When Knit Nerds Meet

I was at a party this week and the host took me over to meet another guest – “He’s a knitter, too.”  I rounded the corner and saw this:

foolish virgins

And the back view:

foolish v 2


“Oh my!”  I gushed. “The Wise and Foolish Virgins!”  His companion leaned over to me and stage whispered, “I can assure you, he is neither.”

And even though I had the name wrong, it is The Foolish Virgins, he was kind enough to model while I whipped out my i-phone.  Now that is some knitting mojo.

10 responses to “When Knit Nerds Meet

  1. Egads, that’s fantastic!

  2. He doesn’t have a blog? My god, when I read the Rav info on that pattern my head swam…

  3. That’s a fantastic sweater! I never considered making it because it’s a tad “busy” for me, but the work involved is huge. V.cool!

  4. I’ve always loved that design, and he has chosen a splendid colorway for it too.
    Six years ago I was visiting the Kunstindustrimuseet in Oslo with a friend during a tour of Scandinavia – we both spotted the original tapestry at the same time. “That’s it – that’s the piece that inspired Kaffe Fasset!” (Five Wise and Five Foolish Virgins, circa 1750, from Gudbrandsdalen. Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo).

  5. PS: Here’s a link to it in an interesting article about Norwegian tapestry. Fifth picture from the top.


  6. The Kaffe Fassett Jacket is new to me. I once met a man who wore a gorgeous KF sweater. He was not a knitter. However, He had knit it himself and it was the only project he had done before and after. He just wanted that sweater so much.

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