Wednesday, March 29, 2006

It's not the stick, it's the movement

Sorry Katy for stealing your subject line, but I couldn't resist when I heard Debbie say it a week ago!

Firstly, to settle some matters. I did not have sexual relations with that yarn" And any 12" references you may have heard froma certain someone were...well...probably not exaggerated. In the end, however, it seemed better to leave the 12" in than to rip it out, and no, I don't regret it.

Actually, I've been quite inspried by my knitwear designer friend and I'm elated that he's come back to the blogosphere! Jumping off from his most recent post, and in the spirit of the first week of what I endearingly call "Mating and Dating Season," I thought I woudl dip into the topic of sexual knitting myself.

Jon looked into the more tactile and sensory similarities between sex and knitting, but I think it's fair to say the two are similar in several other ways:

  • Sex involves moaning and wailing sometimes even screaming - so does knitting (come on, admit it - you've screamed with pleasure at finishing a project or figuring out how to do a complicated stitch!)

  • A large part of sex has to do with sensation and touch - have you fondled or stroked your favorite yarn lately?

  • Sex can be a very intimate affair - and while one is quite intimate with the yarn one is working with for any given project, a knitted gift can also be a symbol of intimacy

  • The after effects of both knitting and sex (if you're doing either of them correctly) is a calming relaxation after intensely moving one's muscles

  • I'm sure there are others I'm missing. Feel free to share in the comments if you have any that you're particularly fond of. ;)

    I think this might just be part one of a series of sexual knitting posts. I have actually been thinking about this idea for quite some time now.
    Non-sequitor pic of the bib progress:

    It's almost done, and now that I finally have a pair of airplane safe scissors that I got from a sewing kit I'll be able to finish it alll up.

    And finally fun quote from last night's SNB: No! I haven't shown him my stash! A girl's gotta keep some things private!


    MUD said...

    I told my guru once that the grainy videos on remind me of porn for some reason. Maybe it's the in and out motion of the needles...

    Katy said...

    I'm sorry I missed you and John talking about sex and knitting. That would have been a conversation to listen in on.

    john said...

    Well said, love.


    Rebecca said...

    All your FOs look great! Isn't so satisfying to have a bunch of prjects finish up like that?

    By the way, I'd love to know how to do those progress bars that you have on the left-hand side of your page. Is that hard?