From my Great (Great Great Great . . .) Uncle Nate:

Nathan Haleism: I regret that I have but one life to knit for my country.


OK - I like a challenge - I'm going to try to think of some knitticisms for you...

Teresa C

This could be fun, and addictive, I'll be visiting often..

Dorothy: Just click your heels three times and say "There's nothing like knitting, there's nothing like knitting."

Or the Wicked Witch: I'll knit you my pretty, and your little dog too!

Teresa C

Paul Masson: We will knit no sweater before it's time.


McDonald's: I'm knittin' it!
Alka Seltzer: Purl, purl, knit, knit, oh, what a relief it is!
Nice n'Easy (?): I'm going to knit that man right out of my hair (This feeds right into the boyfriend knitting curse.)
Coca Cola: I'd like to teach the world to knit
George Bernard Shaw: Those who can, knit.


The esteemed Governor of California: I'll be knitting!


Yogi Berra: Knitting is 90% mental, the other half is physical
Clinton: I did not have knitting relations with that woman


Nike: Just Knit It

Don't move to Antartica!! It's way cold down there, lol! :) I have a question for you: I have a package ready and waiting to send but I won't be able to send it until next week (since I have to get paid and all...), so would you like to know who I am this week or when you receive the package? :) I only hope you'll like it...

Kathy in San Jose

Gee thanks -- now I'm going to be up all night thinking about this!

George Washington: I cannot tell a lie; I DID knit that cherry tree!
Lincoln: Fourscore and seven knits ago...
Santa: Ho-ho-ho, Merry Knitting!
Birthday: Happy knitting to you!

Siow Chin

Shakespeareism: Much ado about knitting


Great stuff!

Poe--Quoth the Raven, "Knit some more."


Saint Augustine: It's better to have knit and ripped, than to have never knit at all.

Kennedy: Ask not what your country can knit for you, ask what you can knit for your country.


Michael Jackson: Knit It!
Johnnie Cochran: If it doesn't fit, reknit.
Ali: Fly like a butterfly, knit like a be.

I'll move with you!!


Holy cow, this is funny. But geez, this is what I get for coming in late....a brain-block. I'll be thinking when I should be working.....


Hillary Clinton: Aides say she will not knit in 2004.
Nixon: I am not a knitter.
Julius Caesar?: Veni, Vidi, Knitty


Reagan : There you knit again!
Jimmy Carter: I must confess I have lusted after other knitting in my heart.

Teresa C

On election day: Knit early, knit often!

Teresa C

From Jerry Maguire: "Show me the knitting!"
From Dirty Dancing: "Nobody puts knitting in a corner!"
Used to be the Red Sox fans: "There's always next knit!"


Boy, Teresa C is on a roll!

Martin Luther Kingism: I knit a dream.
Pepsi-ism: Take the knitting challenge!
Patrick Henryism: Give me knitting or give me death.
Abe Lincolism: Four score and seven knits ago....

There, now my brain got oiled up!


AA: One knit at a time.
Yogi Barraisms: It ain't knitted 'til it's knitted.
It's deja-knit all over again.
If you come to a fork in the road, knit it.

Mae Westism: Is that knitting in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?


Shakespeareism: Good knit! Good knit! Parting is such sweet sorrow."
Churchhillism: "I like a man who grins when he knits."
and "The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools knit sometimes."
Wizard of Oz-ism: "Are you a good stitch or a bad stitch?"
Al Goreism: "I invented the Interknit"
de Beaauvoiism: "One is not born a knitter, one becomes one."


knitus non damus (We don't give a knit) Latin assistance from Joanne.

[from the back seat] "Are we knit yet?]

Dairy Association: Got Knit?

Ouiser: "I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad knit for 40 years!"

Clairee: "The only difference between us and the animal kingdom is our ability to knit."


Dolly Partonism: It takes a lot of knitting to look this trashy!

Another Jerry Maguireism: You had me at knitting. You had me at knitting.

Romeo and Julietism: Oh knitting! Oh knitting! Wherefore art thou, my knitting?

I couldn't resist - I've been thinking about these since last night, lol!


Sharon - your response made me think of another version of the Wizard of Oz-ism...."I'm felllllting! I'm fellllllting!"

Kathleen in Germany

New Disney Movie: Finding Knitting
Dory's Song: Just keep knitting, just keep knitting....

New Virtual Pet: Knitagotchi

Instead of Christmas: Knitmas with such songs as: Let me Knit! Let me Knit! Let me Knit! - Chestnuts Resting in a Knitted Bowl - Hark! The Herald Angels Knit - We Wish You a Knitted Christmas and many more....

Cute theme!!


Dickensism: The knits of Christmas Past.

Chicken Littleism: The knit is falling! The knit is falling!

or: The sky is knitting! The sky is knitting!


Buddhism: Is knitting really knitting?
Zen Buddhism: Knitting is, and is not.

Jehovah Witness-ism: May we have a moment of your time to show you our knitting?

HareKrishna-ism: Knit Happens, rama rama

You are cracking me up! I love it! I hope mine make it to the list!! You must make a link for this document! I love it!


A Knitticism Wrapped up in a Koan

"What's the sound of one needle knitting?"


Neiche: God is Knitting.
God: Neiche is right!

If the needle knits, felt it.

When the knitting gets tough, the tough get knitting.

Stanley Kowalski: KNITTTTTTTING!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a first time poster but this is fun!!


Bulwer-Lyttonism: The knitting needle is mighter than the sword.
William Ross Wallacism: The hand that rocks the knitting needle is the hand that rules the world.
(Okay, so these are just a bit over the top)
And from the noble to the ridiculous:
McFerrinism: Dont' worry, be knitty


Hey, Vera, I think the sound of 1 needle knitting is Crochet! ;-)

Back to my growing ascot collection....


This is so funny, I have been reading & LMAOROFLPIMP!

Love Storyism: Knitting means never having to say your sorry.

Ethel Mermanism: There's no knitting like SHOW knitting!

Alkaselzterism: I can't believe I knit the whole thing.

Announcerism: Get on your mark...get set...KNIT!

Ed Sullivanism: Tonite we have a really big knit!

Elvisism: Don't you step on my Berroco suede knit.

Everybody sing...If I had some needles, I'd be knitting in the morning, I'd be knitting in the evening...all over this land.
(not to be confused with 99 skeins of yarn on the wall)

Don't just sit there...KNIT something.

Hee! I'm gonna be thinking of these all day now - too funny.

susan noethen

and for the catholics out there......"bless me, father, for i have knitted."

thanks for one of the best blog laughs i've ever had!

Kathy in San Jose

From my 12-y.o. DS:
more Shakespeare: The knitting wives of Windsor

From me:
Burns-ism: Say "good knit," Gracie
Fairy-tale-ism: And they lived knittingly ever after
Emeril-ism: KNIT!

I really should head to bed, but my mind is working overtime!

Debbie Nelsen

Brittany Spears: Oops, I knit it again.

Bumper Sticker: Knit Happens

Emerson: She who has a thousand skeins has not a skein to spare. (skein = friend in original quote)

Goethe: Not where we knit, but in what direction we are knitting.

Too Fun,,, Thanks for the chuckles..

Debbie Nelsen

Oh I thought of another one....

Devo: You've got to knit it. Knit it good.



Confuciusism: It does not matter how slowley you knit, so long as you do not stop.

Ben Franklinism: Well knit is better than well said.

Mike Ditkaism: You are never a loser until you quit knitting.

Muhammad Ali-ism: The man who has no imagination has no knitting.

Henry Jamesism: It's time to start knitting the life we've imagined.

I never realized all these folks were knitters! :O)


Albert Einsteinisms:

#1 - Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by knitting.

#2 - We cannot solve our knitting problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

#3 - Do not worry about your difficulties in Knitting. I can assure you mine are still greater.

That was fun!

Sarah Elizabeth

Scarlet O'Haraism: Oh Rhett, how you do knit on!


If you can't knit something nice, don't knit anything at all....

If at first you don't knit - purl, purl again...

Anthony A. Loweisim- Knit as much as you can, as well as you can, for as long as you can...

Julia Roberts in "Knitting Hill"...


A few more...

The movie Taxi Driver "Are you knitting that for me?"

Forrest Gump "Knit, Forrest, Knit!"

Jeepism "It's a knit thing...You wouldn't understand."

The Godfather "I'll knit him a sweater he can't refuse."

Dirty Harry "Go ahead, knit my socks"

"Badges? We don't need no knitted badges..."

Casablanca "Here's knitting for you, kid."


Julie Andrews: The hills are alive, with the sound of knitting!

Harry S Truman: The knit stops here.

Sally Field: You knit me, you really, really knit me!


Gone with the Wind - "But I don't know nothin about knittin' fo babies"

Rent - "five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred stitches how do you measure? measure a year"



#1 Knit is the word. It's got groove, it's got meaning. Knit is the time, is the place, is the motion. Knit is the way we are feeling.

#2 Oh that's cool baby. You know how it is, knittin' an' purlin' and what not.


I can't miss out on this one!

Every day you must say to yourself, "Today I am going to knit." ~ Jean Pierre de Caussade

You'll never know what you can knit until you try ~ My last Fortune Cookie

Learn to hold loosely all that is not knit. ~ A. Maude Royden

Here's a test to find out if your knitting on earth is finished: If your're alive, it isn't. ~ Richard Bach

Knit like a butterfly, purl like a bee...


For my 2 year old
Doryism (from Finding Nemo) - just keep knitting, just keep knitting, just keep knitting, knitting, knitting!


the knit the purl and the ugly


has this been said?:
knitters never quit and quitters never knit.


to knit or not to knit . . . is never the question.

Diana Weggler

Vince Lombardi-ism: "Knitting isn't everything....it's the only thing!"

Diana Weggler

Greta Garboism: I vont to be knitting!

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