I went to hear The Panopticon – AKA Franklin Habit – speak at IKnit last night. He read from his book and was very, very funny. Such excellent deadpan humour.
Sadly I had no opportunity to ask my burning question of what happened to The Panopticon’s knitting student, Willibald. I’ve always wondered whether there is a man in Chicago clad entirely in grey purled garter stitch garments, and whether he’s having fun yet.
I was sorry to see that the evening was a missed sales opportunity for Franklin H as there were hardly any spare copies of the book available. Never mind. I did get to talk to someone who was taught to knit by an elderly woman in Italy who believed circular needles were a form of garotte, and to someone whose brains I could pick about simultaneously knitting two socks on one circular needle. A cure for my Second Sock Syndrome, perhaps?