Knit 2 Par 3

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Golf is Easy, Knitting is Hard, Amen

Golf is very easy, especially when you are doing the laundry on a snowy Easter Sunday and using the time between loads to watch the Master's Tournament from the couch. Except if you are Tiger Woods, and your sobs are miked up on a network broadcast with a close up camera in your heartbroken face the whole back nine. Then, I suppose golf is hard.

In an incredulous stage whisper, the golf announcers told us that the guy who won the tournament wasn't even the best player on his high school golf team.

And this guy who won told the world that JESUS helped him play the winning game today. But we only have Brendan coaching our putts, so let's forget about winning the Masters.

Knitting, on the other hand, can be very hard, particularly with size zero double pointed needles. While I was watching golf I spent the weekend doodling with KnitPro, a copy of which can be found on the very excellent Microrevolt site. This handy program allows you to turn a JPG or GIF file into a knitting graph but you need to apply some thinking to the process.

As I learned from watching three days of golf this weekend, golf success depends on the lie of the ball on the green. Not Jesus! When you are using this KnitPro, success depends on the lie of the image on the graph. And just like golf you can improve your lie by moving the image around, just like you move your ball around! But only if you are playing with friends.

I had the best success with this image, for which I obtained permission telepathically from the artist:

Hopefully as soon as it stops snowing, I can get a real life picture of it, since it turned out pretty good, for a pork chop.


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