I think most of you know by now that I am from da burgh and am a die hard Stillers fan. (if you don’t speak Pittsburghese, let me translate: I am from Pittsburgh. I am therefore a Steelers Fan.) Some other things you should know:
Gumband – rubberband
Yinz – you all, as in “yinz go down to Primanti’s and grab me a sammy” ok, that one requires more translation..sammy is a sandwich. Primanti’s is a sandwich that we eat that has coleslaw and fries on top. It is awesome. Don’t hate it till you tried it.
Car-NAY-gee – this is where my mom and Bill Cowher are from. Everyone else in the world pronounces this as CAR-ne-gee. We also have issues with the world “Versailles” which is a place outside of the burgh. We pronounce the LL…its awesome.
Burm – this is the cement thing in the middle or side of the road that you don’t want to hit with your tire
Jaggers – prickly things on roses..not even sure what these are really called. we call them jaggers
Stoop – the cement stair in front of your house
Jaggin and jagoff – yeah..not sure how to explain these. Jagoff is a way to insult someone. jaggin is a verb. I suppose it means they are annoying you. Jaggin you.
Now you try it. What do these mean:
If you aren’t fluent yet, stop by. I can teach you some things. If you listen really closely, you will sometimes hear the yinzer in me. So I am super excited about the game this weekend and decided to knit myself a Black and Gold tam. Phil had been in the shop a few weeks ago and commented that one of our sample hats looked a lot like their logo. I didn’t realize which hat he was talking about and totally knit the wrong hat. This is the one he was talking about. The Selbu Modern by Kelbourne Woolens (show above in Canopy Fingering)…the company is run by two fabulous ladies in PHILLY! How awesome that their design has an uncanny resemblance to my Steel City logo?!
I still have yarn leftover from the last attempt at a black and gold hat, so I cast on last night with it. Kel had the coolest way of figuring out which part of the fair isle hat to make black and which part to make gold…she did this: if I liked the look of mostly black with just a touch of gold, then I should make the CC gold. If I liked mostly yellow with a touch of black, then I should make the CC black. I decided to go with a gold background and black as the contrast color. Hoping that I can pound this out in a couple of days and wear it this week to work!