Evolving Thoughts

Knit Darwin’s tree

If any of my readers are good knitters, check this out:


The pattern, not the girl. Preverts!

Hat tip: Colin Purrington


  1. #1 wazza
    September 27, 2008

    but it doesn’t have “I think” scrawled on it anywhere…

    that’s the most endearing thing about that first tree

  2. #2 Jim Harrison
    September 27, 2008

    Exactly what is it about liking pretty girls that qualifies a guy as a pervert?

  3. #3 John S. Wilkins
    September 27, 2008

    My audience are all old farts, in virtue of liking my blog. Hence it’s just gross to look at… err.. look at ….

    Look, I’m a bit distracted right now, OK?

  4. #4 Jason Grossman
    September 27, 2008

    Great pattern! Thanks.

  5. #5 T. Bruce McNeely
    September 27, 2008

    I’d knit it…

  6. #6 NM
    September 27, 2008

    What about prevert?

  7. #7 John S. Wilkins
    September 27, 2008

    Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Colonel, Colonel, I must know what you think has been going on here.

    Col. “Bat” Guano: You wanna know what I think?

    Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Yes.

    Col. “Bat” Guano: I think you’re some kind of deviated prevert. I think General Ripper found out about your prevertion, and you were organizing some kind of mutiny of preverts.

  8. #8 themadlolscientist, FCD
    September 28, 2008

    I wonder if that’s a science tat on her arm. Paging Carl Zimmer!

  9. #9 Janicot
    September 28, 2008

    From digging around her blog, the tattoo seems to be Charles D. — but it is a temporary.

    It does look good though (as does she).

  10. #10 John Farrell
    September 28, 2008

    Talk about a sucker punch! If you really wanted us to focus on the pattern, you could’ve just photoshop-cropped that section.

    Preverts indeed.

  11. #11 Susan Silberstein
    September 29, 2008

    Hey, watch who you are calling an old fart. Around here, the correct form of address is dude.

  12. #12 Antiquated Tory
    October 1, 2008

    nice sentiment, pretty girl, but to quote my knitting wife, “Knitted SHORTS?!?!?!”

  13. #13 Proud to be a Pervert
    October 1, 2008

    Antiquated Tory (isn’t that an oxymoron?) wrote:

    “Knitted SHORTS?!?!?!”

    I’d eat those shorts if she was wearing them!

  14. #14 Chris L
    October 2, 2008

    I suspect my knitting girlfriend will have the same reaction as Tory’s wife (you’re too late now, AT, but the correct counter-argument involves the keeping of anatomy warm).

    Anyway, John, who are you calling old?

  15. #15 David
    October 9, 2008

    My knitting wife’s reaction to those was, “Ok, let me work out how many balls of yarn that will take, and you pick the color.”

    I married well. :-)

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