Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chopsticks and knitting

Hahahahaha! Captain Caffeine sent me this cartoon. The Asian and the knitter in me loves this one:




My parents taught me to use chopsticks at an early age so they’re pretty comfortable for me. Did you know there are differences between Japanese and Chinese chopsticks? The Chinese ones tend to be blunter and more slippery whereas the Japanese ones are pointier and sometimes have a textured tip to make it easier to grab food. My mom will eat salad with a chopstick, which I have to admit is a bit easier than a fork, for me.

Any of you knit? Any of you use chopsticks?

11 comments :

  1. I have tried to use chopsticks although I am pretty pathetic at it. I did learn basic skills in knitting but haven't for years. Crocheting is more my kind of craft.

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    1. I've been learning to crochet! It's a lot harder than knitting!

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    2. I agree, it is harder. I only know how to crochet one thing, LOL.

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  2. No chopsticks for me :( I'm not coordinated enough. I have learned to knit in the past, but it is a slow process for me so I crochet. Cute cartoon!

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    1. How funny for you to say that, because I find chopsticks requires less coordination than a fork and knife. :)

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  3. We were required to learn to use chopsticks in my Chinese Culture and Cuisine class in college. I've used them ever since whenever I eat Chinese. I also taught my kids to use them.
    I do knit, but mostly dishclothes. I made a sweater once that came out beautiful--except it was about 14 inches long and 60 inches around. I got so discouraged I never made another one!

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    1. Aw that's too bad! Wonky sweaters are something every knitter has done at least a few times! :) I've had to undo three very ugly sweaters I made that didn't fit for one reason or another.

      How great you taught your kids to use chopsticks! That's a neat skill for them to have.

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  4. Sometime back in my misspent youth I learned to knit, from my grandmother if memory serves, though it never progressed beyond making rectangles.

    (Yes, I realize that knitting is almost as unmanly as reading,... uh,... that is REVIEWING romance novels; as excuse I point out that in my youth knitting was brand new and thus still exciting. Dirt on the other hand was no longer new though still shiny.)

    Using chopsticks came much later, when kindly Yankees taught me that what I had heretofore thought of as "bait" was in fact sushi, something I came to love very much. In an attempt to improve my chopstick skills, I practiced on french fries and worked my way down in size through peanuts until I could pick up individual grains of rice, but I quit doing that for a couple of reasons:

    1. Some people WILL try to kill you for showing off like that.
    2. If I had to pick up each grain of rice individually, I'd only be half the man I am today.... Come to think of it, maybe I ought to go back to that in order to lose more weight.

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  5. I actually DO knit with chopsticks. With wool, not noodles. I don't have knitting needles and I was really bored, and I happened to have yarn so I made this scarf. Knitted with chopsticks.

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    1. That's so totally awesome! I was thinking that if I got my knitting needles taken away before a plane flight, I'd knit with chopsticks. Or pens.

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