Gromit Knits

So, with the upcoming release of Curse of the Were-Rabbit, I was thinking about Wallace and Gromit.  And because I am an immense geek, it occurred to me to check; my Google-fu was strong enough to find me a number of appropriate images.

Gromit knits with the yarn in his right hand; this is known as “English”, which is only proper.  I happen to knit Continental, which holds the yarn in the left hand.

The Brits, of course, have to name and/or do everything differently.  Don’t believe me?  I can think of three examples from textile crafts that I personally do alone: English vs Continental knitting, the names of the basic stitches in bobbin lace, and the names of the crochet stitches (well, OK, I crochet only by courtesy, in that I know how to make, say, a double crochet–which I would call a treble crochet if I were British–but I don’t actually ever do so).

Did I mention Gromit is a dog?  That just makes it awesomer.


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