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Carlo Volpi

Knit Blog

9th June 2014, London

May The Knitting Be With You

As far as I know, Gladys Thompson’s Patterns for Jerseys, Guernseys and Arans was the first book that published a thorough research into traditional knitting from the British Isles.

I remember reading how the author ventured through various villages across the Kingdom, finding women knitting incessantly in their homes, sometimes even in the dark.

© Random_Canadian

How they could perform such a task is still a mystery to me: I consider myself to be a good hand knitter but there is no way I could knit an Aran pattern in the dark.

It’s a shame the Internet didn’t exist in those days, and it’s also a shame Star Wars hadn’t come out yet, otherwise those poor ladies could have done with this invention.

I was browsing through instructables.com the other day and this tutorial really put a big smile on my face. I’m not a big Star Wars fan, but I could definitely do with a pair of light sabre needles for those long winter nights with lots of work and no light…there’s only one problem…I’m terrible at DIY…any volunteers to make me a pair of needles?

I could knit you a scarf with them! If you want to follow Random_Canadian’s tutorial on instructables.com and make me (or yourself) a couple of knitting sabres, you can follow this link.

May the knitting be with you!

www.instructables.com/id/Light-saber-knitting-needles

 

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