Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The meeting of the Hobbies

Has anyone else seen this clip? It's great--in which an avid typewriter collector plays a trick on an avid knitter. Really, I might have to see Larry Crowne, just for the connection.

I don't think you could get a better clip for this blog, except, of course, that the prank doesn't actually involve typewriters. Perhaps we shall have to come up with a variation on this theme?

I also found this fabulous little video on one of the steampunk blogs I follow. It's a ad, but it all about a steampunk knitting book that will be coming out shortly. It looks really interesting and I can't wait to get my hands on it!


  1. Between you and Ryan Adney (Magic Margin), I'm feeling inspired to to take up a new hobby; both of my Remington Noiseless typers need covers. Knitted typewriter cozies, anyone?

    I've got a paper to write about gender roles, and these two videos make me wonder... If the yarn isn't pink, and the project isn't frilly, what's wrong with a guy knitting? There was a turkey-hunting trip, last year, when I would have really liked having a woolly afghan to wrap up in.

  2. I have the horrible urge to knit a tromp loi cover for my Royal, embroidering the keys and all the little details. I have it under control at the moment, but I don't know how long that will last.

    And male knitters are awesome. You should look up the Panopticon blog or Brooklyn Tweed (both run by male knitters). There are many others out there as well.