Thursday, July 19, 2007

Knitting and Punk Together Forever

Knitting makes me more punk rock because it allows me to express myself in ways not allowed by society. I'm a receptionist with a conservative boss... means a real mohawk (or even multicolored hair) is a no-no. Luckily, in comes knitting to save the day!
Okay, so it's really for my friend, but hey, knitting also allows me to let my friends express themselves too. :o)
Another fine example of allowing my friend's true nature shine thru. A lot of the punk rock nature is about letting your own real personality show thru, and not caring what other people think. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work in the world. Hey, I want to be an optometrist. To that end, I work at an optometrist's office, and my boss is older and very conservative. My friend is an eternal geek, but girls don't always dig the geek. So, I knit him a geeky scarf that disguises itself as a regular red and black striped scarf at a different angle. Do handwarmers need an explanation? Functional, yet appropriately cool.

In the end, knitting and punk rock really do go together, and always will.


sunneshine said...

Oh, I love looking at the cool things that people have knit!! You and O'Kitten are really making me itch to do an illusion scarf! Thanks!

Obsidian Kitten said...

such fantastic stuff! i adore the illusion scarf...and the handwarmers are awesome!

Obsidian Kitten said...

p.s. 4 free illusion scarf pattern links here:

plus a robot one in the righthand sidebar.

yes, sunne, you should totally make one!

Turtle said...

I love it! Nice projects by the way. I know what you mean about public vs iner self. I own my own business but still have a clientelle that are very "vanilla conservative". I truly love them as they are good people but i would starve if i did not conform in outward appearance. Lol, they get to know me soon enough but by then they know I am a good person!