

Knitting Perfectionists Anonymous

Image Details: The T-shirt, by pladys, via Flickr CAVEAT: Not my T-Shirt/assets! Ok, so it doesn’t quite have the same ring as Alcoholics Anonymous, but I think there are other people out there (yes, you, I’m talking to you, don’t look at the floor feeling a bit uncomfortable, you know who you are) who are…

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Have knitting, will travel: At the airport….

Image Details: ‘knit-plane’ by docpop, via Flickr In view of our impending relocation to SA, I have been doing a little research into knitting on planes. There seems to be a plethora of beliefs when it comes to this pastime, and nobody can seem to agree on the answer, as a quick search on the…

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Banksy it ain’t!

Image Details: ‘Knitta-Please-Bike’ by dandeluca, via Flickr. Banksy does grafitti. He’s done a reasonably good job of making a career out of it too, over the past 20 years or thereabouts. Banksy’s stencils feature striking and humorous images, occasionally combined with slogans. The message is usually anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment. Subjects often include rats, apes,…

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Mobile me…

Image Details: “{11} The view from the cot”, by scribbletaylor, via Flickr Now you may be as surprised as me to discover that it is really hard to find anything on Google to tell me the origin of the baby mobile. I can buy swathes of horrid plastic mobiles in varying price ranges from seemingly…

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Count me in!

Image Details: ‘counter on a zipper’ by pinprick, via Flickr The knitting row counter is a device for keeping tally of how many rows have been completed when hand knitting. It can also be used to track the number of increases and decreases made during a pattern. The first on-needle knitting row counters were seen…

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