(…or, if you prefer, ‘Purling with Pozidrives‘ 🙂 )
At last, the long-awaited sequel to Knitting with spanners, which I wrote back in November 2013.
As you might expect, the basics of knitting are not too hard to grasp. (If I can do it, so can you.)
However, most blokes might be put off having a go at knitting because they think it’s not very…erm…macho. But if you are a bloke who has secret leanings towards knitting, here’s how you can try it without fear of embarrassment.
First, get a big tough-looking toolbox, preferably black (but any colour will do as long as it’s not pastel). Then select two screwdrivers. I used one Pozidrive and one Phillips. They were approximately eight or nine centimetres long (not including the hand grips). No special reason except that having a screwdriver long enough so that your yarn doesn’t fall off, is just good common sense.
Then, sinply start knitting. You’ll find tutorials everywhere, although maybe not at B & Q 🙂
You’ll get better the more you practise.
And if you get really good…
…you might like to knit your own hi-vis jacket! (As worn by all blokes in bloke-y jobs eg bricklaying, motorway construction, digger driving etc.)
Oh, and if you’re not sure what sitch I have used in the picture gallery, it’s…
…Screwdriver Stockinette 🙂