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    Anyone have any pointers on this dark art? I've never attempted it before, but I'm looking to create an MCC-coloured beanie* for a festival match I'll be playing next weekend. I'm going as WG.

    Additionally, I'd welcome any and all advice on getting into character. I've mastered the stance, and am making steady progress on the great man's mankadding technique; I've also purchased oceans of champagne and a week's worth of lessons at my mother's yoga class. (Otherwise, in patting down the wicket, I'd be chancing a back sprain.) But my Bristol dialect needs a lot of work. It's only marginally more convincing than my tries at Scouse.

    * I'd go for an orthodox cricket cap, but that would entail sewing, which by all accounts is even more difficult.
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    Without wishing to be accused of being guilty of stereotyping I'll make the pragmatic suggestion that you approach the most mature female relatives you have, although having said that the only time I ever met sledger he was wearing a very odd looking woollen item, so he may have the skills
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    Knit one, pearl one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Without wishing to be accused of being guilty of stereotyping I'll make the pragmatic suggestion that you approach the most mature female relatives you have, although having said that the only time I ever met sledger he was wearing a very odd looking woollen item, so he may have the skills
    Haha, was it the red one?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Without wishing to be accused of being guilty of stereotyping I'll make the pragmatic suggestion that you approach the most mature female relatives you have, although having said that the only time I ever met sledger he was wearing a very odd looking woollen item, so he may have the skills
    Was more interested in your getting-into-character advice, to be honest. ;-)

    But I see I have a white beanie in my cupboard. Shouldn't be hard to dye, should it? Sledger...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Haha, was it the red one?
    Can't recall - was traumatised at the time
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    Actually, I'm pretty sure I was wearing a tie that day. Are you sure you are remembering correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Knit one, pearl one.
    Drop one, curl one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Actually, I'm pretty sure I was wearing a tie that day. Are you sure you are remembering correctly?
    A knitted tie? That would explain why I was traumatised

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    A knitted tie? That would explain why I was traumatised
    Preferable to knitted swimming trunks.

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    Rodney, for the Bristol accent you need to remember to add an "L" on the end of any word ending in "a" - so e.g. Krejza becomes Krejzal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    A knitted tie? That would explain why I was traumatised
    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    Preferable to knitted swimming trunks.
    I cannot think which is worse ... just no to either ....
    And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through,how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure,in fact,whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. Haruki Murakami .

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    Not even sledger would wear knitted swimming trunks on a first date

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Not even sledger would wear knitted swimming trunks on a first date
    something someone can be thankful about then....

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