Skew Fast, Skew Furious
If there’s anything I like almost as much as knitting, it is bad puns and guffawing at my own wit. And there is no better opportunity to combine these interests than in naming a new project on Ravelry. As I mentioned, I’m making another pair of Skew socks. The first pair I called simply “Skew”, missing an opportunity for pun magic.
But the second, knit in some out-there Christmas yarn that incorporated gold foil, became Skew 2: Christmas Boogaloo.
It wasn’t that long ago that I knit the second pair, or even the first pair, but I couldn’t resist starting again (for one thing, the ankles are just a touch loose on both and I’m determined to get it right this time by altering the gusset decrease).
Of course, I had to name this project something different and, sticking with the movie sequel theme, I went with “Skew Fast, Skew Furious”. Technically I guess I should have chosen a movie that was the third in its series, but
- Skew rhymes with two, so that makes for more punning potential.
- If I want to knit this pattern more than 3 or 4 times, a strict movie number-to-sock number rule would limit me mostly to Police Academy or Friday the 13th titles.
As it is, I’ve already figured on making
- Ghostbusters Skew (so obvious; will be lime green and white)
- The Skew Towers
- The Empire Skews Back OR The Empire Strikes Diagonally (still deciding)
- Skews (too subtle?)
- 28 Skews Later
- The Bourne Obliquity
- [Insert generic horror movie here]: The Skewering
- Slant of the Apes (work with me people. Alternately “Cant of the Apes”)
- Skew 2: Hyperskew (that’s for all you Canuck sci-fi fans. Of course, the socks keep moving around in time and trying to stab you in the back, so that’s tricky)
- I Still Know what you did last Skew-mer
- Leprechaun: Back Skew tha Hood
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tilts
You get the idea. Basically, I have a lot of socks left to knit.