If you have been around for a while chances are you have probably noticed it. It seems to be lurking in the backdrop of several of my photos sometimes on purpose, sometimes just because it’s there. And occasionally someone asks the question…
What does it mean?
From this point I can take 2 routes. I can give them the simple explanation and quickly move on, or I can explain it with a little more detail. Guess which route I am going today ;).
You can probably tell by looking at it that it is words, the top says knit the bottom says purl.
Yes I am a nerd with a knitting tattoo, but an awesome one if I may say so myself.
Why is it awesome? Because it’s correct. Here is a little knitting lesson. (You didn’t see that coming when you opened this post did you?) When you create a knit stitch the back side is a purl and when you make a purl stitch the back would be a knit. One is the opposite of the other.
And that is why I love it. It’s beautiful, balanced and correct.
Plus I am clearly going to be the coolest grandma at the senior center someday. I can see me sitting there with my knitting tattoo while I make pot holders and socks. That is if it still reads knit purl, who knows what it could morph into in 50 years.
Okay now it’s your turn.
Do they have a special meaning?
If not, would you ever get one?