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Atavistic
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  4:33:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit Atavistic's Homepage Send Atavistic a Private Message
Warning: This post includes the word "beach" in it. If that offends you, read another post. (:

Mr. Aerospace and I were at the dog park today, and I was knitting a tube sock for wear around the house.

Some woman who was about 15 feet away and practically YELLING on her cell phone said, "This girl be knitting something. I don't know what it is, but it looks like a hat for a beach. She's knitting a beach hat. [Laughing] A beach hat! [Laughing]"

I stared straight at her (she was facing me) and said, "It's a tube sock!" She turned around, turned around to face me again, and I said, "It's. A. Tube. Sock!"

She threw her hand over her mouth and said, "Oh my God! She can hear me! She can hear me!"

I nodded that yes, my goodness, I could hear her. If I could hear her 50 feet away while sitting on a rock, I could certainly hear her 15 feet away.

She kept screeching about how I could hear her and I finally said, "This isn't BIG ENOUGH to be a beach hat!"

The sock is already 15.5" long. She was so concerned over the fact that I could hear her that she didn't even get the joke.

I apologized to Mr. Aerospace, since there were lots of other people in the park, and he just shrugged and laughed.

Amanda

"Is that my Not-Mine Sweater? Whoever gets that Not-Mine Sweater is very lucky."

becka always
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  5:40:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit becka always's Homepage Send becka always a Private Message
Nice comeback ... I was thinking something like that should be said as I was reading your post...LOL...should have known you would come up with it ...LOL!!

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NaProus
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  6:06:06 PM  Show Profile Send NaProus a Private Message
If you want to knit something that resembles a beach hat even more, maybe you should consider a "banana guard" (see the topic below on apple cozies...).



What's a leper bandage? http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bandages.html
http://www.ghm.org/resources/hands-on/knittedbandage.html
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blwinteler
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  6:09:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
Or just make a willie warmer. There are a few patterns around for those.
Isn't it amazing how clueless people can be? I swear, some people shouldn't be allowed out in public because they just embarrass themselves.

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Brandy

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Valk_scot
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  7:36:12 PM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
I did in fact knit a willie-warmer once......

.....don`t ask! It WAS back in the eighties!

Val.

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blwinteler
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  10:09:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
Did it get used? I am sure plenty have been knit, but how many actually get used?

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Brandy

My finished projects

We are but 8 score young blondes and brunettes... all between 16 and 19-and-a-half... cut off in this castle with no one to protect us! Oh... it is a lonely life. Bathing... dressing... undressing... knitting exciting underwear ....(Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tale of Sir Galahad)
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knittingkeri
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  10:22:43 PM  Show Profile Send knittingkeri a Private Message
Do you still have the pattern. My fiancee would absolutely die if i put one in his x-mas gift to unwrap in front of the family

thanks, keri
quote:
Originally posted by Valk_scot

I did in fact knit a willie-warmer once......

.....don`t ask! It WAS back in the eighties!

Val.

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becka always
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  10:47:48 PM  Show Profile  Visit becka always's Homepage Send becka always a Private Message
Allow me to preface this with this note...I didn't have the pattern on hand (not that there's anything wrong with that...LOL) but I googled this for you, keri

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blwinteler
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Posted - 12/04/2005 :  10:54:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
I think you can find a few posted in a thread we had a while back that got out of hand. Yeah, those of you who participated know exactly which one I am talking about. Search "pole dancer" and you should be able to find it . . . and get a good laugh in the process.

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Brandy

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We are but 8 score young blondes and brunettes... all between 16 and 19-and-a-half... cut off in this castle with no one to protect us! Oh... it is a lonely life. Bathing... dressing... undressing... knitting exciting underwear ....(Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tale of Sir Galahad)
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fmarrs
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  04:44:49 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
Somewhere on the web there are pictures of men wearing them. Of course you can't really see them under their kilts.

fran

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truly violet
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  05:38:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
hahaha amanda..

vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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Valk_scot
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  06:52:49 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by fmarrs

Somewhere on the web there are pictures of men wearing them. Of course you can't really see them under their kilts.



I think you either wear the kilt OR the willie-warmer, but certainly not both together! But I`ll check back with my Hubby and let you know.

Val.

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Valk_scot
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  07:02:01 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by knittingkeri

Do you still have the pattern. My fiancee would absolutely die if i put one in his x-mas gift to unwrap in front of the family




Sorry, I don`t! But if I recall correctly it`s just like knitting a sock...you cast on the amount of stitches calculated from your yarn/needle gauge and final required roundways measurement X, then knit in whatever stitch pattern you choose. Ribbing of some sort is best though. Then once the tube reaches length measurement Y you cast off as if it was a small hat, finish the top off, darn in the ends and that`s all.

Ok, I`ll admit, there was a bit of a craze for knitting them in university and team colours for your significant (or not) other at that time. And you finished them off with a little pom-pom. With an embroidered face at the end. [:00]

(The winters can be pretty long and boring here in Scotland...and we didn`t have home internet back in the eighties, remember????)

Val.

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truly violet
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  08:01:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Valk_scot

I think you either wear the kilt OR the willie-warmer, but certainly not both together! But I`ll check back with my Hubby and let you know.

Val.

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ok I am thinking....if he is wearing a kilt.....he'd better be wearing the warmer.....
or things could freeze and drop off


vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
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mokey
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  08:52:45 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
I thought the willy warmer were sized for umm, hmm, moments of increased blood flow to the area? Can't see how it would stay on the rest of the time!

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Valk_scot
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  09:26:47 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by mokey

I thought the willy warmer were sized for umm, hmm, moments of increased blood flow to the area? Can't see how it would stay on the rest of the time!



Knitting-In elastic......

Val.

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Valk_scot
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  09:29:02 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by truly violet
ok I am thinking....if he is wearing a kilt.....he'd better be wearing the warmer.....
or things could freeze and drop off



The whole point is, Vi, that nothing is worn under a kilt at all. Certainly not a wille-warmer!

Val.

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truly violet
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  09:59:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
then they prefer the ah...hemmmmm...human touch to keep warm?

vi~just when you thought me a sweet old lady huh?

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mokey
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  10:06:15 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Ahh, now I get it Val - ribbed for her pleasure.

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KCShaw
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  10:19:51 AM  Show Profile Send KCShaw a Private Message
My guy is used to holding still to get measured for knitwear, but this would take him by suprise :)
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Valk_scot
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Posted - 12/05/2005 :  10:34:04 AM  Show Profile Send Valk_scot a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by truly violet

then they prefer the ah...hemmmmm...human touch to keep warm?



Vi, if you had eight yards of pure wool tartan pleated round your waist, you wouldn`t need anything to keep you warm. My Hubby says a kilt is a great deal warmer than trousers, even on a windy day.

Of course, if you`ve got cold hands and a friendly relationship with a man wearing a kilt, the opposite of your suggestion may apply...

Val.

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