Saturday, March 10, 2007

Knitting? Most peculiar indeed...

From this week's Mirror (Artsweek section, p. 48):

"Yarning for a brew: Whether or not this is specifically a Montreal thing is hard to say, but a new mini-trend has seeped its way into bars in this town, and, most peculiarly, indie rock shows: knitting. While a wholesome and productive pastime in other milieus, sitting in a corner with needles and a spool during a rock 'n' roll concert is right up there with standing in the front row text-messaging emoticons to your friends down the street. Unless you're knitting a beer, that is. Okay that doesn't fit either, but the point is, you can knit beer bottles -- out of yarn, of course. The pattern can be found at http://cidermoon.com/cm0115_KYOB.html."

I'll forgive the use of "spool" because through this link to a knitted beer bottle, I found a very nice free sock pattern (check it out) and spent an enjoyable couple of minutes drooling over some really pretty colourways (I want this yarn, please).

14 comments:

Chris said...

Fabulous linkage - thank you!

miss ewe said...

Congratulations to Montreal for the knitting as culture!

Lufah said...

Hi, this is Jacki from Cider Moon - Gina at http://www.knittwotogether.typepad.com/ gave us a heads up about this post, and all I can say is we were a little surprised to see our knitted beer pop up in a Montreal paper! That's one of the odder things to happen to us in a while. :) Anyway, thanks for blogging about it, because we would have never known otherwise. It made our day. :)

Nicole said...

What a lovely shop they have! I think one of their patterns might be the solution to my fat scarf woes.

Also, can I just say that knitting is NOTHING like text messaging. I can talk and listen while I knit. And what does text messaging get you? I will tell you what it doesn't get you . . . a knitted beer!

Lola and Ava said...

Right now, I'm having a love affair with Cider Moon! I bought some June Carter & I just want to sit & look at it. No pattern will do it justice.

-Lola

meg said...

Holey smokes, I want *that* yarn, too! (Drooling)

Jessica said...

I was knitting at karaoke a few weeks ago and got several comments from people who thought I "must be bored" because I had my needles out. Like it would be more polite to get drunk and talk to my friends while other people are singing instead.

Leigh said...
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Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

That yarn is BEAUTIFUL!

Thinks too much said...

So Ali, I wonder if it was you they witnessed knitting to rock. And I love the knitting at karaoke idea. I find it irritating when people laugh and talk at excessive volume when others are singing.

I don't even knit, and I want some of that yarn. I could put out baskets of it on the coffee table for friends to cuddle.

Elinor said...

Interesting. It's funny that the Mirror is just now identifying the KIP trend. It's like, so 2001... ;-)

Michelle said...

dude, that yarn is gorgeous. Thanks for the link.

La Cabeza Grande said...

I'm a Cider Moon fan! You can't go wrong with their yarn.

Steph said...

Hey - I knit at indie rock shows here in Halifax all the time. I know I'm paying more attention than the guys doing the text messaging.