Frog in knots

Knitting, knots and frogging.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Come on England!

ENG-ER-LUND, ENG-ER-LUND, ENG-ER-LUND, ENG-ER-LUND, NAH, NAH.
WE'RE GONNA SCORE ONE MORE THAN YOU.


ENGLAND!

Best of Luck lads. I'm sure you'll do us proud.

I know it's World Wide Knit in Public Day and I hope all of you involved in group activities or just going out knitting anyway have a fantastic time. As you can see I'm firmly planted in front of the TV ready for the footie.

My favourite KIP story ever...

Just after the war my grandad had a motorbike. So he could take the family out, he built a sidecar to go on it. My Nanna would sit in the sidecar (plus the three kids) and would knit everywhere they went. My Nanna is a huge factor in my knitting heritage - she rocked!

All hail Knitting Grannies everywhere!

Ooh, it's almost time for kick off...

It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming. Football's coming home.

18 Comments:

At 3:34 pm, Blogger KnitPastis said...

Have a great time knitting in public today! You really look like you are ready for this!

 
At 6:43 pm, Blogger dreamcatcher said...

Hehe, love your England themed chairs! And they won their first match too - have to admit I only saw the first 5 mins but that was when the goal happened :-D Looked awfully like it went off the opposing defender's head too, oops!

 
At 9:51 pm, Blogger Mary-Lou said...

My radio didn't really work too well in the shopping centre, but I was able to let them know we'd scored (didn't find out till much later that it was a paraguayan own goal - still it was off a Beckham free kick). When I finally got back to my local pub following WWKIP day, I heard it was a pretty boring match, but the Sweden / Trinidad match looked good ...

 
At 2:19 am, Blogger Cerridwen said...

Last time I was in England, it was in the summer, and England kicked Germany's ass, winning the World Cup. It was awsome. Not a big soccer fan, but you can't help but get excited when the whole town parties in the street! Here's to another England win!!!

 
At 11:29 am, Anonymous Egeria said...

Your story about your grandma knitting in the side car is just great!

Good luck in the world cup! Since neither Canada nor Ireland are in I'm not really cheering for anyone. Well, I'm kinda cheering for Togo since I picked them in a draw at work!

 
At 1:10 pm, Blogger Jerry said...

I'm still not brave enough to knit in public. Love that your gran knit in the sidecar...that's too cool! LOL!

That lavender shrug is beautiful! And you're right, ribbing all the way up would drive me crackers! Great job, my friend!

 
At 3:40 pm, Blogger acrylik said...

*bows low to your KIP nanna*

 
At 11:26 pm, Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

A true fan! What a great story about your Gran too :).

 
At 7:56 am, Anonymous Dipsy said...

GO TEAM ENGLAND! I'm a huge fan of theirs and have all my fingers (and toes) crossed for them!
I looove that story of your Granny, I can imagine her so well sitting in that side car and knitting up a storm - fantastic!

 
At 8:05 am, Blogger KnitYoga said...

Not a football fan myself but your enthusiasm could be catching! LOL Like Dipsy, I now have this picture in my mind of your nanna knitting in the sidecar while your grandad revs up the road leaving a cloud of dust trailing behind them. I love it and what a great nanna! :-)

 
At 11:46 am, Blogger nanatoo said...

*whispers* I don't like football - but come on Engerland anyway :)

 
At 4:39 pm, Blogger Zonda said...

Lovely story about your Gran!

Enjoy the World Cup...looks like you already are! :)

 
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At 4:47 pm, Blogger Melissa said...

Have a great time! You look very team-supportive!

 
At 11:59 pm, Blogger Areli said...

I love that picture of your nanny knitting in the sidecar! So funny :-D

 
At 1:02 pm, Blogger Batty said...

Yeah! You're all decked out and ready to go!

My dad calls me with the latest scores because we don't get to see anything on our no-cable TV in the US. And then there's the trusty old Internet.

I like the knitting Nanna story! She does sound like a very cool lady.

 
At 4:24 pm, Blogger Stickbloggen said...

Tonight is Swden-England and I have just put the beer in the cooler and soon will hubbie, alias fotball-lover come home, or do you say soccer?

I will go somewhere else during the game as I'm no fan *lol*

Go Sweden and go England for a good game!

 

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