Grandma....

bobinthebul's picture

Just for a larf. :)

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Sara Katsan's picture

Xa Xa Xa .....

MMario's picture

Go Gramma!

*grin* can't you just see people on Ravelry dissecting the bank video footage? Argueing over the stitches, and yarn used?

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bobinthebul's picture

Actually they were arguing about the way Grandma was holding her needles. :) I thought it was just a cartoon by someone who didn't actually know anything about needles. Another person said no, it's an older style still used in England where the working needle is held like a pencil. In the end, we'll probably never know. I can deal with it. ;)

None of the knitters I know in England hold their needles like that. It looks most awkward.

Sara Katsan's picture

it might be true, false, or an artistic convention.

just the other night i saw a short animation from 1951 "georgie and the dragon" where all the mother did was knit ( and FAST ), holding the needles like this.

As an aside to knitting in the movies - i remembered seeing the older woman in "Willie Wonka and and the Chocolate Factory" ( 1971) knitting stockings in bed.
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1203811072/tt0067992