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Not Right
There's an art installation in a lobby in Canary Wharf - it's advertised all over the windows - called "knit one purl one". It's three very long knitted ropes in primary colors, each of them in its own glass box, along with pictures of the ropes wandering around the building. All fine, I suppose, if a little to modern-art for me (in that "I guess this could be meaningful, but I don't quite get it" way). But there was this commentary about people chanting "knit one purl one" to themselves as they knit (I don't actually think anyone has to chant that for very long)... but the ropes aren't in K1P1 ribbing! They're in stockinette! I find this grievously wrong.
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jadia From: jadia Date: February 12th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would totally bug me too.
astra_nomer From: astra_nomer Date: February 12th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe they meant, knit 1 (row), purl 1 (row)? Except you'd be even less likely chanting that to yourself. So I'd have to agree with you: it's Just Wrong.

How hard could it have been to do ribbing instead of stockinette, anyway?
mjperson From: mjperson Date: February 12th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should look around for a plaque saying who sponsored it or something, and then send them your comments. They'll just keep funding this stuff unless people speak up.
twe From: twe Date: February 12th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
remcat From: remcat Date: February 12th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thoroughly unacceptable!!
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