Bric-a-Brac: J is for... Jumper, Bored-Looking Men Standing About in the Front Room With Loads of Bits of Pattern Paper Pinned to Them by Their Wife Who’s Knitting Them a By TV Cream Posted on August 9, 2009 Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments A staple of agreeable domestic sitcoms of a certain vintage. Hubby often balding, slightly droopy of jowl; wife big on hairspray, frowning, and mumbling cross yet unintelligible instructions through a mouthful of pins. Related Items: Share Tweet Share Share Email 2 Comments 2 Comments johnnyboy August 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm My father did that. Almost every Sunday when we were trying to listen to the top 40, he would be draped in eye-watering colours of woolen bits (mum was so good she didn’t need the tracing paper stuff), and therefore mucking up out post-bathtime relaxation to Radio 1’s finest. Yes dad, I’m looking at you. Reply Richard16378 May 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm I think my Dad might have done this at one point, my Mun still does a fair bit of sowing & often lots of the lounge floor is covered with pattens & material. I’ve seen at least 1 newspaper cartoon with a similar thing happening. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.