Friday, September 08, 2006

Public service anouncement

Attention please. We interupt the feverish baby knitting session to bring important news. At some point in the week, a little furry woodland creature was spotted behaving in an unusual and worrying way. The creature, known to some as "Badger", was seen entering a yarn shop on Wednesday. Outside the shop, she looked around furtively, pulling a cap down over her eyes, as if she didn't wish to be recognised. Upon entering the shop she sat down and removed an unusual implement from her bag. This reporter was confused, as instead of producing the normal pointy sticks, she pulled out a solo stick from her bag. A stick with a hook on the end. Having brought the stick out, she than began using it in conjunction with yarn, muttering strange words to herself, such as "double" and "chain". She remained doing this activity for nearly 2 hours, and then left, looking mightily pleased with herself.

It was presumed that she would return to her sett and pick up the bear suit to resume knitting. Instead, she continued waving the solo hook stick thing around, and at one stage was even heard to declare this activity to be "fun" and "dead good". We have been able to take one picture of her strange yarn/hook combination, although it is our understanding that it has since grown substantially.

If seen, Badger should be treated with caution, as she is clearly unhinged. We can only hope that the knitting is returned to soon.

Thankyou for your cooperation.


Blogger Helen said...

Badger made a bra! Some tassels would finish that off nicely ;)

8:09 pm  
Blogger Auntie Noo said...

LOL at Helen - that's witty!!!

Lookin' good girl, very clever Badger. I can crochet but can never remember which stitch is which!!!! (an age thing maybe!!)

(ps Did see your Matt but only briefly as he seemed very busy - and will try to take "in progress" piccies of the zip when I get there to either show how. . . or how not to. . .

9:23 pm  
Blogger DianeM said...

;-) there's never time for everything. I love the colour of your bra! (ps Helen's comment brought on a coughing fit - it's a dangerous business reading blogs)

4:05 am  
Anonymous angie cox said...

That is one smart Badger ....the kind you could trust if you were lost in the woods to make you feel at home .

9:21 am  
Blogger acrylik said...

Marvellous - another crocheter hooked in ;)

2:23 pm  
Anonymous Super Monker said...

That won't half chafe your nips.

8:59 pm  
Blogger Rain said...

Lol, crochet isn't a dirty word.

It looks lovely so far.

8:39 am  
Anonymous Silvia said...

OMG!! The knitting Badger is turning into a 'Hooker'!!! Run for your lives or you'll be forced into double/chained or heavens forbid trebbled hooked garments. Parents hide your children..Men hide your wifes incase the badger trys to ensnare them into ( using furtive wisper) crochet!!!!!!!!!!!!

1:56 pm  
Blogger Lothlorian said...

IMPRESSED! nuff said ;)

5:07 pm  
Blogger nanatoo said...

Oh you .... I'm not getting my first lesson until the end of the month. You're going great guns, that's the real thing alright. And you never know when a peephole bra will be called for do you? ;o)

7:25 am  
Blogger Mick said...

like the crochet flowers, they're looking pretty cool. wish my crochet were better. all those babies to knit for, great fun, cos it's so quick.

10:25 am  
Blogger Catknit said...

Nice fleurs Badger lady, I have the odd crochet moment but then I have lots of other odd moments too!

10:59 am  
Anonymous knittedladybird said...

Looking good badger!!!
keep it up...crochet grows v quick!

11:11 am  
Blogger Seahorse said...

I'm impressed too! Tis very pretty.

12:37 pm  
Anonymous Kai said...

oohh... Naughty Badger Lady! Lurking and Hooking... tch tch

using a stick with a hooky thing at the wnd indeed!! :)

Fantastic bazoombas coverer thingy!! :D

Looks like you're making fab progress with the crocheting... me is v.impressed indeedy!

2:53 pm  
Blogger Frankie said...

Nice work - but are you hooked?

3:37 pm  
Blogger KnitYoga said...

Impressive - your crochet and the lovely yarn, too!

3:56 pm  
Anonymous Lyonheart said...

Wow, making things with just one stick? You are a clever little badger. :-)

9:37 pm  
Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

Psssssst Hey Badger, don't spread it around but I use a hook too - purely for medicinal reasons of course!

3:29 pm  
Blogger Kendra said...

One stick good; two sticks better!

8:09 pm  
Blogger Piglottie said...

LOL! You've gone over to the dark side (but ssshhh, I keep having a dabble myself). Love it!

9:54 pm  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

ANOTHER string to the Badger bow! Well done for acquiring a new skill so quickly! I can just about manage a chain and a treble ... and then it takes on a life of its own!!

9:29 pm  
Blogger shunklies said...

Hi, I found your blog via a knitting forum (i'm trying to register but it's being a pain!) I don't know if you'll get to read this, but if you do it would be great if you could contact me jebay (at) I was Googling trying to find a wooden Swift/Skein Winder. I then came across the knitting forum, I then noticed you were in Sheffield (me too!) then with your blog being Does a Badger Knit in the woods, I had to leave a message! Sorry if this all sounds a bit nuts, but I'm a Badger you see (no,seriously, it's my surname!)

It would be great to hear from you if you are still making the swifts,

From a fellow badgery sheffield knitter.

joanne Badger

1:58 pm  

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