Sitting and Knitting, Playing and Praying.

Sitting and Knitting, Playing and Praying.

The Planet Greenpawn

Sitting and Knitting, Playing and Praying.

Is your life shallow and empty?
Do you feel you are drifting though existence without a purpose?
Has sorting your DVD collection into alphabetical order lost it’s appeal?

Worry no more and cheer up.


knitted set

Yes, you too can Knit Your Own Chess Set.!

Shelve the books, put he pieces back in the box......,
get out the needles and knit, knit, knit.

A Knitted Knight.

knitted knight

A Knitted King.

knitted king

I know what you are thinking, how did they do that cloak?
Simple. By following these instructions.

knitting rules

But beware! the woollen base makes the pieces slippy and they
tend to slide across the board and onto a square you never intended.

paul pablo has a knitted Chess Set.

ezevee - paulpablo24 RHP 2010

KC Gambit has a knitted Chess Set

KC Gambit - olddog RHP 2009

jambo17 has a knitted Chess Set

jambo17 - BLUEBOY40 RHP 2009

(Enough of the Knitted pieces jokes….Russ)

Did you see that last one? Here White to play.

White played 8.Qh5 in the hope Black won’t notice the mate on f7
and take the c4 Bishop instead.
Don’t laugh, I see this ‘play and pray’ a lot on RHP.
And I’ve seen it work!!

This is one is a wee bit crafty, the mate on f7 does not
come from a on Queen on h5 or a Queen on f3.

Rick28 - robbielynch RHP 2010

Of course ‘Play and Pray Chess’ is not good Chess.
It’s OK for blitz but for the serious game one should try to credit
one’s opponent with a bit of sense.

Did I just type that? My Chess is based solely on my opponent
making blunders and falling into my wee traps.

Mine though are a more devious and cunning.
If I can spot a shot that does not rebound too much
and gives me a wretched position then I’ll go for it.

For instance, remember this from jambo17 - BLUEBOY40

Look and learn boys. Watch how this old hacker trapper would have done it.

The lad in this game shows promise.

benchmark - LarryW RHP 2009

Right I’m off to Knit me up a Chess Set to practice my traps on.

I suppose there is a whole bunch of chess terms and openings jokes
I could now add relating to knitting. Alas all I can come up with is;

The ‘Weaver’ Adams and the Cardi-Gan (Caro Kann or Catalan).

If you can think of one or two more then add them in the comments.

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Comments (7)

  • Posted 2640 days 10 hours and 7 minutes ago
    Standard memberkaspan
    Very funny blog 🙂 Moral is to keep an eye always for danger and focus on development lest we lose our wit and end up a (k)nitwit 🙂
  • Posted 3149 days 17 hours and 48 minutes ago
    Standard membertvochess
    Ever heard of the knights who say "knit"?
  • Posted 3151 days 18 hours and 26 minutes ago
    Thanks and keeps the knitting/chess connection gags coming.
  • Posted 3151 days 19 hours and 50 minutes ago
    Standard membermikelom
    I like your new Collar system, but without a tie! Queen's Dress Accepted, along with her Bishop's Scotch kilt, but she doesn't have a pet, and a well knitted Petrov Dog would be a good addition to the patterns. Also, what's a game that doesn't have music during moves - hence the need for a knitted Giuco Piano. 😉

  • Posted 3152 days 1 hour and 5 minutes ago
    SubscriberPaul Leggett
    You keep us in stitches!
  • Posted 3152 days 3 hours and 42 minutes ago
    Standard membertharkesh
    never thought i would laugh because of a chess blog... great. it would be a bit more funny, if i hadn't uses this knitted set about four hours ago... when i mixed up move order and my bishop went almost off the board...funnily enough it stayed, but kicked my knight off (my friend said she likes the knitted horse, is cute)
  • Posted 3152 days 4 hours and 4 minutes ago
    Standard memberyashin
    Brilliant blog again Geoff, I really enjoy reading them.
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