THE HASHTAG #knittingsongs, began trending in Australia earlier today, after Julia Gillard featured in an Australian Women’s Weekly photo shoot knitting a toy kangaroo for the Royal baby.
#Knittingsongs provides an array of the best knitting puns in the Twittersphere.
Starting off with a touch of Aretha Franklin, @harrypusspuss was one of the first to jump on the bandwagon. After tweeting “You make me feel like a natural Woollen,” the hash tag quickly caught on.
You make me feel like a natural Woollen #knittingsongs
– Deb (@harrypusspuss) June 25, 2013
A public health academic from Wollongong followed with some Aerosmith writing, “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Knitting For.”
#knittingsongs Still Haven’t Found What I’m Knitting For
– Dr Samantha Thomas (@Doc_Samantha) June 25, 2013
Going slightly more contemporary, Heidi Smith from Melbourne recreated Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” to fit the tune. She said: “I’m gonna knit some yarn, I’ve only got twenty woollen balls in my pocket.”
I’m gonna knit some yarn I’ve got twenty woolen balls in my pocket #knittingsongs
– Heidi Smith (@HeidiSmith1976) June 25, 2013
Australia’s very own Gotye was also adapted into a knitting sensation: “Now you’re just a bobbin that I used to sew” said @LJPsavesavesave.
Now You’re Just A Bobbin That I Use To Sew #knittingsongs
– LJPSaveSaveSave (@LJPSaveSaveSave) June 25, 2013
The SQib went just that bit further, making things a little political: “I can’t seem to face up to the facts Rudd’s got me nervous and I Can’t Relax PSYCHO KNITTER Ke ke ke ke Kevin”.
@trevwashere I can’t seem to face up to the facts Rudd’s got me nervous and I Can’t Relax PSYCHO KNITTER Ke ke ke ke Kevin #knittingsongs
– The SQib (@The_SQib) June 25, 2013
The hash tag originates from Preston Towers, a Twitter user who aimed to highlight the absurdity of the mainstream media response to the images of Julia Gillard knitting in a humorous way. After thousands of users contributed their pieces, Towers said: “It’s been great to see the wit of people tonight.”
What’s your best knittingsongs pun?