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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

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.



  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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