Alan: What are you doing, Mark?
Mark: I’m to knitstrickenknitting a jumperPulloverjumper.
Alan: Good for you! I didn’t know you enjoyed doing needleworkHandarbeitneedlework. Most men don’t even know how to to darnstopfendarn a sock or to sew onannähensew on a buttonKnopfbutton.
Mark: I know. My girlfriend gave me a voucherGutscheinvoucher for a taster workshopSchnupperkurstaster workshop a while ago. I’ve been knitting away ever since. I do get the oddseltsam, sonderbarodd funny look on public transport, but who cares? It’s the most relaxing pastimeFreizeitbeschäftigungpastime I know.
Alan: And I guess you’re never short of ideas for Christmas presents.
Mark: Exactly. Would you like me to teach you?
Alan: No need — I’ve recently to take upaufnehmen, anfangentaken up knitting myself!
Mark: Seriously? That’s fantastic!
Alan: I’m not very good at it, but I can to cast on and off(Strickmaschen) aufnehmen und abkettencast on and off, and I know the difference between a knit stitchrechte Mascheknit stitch and a purl stitchlinke Maschepurl stitch.
Mark: Great! You should try crochetingHäkelncrocheting next.
Alan: (laughs) I might just do that.
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