Wield powerful deterrents and knit this delightful baby ensemble simultaneously. Find out how in this month’s Dr. Yarn!
Dr. Yarn is highly reliable and sent his monthly missive in several days ago. Kittens, unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how much you like kittens), displaced him for a few days. But there is no stopping Dr. Yarn. Here is his June installment.
This sincere question came from an alert reader in Walla-Walla, Washington.
Q. Why are some needles pointy on both ends?
A. The consequences of this question should have a little disclaimer, but here it goes anyway.
A lot of times you are at a particular key point in the garment you are knitting and a well meaning (but not true knitter) comes up and tries to engage you in some nonsensical or trivial discussion—definitely not on knitting—and you have to take drastic action. Just jab them in the
butt bum with the non-working pointy end of one or both needles. If you are using four needles, just give them the entire load of two needles in each cheek. I know it is drastic, but hey; we are talking about saving an important part of our American Heritage.
Thank you for this “Save America for Americans” question. Get the point?
Note: Fancy restaurants have taken note of this knitting defense technique, providing diners with multiple forks, some to with which to eat, some with which to defend one’s plate.