I’ll get to the Friday Funnies in a moment, but I have some great news from far away in Japan. I know i said this blog was going to be about knitting and not my personal life, and for the most part I have tried to do that, but I have to make an exception today. In order to do that, I have to give you a bit of a family lesson. My mother had my older brother and I in one marriage, then divorced and remarried, where she had two more sons (lucky gal – no girls to have to worry about). My father, also remarried and had three more children wit his new wife – 2 boys and a girl. The second of those two boys, Wayne, went off to teach English in Japan some years ago, found love, and married a Japanese lady by the name of Eiko. As it turns out, they are now parents to a beautiful little baby girl named Kanon. I have been expecting her arrival for a little while now, but was very thankful of modern technology when I opened my Facebook page and not only got the news, but saw pictures of everybody this morning. I mean think about how long I would have had to wait if we didn’t have the Internet. yes, phone calls are great and letters even better, but it’s waaaaay cool to see pictures wen Kanon is less than 2 days old!
Well, you may or may not know this but I have never been a big fan of knitting baby clothes. Sorry, I just wasn’t. I’m not saying people shouldn’t, I just preferred to knit adult sized stuff. Well, needless to say, that’s kind of changed now. Yes, I know,I know. so I guess one of my projects for the 52 in 52 will be something for my niece Kanon. I’m not saying its going to be clothes, just something I knit. I’ll keep you posted and maybe do a post on the project as it goes along. I’ll try and get it done in the next 2 weeks – after I decide what it is, that is! here’s a picture of all 3 of them together – Wayne, Kanon, and Eiko. All are doing well …
Okay, so on with the funnies. Well, I kind of outdid myself last week and should have learned about pacing myself. I mean, there’s not that many jokes about knitting out there, so I’m going to expand the FF to include other relevant material. Remember when I did that post on knitting references on television and in the movies? I even used one of those references as a clue to an answer in my Crossword contest after that too (yes, that’s as big a hint as i can possibly give).Well, ironically I have picked up on four references to knitting while watching TV this week. I’ll try and remember them and put them down sometime in the future. Anyway, a friend of mine directed me to a link of this video clip that shows very well known actor knitting. From what I can see, he is actually knitting as well. The synopsis of the movie is that Joe Adams steals the identity of a dead gangster in order to avoid the draft. His plans are to use a war relief charity to get his gambling operation running, but he runs into a snag when he falls in love and has a change of heart. here’s the scene with the actor knitting. Do you know who it is? Actually, some of you might get a laugh from this clip as well – I did. Not only from the knitting, but the techniques used to put the film together, including the silences in the film.