Yay! Editrix extraordinaire Amy sent out our pages to be proofed today, which means that the spring issue of Knitty is on its way!
Tonight I chatted with a friend about my article in the new Knitty (on handspinning and the first spin-knit project I did this summer). He said “If somebody knitted me something, I’d know it was true love”. Regretfully, I informed him about the infamous Sweater Curse, whereupon he got himself into a little trouble. He’ll remain nameless here so as not to suffer your collective wrath. First, his take on why knitting a sweater for a guy isn’t a good idea:
Other than you, most girls who knit aren’t cool. When I think knitting, I think of librarians. There are exceptions, but the stereotype of a knitter is not kind.
Does he stop there? No. He has to dig the hole a little deeper…
I wonder if there are sexy photos of knitters? There’s gotta be. I’m going to scour the internet.
I sent him over to the Wearing Wool calendar site. Ha!
Unstoppable, that one. He ends up finding some 1950s naked knitter photography. (Go up a directory level, there are even more nude needlesmiths, alarmingly enough).
This brings a whole new dimension of meaning to the “Women Who Knit: Turn Your Spare Hours Into Money!” retro ad in the left sidebar at Dangerous Chunky…