For the look of Relax in a worsted weight yarn, take a look at Worsted Boxy.

Rated G (for Gynecology)

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Dear Ann,
Despite the challenges of Kilt Distraction, the contest brought out a strong effort from readers. Every body part has been tingled, spanked, kicked, tickled, busted, shaken and quaked in an effort to describe….a knitting magazine. The English language is so rich–so arsetastic, if you will– that it is a joy, even for those of us who speak the watered-down colonial version.
One contestant got it, or came so close that the judges gave it to her. The answer is that the magazine was described to my poor, linguistically deprived American ears as “knickers wettingly”. (Which I thought was the equivalent of “pants peeingly”, which is also funny.) Sorry. That’s how they talk over in Blighty. They just put it right out there. I will never stop laughing at British people talking. I am very certain that we are not one-tenth as entertaining to them, as they are to us.
I will notify SUSAN H, who has no URL, that she is the lucky winner of a year’s subscription to The Knitter. (You will have to scan the entries for hers if you want to know exactly what she said. A couple of other entries focused on the same, um, physiology, but didn’t get either of the 2 words; Susan got one of them and the meaning, so she wins. The judges are very arbitrary.) Susan, I hope you have fun explaining to people how you managed to win this one.
Happy weekend everyone,
Kay
PS The photo up top is another sneak peak from Issue 1 of The Knitter. Thanks, everyone at The Knitter!

43 Comments

43 Comments

  1. How does a person go about getting a subscription to this new magazine? Have you got the info?

  2. My losing streak continues!! I should have said “prize losingly.”
    :)

  3. Or “defeat winningly?”
    Can one win a defeat??

  4. Well Blimey!!!

  5. congrats to Susan H!
    Have to say, this magazine looks like a prime opportunity for yarn investment.
    wallet emptyingly wonderful, you might say ;)

  6. Oh the Brits laugh at the americans ALL the time, trust me!

  7. Beautiful pillow. Knickers-wettingly beautiful? I never would have thought of that!

  8. All I could think of was Bloody and it didn’t fit the profile. I MUST have that magazine if for nothing else, but for the men in kilts!

  9. All I could think of was Bloody and it didn’t fit the profile. I MUST have that magazine if for nothing else, but for the men in kilts!

  10. All I could think of was Bloody and it didn’t fit the profile. I MUST have that magazine if for nothing else, but for the men in kilts!

  11. NIckers wettingly indeed! My knickers are getting in a bunch. The local Borders doesn’t have it, neither does the closest Barnes and Noble, and extensive googling led me exactly nowhere in terms of finding a site for the publisher where one might be able to order the thing. Actually I found the site for the publisher, but it doesn’t list this magazine. HELP!

  12. “I will never stop laughing at British people talking.” And I will never get over my astonishment that we are speaking the SAME LANGUAGE. Every time I’ve been through Heathrow, I am completely discombobulated by the sounds coming from people’s mouths, words that are familiar yet virtually unintelligible if I can’t see their lips moving. Is anybody but me curious about how the British and American pronunciations have gotten so far apart in just a few hundred years?

  13. Wow. I found Susan’s entry, and I can see why you didn’t repeat it on the front page! ew!! :)
    I am glad you’ve shown us the new zine. It looks amazing. I would also like a subscription (dare I say I’ll let my Other Subscription lapse? I will. The Knitter looks much more my style.)

  14. After a little digging around, I finally found The Knitter subscriptions online (from the publisher’s site): http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/store/displaystore.asp?sid=554&custid=09@01@200975891@662846491

  15. Oh, I think they find us most amusing, though likely more for our bumbling provincialism than for our knickers-wetting wit.

  16. Wow. That just raises the magazine to pretty good to, umm, gotta get it now?
    Or as Charlotte would put it, that’s Some Magazine.

  17. You aren’t the only Americans to laugh at us English, I have friends who often snigger when I’m talking very seriously to them!! however I think we get our own back so I’m sure we’re squits (it means we’re even!!)

  18. I would also like to know how to get a subscription to The Knitter. Are you guys in the know? Thanks!

  19. ohhhhhh luv this pillow!
    LiBBy

  20. I went to Borders yesterday and found nothing…but I did find 3 books I wanted…Finding this magazine is going to get expensive.

  21. Ok, this may be just the teensiest bit nit-picky, but excessive knickers-wetting would require a trip to the urologist, not the gynecologist. I thouhgt you were referring to the Silk Garden Calorimetry. : )

  22. I like knitting, but I can’t quite imagine a knickers-wetting knitting magazine!

  23. I believe they mean “knickers wetting” in the sense of what would happen if you were very aroused, which is gynecological, not if you needed to wee.

  24. I’m with Darcie–my local Barnes and Noble does not have the magazine, nor is there any hint of it in their computer–NOT a “knickers wettingly” state of affairs, I must say. Garn!
    Well, happy weekend; cheeri-o!
    LoveDiane

  25. lol, lucky girl susan, congrats!! have a great weekend!!

  26. lol, lucky girl susan, congrats!! have a great weekend!!

  27. I am so excited- and a little embarrased!Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  28. When I saw the headline and the picture I thought you were talking about the stitch pattern…ehm, do I have to explain that?

  29. Well, isn’t this a nasty state of affairs? Knickers aside, we seem to be a rather randy bunch of needlers! I used to send my husband links to the funniest posts, but am now a little blushed….lol. Congrats, Susan, change your knickers and get to reading!

  30. I found the magazine online and it is going to be a little over the top for me to subscribe directly from the publisher. As I recall, somewhere in the neighborhood of $130 some for a 13 month subscription. My local Borders doesn’t have it yet and because they are such a big chain, the people who work there don’t have access to magazine info. This happened last year when the Interweave knitting issue of Piecework was due out. Eventually they got it. So I am just going to be patient and hope the same happens again. The clerk did tell me that all of there mags come FedEx which got behind in deliveries due to a combination of Christmas and bad weather. I am hoping that because they are getting there mags in bulk, that it may actually be a bit cheaper to buy from the newsstand rather than shipping from the UK.

  31. great win susan
    a little rowdy wont hurt us
    yes the sub is pricey but the
    patterns that kay has shown
    do look interesting
    perhaps borders or some one
    will sell a single issue online

  32. This question is way off topic.
    I’m baking the “dilly bread” and need some clarification. When the recipe says “beat well”
    do you mean with a mixer? or just a spoon? I’m wondering whether it’s necessary to beat it with a mixer to break up the cottage cheese lumps? The bread dough is now rising so it’s too late for
    this loaf, but it occurred to me that maybe those
    white lumps shouldn’t be visible.
    Please let me know promptly as I want to make
    another loaf for the neighbour who cleared my
    driveway of all the snow that came down last night. Thanks a bunch.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario

  33. This question is way off topic.
    I’m baking the “dilly bread” and need some clarification. When the recipe says “beat well”
    do you mean with a mixer? or just a spoon? I’m wondering whether it’s necessary to beat it with a mixer to break up the cottage cheese lumps? The bread dough is now rising so it’s too late for
    this loaf, but it occurred to me that maybe those
    white lumps shouldn’t be visible.
    Please let me know promptly as I want to make
    another loaf for the neighbour who cleared my
    driveway of all the snow that came down last night. Thanks a bunch.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario

  34. This question is way off the current topic.
    I’m baking the “dilly bread” and need some clarification. When the recipe says “beat well”
    do you mean with a mixer? or just a spoon? I’m wondering whether it’s necessary to beat it with a mixer to break up the cottage cheese lumps? The bread dough is now rising so it’s too late for
    this loaf, but it occurred to me that maybe those
    white lumps shouldn’t be visible.
    Please let me know promptly as I want to make
    another loaf for the neighbour who cleared my
    driveway of all the snow that came down last night. Thanks a bunch.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario

  35. This question is way off the current topic.
    I’m baking the “dilly bread” and need some clarification. When the recipe says “beat well”
    do you mean with a mixer? or just a spoon? I’m wondering whether it’s necessary to beat it with a mixer to break up the cottage cheese lumps? The bread dough is now rising so it’s too late for
    this loaf, but it occurred to me that maybe those
    white lumps shouldn’t be visible.
    Please let me know promptly as I want to make
    another loaf for the neighbour who cleared my
    driveway of all the snow that came down last night. Thanks a bunch.
    Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario

  36. Knickers wettingly! That is just awesome. I think I will need to add that into my vocabulary:)

  37. So do you have to produce evidence of an *r&a%m in order to subscribe? That’s a bit much, what?
    Saki is my bedtime reading right now. Writing like this is why we should still be under British rule: “[H]is socks compelled one’s attention without losing one’s respect; and his attitude in repose had just that suggestion of Whistler’s mother, so becoming in the really young.”

  38. This is not on the current subject – how do I get a instructions for the Baby Genuis Burpcloth? Thank you.

  39. Someone else may have already posted this, but I just located:
    http://www.theknitter.co.uk/

  40. It’s Delurking Day! So I’m delurking to say thanks for the laughs and the inspiration.

  41. I got the magazine today. I wasn’t going to, not when all I knew about it was that it cost £5.99. However, after your post, I decided to dive in.
    I can’t say I’d definitely get every issue but boy, is it a breath of fresh air. Of the six or so magazines we have here in the UK on knitting, five are really beginner sorts. The Knitter is definitely one for the more experienced knitter, and that’s very welcome.
    The next issue is going to have colour as the theme, Fair Isle etc.

  42. Kay – Any idea how to subscribe online? Bay Area Borders and B&Ns seem not to have it, nor have any idea if they’ll be getting it. I’m willing to take a flyer and subscribe to the first year, but can’t even find how to do that online. If you have any links or tips, I’d be grateful. Thanks,
    Pam R, SF (a4A volunteer)

  43. OK, Kay…this is driving me crazy. I tried Simply Knitting’s site – I can’t find anything about The Knitter. I called every B&N within 50 miles of my house. None of them have it. One actually suggested that I try eBay (which I did – no luck). He did say they should have the next issue soon – but I want the first one with that gorgeous pillow in it! Any more ideas?