Kipping


Apparently that's the term for knitting in public.

The New York Times covered the online knitting community. I wasn't aware of the Yahoo knitlist group; I may have to go check it out.

(The NYT article also mentions the yarn Fizz, which I have used, but I much prefer Splash, a totally knock-your-socks-off novelty yarn. Incorporate Splash into a scarf and you've got a friend for life.)

Comments (10)
  1. (6) says:

    Kipping my be appropriate, ‘cos in England (I don’t know about America) it’s a slang term for sleeping :)

  2. In South Africa it also means sleeping, then again so does dosing (not sure microsoft would like the connotations with that)

  3. John says:

    Yep, in Australia, kipping means sleeping.

    I’m gonna go for kips!

  4. Daniel says:

    What amazes me most is that there are people out there with such wide-spread interests that they do delicate high-complexity software development /and/ something as time consuming as knitting. What about the preconception of narrow-minded computer nerds? It is proven untrue once again.

  5. Mark says:

    Actually in South Africa you can be dosing and dossing :)

  6. Keith Moore [exmsft] says:

    Daniel: Most of the good software engineers I know (including Raymond :) have other interests that are unrelated to software — photography, music, gardening, flying, knitting, car racing, mountain climbing, cooking, whatever.

    My mother was a hospital nurse for >40 years. She knows many surgeons who relax by knitting, crocheting, and doing needle point.

  7. QZIE says:

    I’ve been knitting for 50 years. I teach knitting and design one of a kind hand knit pieces. Kipping is a new term for me.

  8. I recently rejoined the knitlist after being unsubscribed since 1996. It’s fairly high-traffic, but there is good discussion on lots of knitting-related topics. I’ve been tempted to make a moibus scarf by current postings.

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