Wednesday, June 17, 2009



I say, ‘Knitting Rules’ and Knitters say….Right On!
But no kidding, Ya’ll, there are Knitting Rules. Who knew? Not Me , O’Maker of SuRules and Breaker of FewRules! Not on purpose, mind you…..well, OK…sometimes.

Being a #OneChild, ‘Obey ALL Rules’ was vital to the UpBringing of #’s Two, Three, Four and Five. Good Example and all that. So, naturally, I’ll be a Knitting Rule Follower.......well, OK…most of the time.

Must Do Rules

..have every Tool-N-Gadget known to WomanKind…Check.
..have Nest w/View of TV, w/footrest, side table & lamp…Check.
..have room around nest for bags and baskets…Check.
..have minimum of 4 UFO’s in Nest…upto 10 OK…Check.
..have YarnStash to die for….figuratively………Workin On It.
..have Knitted Bags for Projects ToGo…Check..Check..&.Check.

The Side Table

Real Rules
..count every stitch on every row…failure to do so leads to next rule
..learn to TINK…KNIT spelled and worked backwards…CanDoThat
..learn to FROG…that’s KNIT spelled RipItOut and StartOver…Check.
..know how to (knit,purl,knit) in the same stitch...Took awhile, but Check.
..learn to knit by a grid…one of these days…CheckBack.

SuShould Do Rules
..knit on Purple Wildfoote Sock…When The Mood Strikes
..finish BSJ started in April…………... Ditto
..start Sisters Triangle Shawl for Sept B-Day…Aug 31st
..get off the computer and go knit…When Pigs Fly!

The Bags N Baskets
The View

YEP! KNITTING RULES!! Even In The Car…..

A woman is knitting as she drives (which is totally unsafe, and I don't advocate it). Pretty soon, her speed has crept all the way up to 95 mph--and she passes a parked police car. The car gives chase. The Officer turns on his siren, but the woman, busy knitting, doesn't notice him. Finally, he pulls up alongside her car and yells, "Pull over! PULL OVER!"

She looks at him, looks at her knitting, and yells back....

"NO! It's a CARDIGAN!"

DO YOU HAVE A NEST? SHOW ME! Leave a comment with Link to Your Nest! We Will Nest-tog!


  1. Rules! who knew?!
    I don't have a nest yet... working on it
    I'll 'checkback' with you when I have one, lol.
    I can 'check' the Must Do Rules: #1, #4, #5, and #6. For rule #3 I have a room which will eventually have rule #1.

  2. YOU are so great! I love your upbeat funny writer's voice! THANK you for the Annies! I feel so special! Those are beautiful Anns! I love their faces (so unique!) and their clothes. I am going to dig out my patterns and make clothes and maybe a little sweater. Love what you say about knitting rules. I am a rule follower all the way and a lot of the Elizabeth Zimmerman stuff (knit on with confidence) boggles my mind because for some reason I'm scared! My little knitting messes are sort of contained at the moment, but I like reading about knitting more than actually knitting. I think it hurts my hands and I just won't admit it! You are so fun!

  3. Oh gosh -- I have nests all over the place! And speaking of knitting and driving, lately I've seen some great pics of ladies in Scotland carrying big baskets of peat on their backs as they walked down the road knitting at the same time - whew! I'll put some on my blog soon -- fascinates me.

  4. Glad you found my group on Ravelry Lesser Known Skeins.
    You will have a great time checking out all of the awesome fiber artist blogs.
    I will read and comment on your blog often.

  5. You are so funny! I really enjoy reading your blog. Will have to get pics of my "nest" one of these days.


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