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January 1, 2008 6:27 PM   Subscribe

The Last Knit. Yes, it's a one link YouTube post -- but it's a one link YouTube post about knitting, and that makes all the difference.
posted by jacquilynne (29 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
You knitwit.
posted by wendell at 6:30 PM on January 1, 2008


Jacquilynne knits at meetups!
posted by SassHat at 6:36 PM on January 1, 2008 [2 favorites]


I have been known to do that, for sure.
posted by jacquilynne at 6:43 PM on January 1, 2008


I would totally knit at a meetup. Maybe we should have a meetup of MeFites who are in the Ravelry MetaStitcher group -- then we'd all be able to knit there without feeling self-conscious.
posted by GrammarMoses at 6:52 PM on January 1, 2008


Changing the nose doesn't fool me—that cartoon is clearly about my girlfriend.
posted by interrobang at 6:58 PM on January 1, 2008


And do you know who was at the other end of the scarf?

That's right!
posted by maudlin at 7:12 PM on January 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


That was quite a Yarn.
posted by brickman at 7:15 PM on January 1, 2008


Why didn't she use her foot to hold the scarf in place?
posted by delmoi at 7:22 PM on January 1, 2008


delmoi, spoken like a true programmer.
posted by mattoxic at 7:32 PM on January 1, 2008


We could have a meetup at TNNA next week, for those of you who are within driving distance of LA. I'll be there!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 7:40 PM on January 1, 2008


How do you define "driving distance"?
posted by maudlin at 7:48 PM on January 1, 2008


Knit Knit Knit
posted by tehloki at 8:43 PM on January 1, 2008


Sadly, I'm on the opposite side of the country from TNNA and Stitches West. On the other hand, Jess and Casey will be at both of those events. I say you work them into any MeFiKnit pictures.
posted by booksherpa at 8:46 PM on January 1, 2008


Was this pearl about a purl done with perl?

Seriously, that was great.
posted by Zinger at 9:11 PM on January 1, 2008


Was this pearl about a purl done with perl?

OK. You die now.
posted by sourwookie at 9:46 PM on January 1, 2008


Hey. Wait just a minute there. You can't animate with perl, can you?
posted by sourwookie at 9:46 PM on January 1, 2008


Enjoyed that, thanks. I'm in awe of people who can knit. I've tried and just can't. A friend knitted me wrist wamers for Christmas, nice and practical.

When living with Tibetans in India I noticed the old folks wore these large, hand made felt belts around their tummy. They said it warmed their kidneys and kept their whole body warm. I've made my own as a street vendor so I can sell in the bitter cold, out of neoprene but think they'd be great knitted. The Japanese wear them and call them haramaki.

Some other fun obsessive knitting. My total favorite, thomasina's Guide to Geeky Knitting. Knitted nautilus, "nauties". Student knits her own Ferrari . Knitted coral reef. Baby's First DNA Model. Incredible miniature knitting.
posted by nickyskye at 10:02 PM on January 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


thanks for the purl of wisdom.
posted by Rumple at 11:36 PM on January 1, 2008


I'm knitting a sweater for my pot-bellied-pig... yep, purl before swine.
posted by wendell at 12:04 AM on January 2, 2008


purloins your tenderloin
posted by Rumple at 12:16 AM on January 2, 2008


i have to show my wife this but she'll probably critique the lady's technique.
posted by kleptolovestory at 1:29 AM on January 2, 2008


She's a knit-picker, eh?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:23 AM on January 2, 2008


I don't get it. Why did she sit there? Why didn't she anchor it? What was that about the scissors at the end?
posted by DU at 5:01 AM on January 2, 2008


Rumple, a male programmer friend of mine was the one to come up with Knitty.com's "little purls of wisdom" tagline ages ago. Or, as he said on his site: "I used to get more hits from a website devoted to knitting than all other links combined. Not really sure what that says about me."

Maudlin -- you'd be better off coming down here to Cleveland! a mere 5 hrs instead of 5 days!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 6:31 AM on January 2, 2008


Yay! This post warms the cockles of my heart (like a haramaki, maybe?). Great little movie, jacquilynne--it makes me laugh, but I can relate to the "just one more row!"-ness of it. And I'd never seen the Kiwi animation before--thank you maudlin.

Nickyskye, I had never heard of haramaki before a couple of weeks ago, but just before Christmas I stumbled across instructions for sewing your own. I agree though that a knitted one would be a great idea. Hmm...

*starts pondering pattern possibilities*
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:37 PM on January 2, 2008


Upon searching, I see that someone else has already come up with a pattern for a cabled haramaki.

*casts on*
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:40 PM on January 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I knitted two hats and a scarf this christmas, which my gf got to show off on her ravelry page...

My mother used to do demonstrations at my elementary school about the whole process of making yarn, from raw wool, to carding, to spinning, to dyeing, to spindling.

The video captures the obsessiveness of knitting quit aptly, though i was half expecting her to just keep going whilst unraveling her dress...
posted by schyler523 at 12:49 PM on January 2, 2008


I shouted out the Mefi Ravelry group at the last SF meetup. Hello again!
posted by padraigin at 3:24 PM on January 2, 2008


Yay, knitting on MetaFilter!
posted by pril at 10:03 PM on January 2, 2008


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