Category Archive for: ‘Kinnearing’

Kinnearing at Disneyland

Disneyland at night

The castle at night

I went to Disneyland yesterday, which was awesome. All the holiday lights were on and the Haunted Mansion was all Nightmare-Before-Christmas’ed up. It was actually cold at night (about 55F–it’s cold for here, okay?), which meant all the woolies were out in force! I saw unbelievable amounts of sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, mittens, and even ponchos and a few knit dresses.

After a few hours, I realized this was a superb opportunity to practice my Kinnearing (see the Yarn Harlot’s absolutely brilliant post on the subject here if you’re not familiar with the term). Basically, I spent a few hours taking secret phone pictures of people wearing neat knitted things without them knowing about it.

I’m really not very good at it. Most of my pics were blurry:

Or missed the knitwear almost entirely:

But I managed to get a few fairly good ones.

They had some awesome stuff for sale at Disneyland, too:

That’s a garter-stitch Steamboat Willie!

All in all, it was a great day, despite the weird looks from my husband and the others in our party (I did explain, including defining Kinnearing to them, but they didn’t seem to quite get it anyway). And I have lots of new design ideas floating around in my head!