Just for a larf. :)
*grin* can't you just see people on Ravelry dissecting the bank video footage? Argueing over the stitches, and yarn used?
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. ;)
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.
None of the knitters I know in England hold their needles like that. It looks most awkward.
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