Thursday, 21 November 2013

Beware - noisy knitters!

I don't know about you but my perception of knitters is that they are generally quite well-mannered, easy-going type of people.

They do things like knit scarves for clocks in cold countries,


or decorate communal spaces with knitted flowers


Yarn bombing 2 Oxford

So when I read in the local news about "noisy knitters being evicted from a local library" I was a bit surprised to say the least. Not only were the knitters being accused of being noisy, they were also told that their knitting needles were considered "dangerous" to boot :)

Clearly these needle wielders were not your common or garden knitters though, as they were described as a group set up to " knit replica anatomical parts for trainee midwives" I have to confess my mind boggled at that one, and boggled even more to read that they have to date knitted 1,500 pairs of breasts and are currently knitting replica wombs! Way beyond my fledgling knitting skills that is for sure :)

Fortunately the tale has a happy ending as they found a new home, and are currently clacking away with their dangerous needles entirely unhindered by stuffed shirt officialdom :)


My daughter-in-law tells me that this is the beginnings of a lace scarf, but I think I will keep out of her way until it is finished just in case :)

Linking up to


Really Random

18 comments:

  1. funny. are you sure she said scarf, lol.

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  2. Blimey, knitted boobs and wombs - wonders will never cease :)

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  3. You've had me giggling this morning and made me remember attending birthing classes at the hospital 26 years ago when they pushed a doll's head out through a knitted womb, I'd totally forgotten that till now!!! :D

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  4. oh my goodness - that is beyond my imagination - the knitting boobs bit - not them getting evicted from the library though!

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  5. Someone once complained about my quilt class being too noisy! I think we were laughing too loudly!!

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  6. Sounds crazy and pretty neat at the same time:)

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  7. My aunt is knitting boobs for my cousin's breastfeeding councillor course!

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  8. Great blog post, made me grin - can't quite imagine knitted wombs - seen some great hats knitted to look like breasts for breast feeding babes:) Glad they found a new home:)

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    1. Thanks Vicky, have to say I can't imagine them either :)

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  9. A very fitting post for your link up to Really Random Thursday ... I really don't think anything could be any more random than this, I think you're quite right to stay away from the supposed lacy scarf ... you never know! haha love this post had me falling off my chair,

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    1. Thanks Linda, hope you didn't do too much damage falling off that chair! Congratulations on the safe arrival of your grandson too :)

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  10. what ever next I ask myself, we will be stopped from having stitching groups next because needles might prick someone!!

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  11. Oh you can tell my mother's mood by the noise of her needles! She gets quite vicious during the 6 Nations... Mind you, she's more into kilt hose than wombs!

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  12. LOL!!!!!!! I'll be sure to vet any knitting groups before I join.

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  13. Great randomness! My good friend teaches science and knit a 3D heart to show all the valves and also a replica dissected frog. Amazing skills...

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