I know an ambiguous title but trust me! Whilst on the plane to Corfu (take me back to the Beach!) I was listening to a song and realised that it had a line about knitting in it. Then I remembered a couple of others and then I did a bit if research and realised I had enough to make a Top 10! So in at 10….
10. Love of the Common People by Paul Young
Knitting Line: The closer the knit, the tighter the fit.
Knitting Rating: Sound advice there but I think it was a metaphor.
9. Don’t Marry Her by The Beautiful South
Knitting Line: Those Blackbirds look like knitting needles trying to peck your head.
Knitting Rating: In what world do Blackbirds look like knitting needles. IN WHAT WORLD! (I do like this song though)
Bonus: Another Beautiful South Song Woman in the Wall (warning: it is a very depressing song)
8. I can Sing by Barenaked Ladies
Knitting Line: I can knit a scarf, but you can’t knit a sweater.
Knitting Rating: Best for beginners. (Plus the video is awesome for the line “The true instrument of Death Metal – the Bango.”)
7. Stephen by Ke$ha
Knitting Line: Stephen, I’ll Knit you a sweater
Knitting rating: Vocalising the true dedication of knitting a loved one a jumper/sweater. (Actually she appears to be a stalking in the video so YMMV)
6. All I Want by Joni Mitchell
Knitting Line: I wanna knit you a sweater.
Knitting Rating: See above, but with less stalking
5. I’m Going Slightly Mad by Queen.
Knitting Line: I’m knitting with only one needle.
Knitting Rating: Freddie, my dear, what your doing is called crochet.
4. Doozer Knitting Song by Doozer
Knitting Line: ALL OF IT! But I especially like: You know knitting’s friendly, and knitting’s fun, knitting’s good for everyone!)
Knitting Rating: It’s great but what’s a Doozer?
3. Vindaloo by Fat Les
Knitting Line: Knit one, Purl one, Drop one, Curl one, KICK IT!
Knitting rating: Listen to when you’ve had a visit from the frog, you want to kick it then (also the song that inspired this post)
2. I’ve Got A Dream on Tangled Soundtrack.
Knitting Line: Bruiser knits, Killer sews, Fang does little puppet shows, and Vladimir collects ceramic unicorns.
Knitting Rating: Not just knitting but sewing and making puppets! The Snuggly Duckling is practically a Craft Club.
Bonus: Rapunzel knits in her morning routine.
1. When I’m Sixty-Four by The Beatles
Knitting Line: You can knit a sweater by the fireside, Sunday mornings go for a ride.
Knitting Rating: Knitting by a fireside when you’re 64? Sounds like my retirement plan (except my retirements probably going to be at 74!)
If you don’t like the YouTube links it’s also available on Spotify (but with Bernard Cribbins instead of The Beatles, but really who would complain about that?)