While drunk at a football match…
Earlier this year, a fellow Morecambe FC supporter bet me I couldn’t knit a football scarf in the team colours.
Not being one to turn down a challenge, I sacrificed my remaining #manpoints and bought some knitting clobber.
I took a wild guess, and it turns out the needles I acquired are a decent size for a knitting novice like me, recognisable by simply “5mm” on the head of each needle.
They’re actually quite sharp too, would make a great weapon to
attack defend from an intruder, bear, cyclist etc.
After a consultation with an established knitting expert (my Granny) I went for four large balls of wool, two red and two white.
I had zero knowledge of purchasing wool to knit a football scarf, so I used the tried and tested “browsing the photos on eBay for something that looked like a ball of wool” method.
In my eyes, the colour of the red had to be red, proper red. So I was careful to inspect any potential balls carefully for a vibrant look about it.
Turns out, my balls were 100g of 100% Premium acrylic. This means nothing too me. However, it’s similar to cotton wool where as in if you try to chew it, it squeaks and will make you shudder worse than finger nails on a blackboard.
When you’re stood drinking hot tea on a cold Winters day, watching a football team playing questionable football – you can’t fault “the classic” red a white striped scarf…with little frilly bits at each end (do these have a name? Winkles? Frillies? answers on a post card)
Mine won’t have the silly badge on though.
I’d like to clarify, I had no idea how to knit at this point. However, YouTube provided ample videos of youghurt-weaving hipsters explaining how it’s done…
…and apparently the frilly bits are called “ruffles” in case you were wondering.