Grandma....

bobinthebul's picture

Just for a larf. :)

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MMario's picture

Go Gramma! *grin* can't you

Go Gramma!

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

bobinthebul's picture

Actually they were arguing

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. ;)

Sara Katsan's picture

it might be true, false, or

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

None of the knitters I know

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

Sara Katsan's picture

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