What does knitting, stand up comedy, and charity have in common? Today’s celebration of World Wide Knit in Public day at Yuk-Yuk’s stand up comedy club to benefit The Canadian Liver Foundation. It was organized by Rachel, the owner of From Ewe to You yarn shop in Lower Sackville.
To tell you the truth, I only saw sixteen knitters openly behaving as such in the crowd. Incredibly, four of those were young guys.
Each knitter got an invitation to KNIT SOMETHING GOOD event (see, on the table?) but I will tell you about it later.
I finished this thing, and I will also tell you about it later. And I made a plain tube of the same size and shape just because I had needles in my hands. Strange experience.
Since I am not a stand up comedy critic, I can only say that I laughed a lot. Mark Little was there, you might have seen him in Just for Laughs and most recently in Mister D TV show that was filmed in Halifax. However, it was Brett Martin who really put knitting in the spotlight. I mean, literally. He borrowed a dishcloth in progress from one of two knitting guys in the front row and tried to make some sense out of it for a good part of his show. He ended up just wrapping the yarn around both needles and ‘ruined’ knitting cost him a beer. But it seemed that in the process he went through three stages every new knitter goes through:
So, how hard can it be, Brett, how hard can it be?