Sunday, June 11, 2006

Knitting In Public



I have never had an issue knitting in public. Why does this act require a special day?

Promotion
I guess a coordinated day of knitting in public could attract more folks to the craft, but my guess is that this day is kind of like the Mother's Day of knitting. It's a made up holiday so that yarn stores and vendors can promote their wares.

Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with promoting the sales of things. I think you should go right now to buy a t-shirt from Franklin's CafePress shop (the WWDD is my favorite in case you need to buy a gift). I think you should order a bunch of yarn from Carol's Etsy shop (her laceweight is gorgeous). I think you should buy and download a boatload of patterns from The Knitting Vault (anything by Lucy Neatby will good).

Perhaps there's some other valid reason for a day of knitting in public. Perhaps it allows knitters with low self-esteem to feel better about themselves? I guess that's a good thing too.

Current Knitting
Thanks to a two hour trip to Scranton, PA on Saturday, I was able to get past the sleeve shaping on the front of the Faux Rib sweater.



We went to visit Thaddeus' Aunt and Uncle who live in the area where Thaddeus' family comes from. Thaddeus' sister and her family were also ther. It was a wonderful time of getting to see some of the most pleasant people on the planet and eating amazing food. I even ate a green colored dessert salad called Watergate Salad, which looked repulsive, but tasted incredibly good.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Regarding the hate-mongering Congress and the so-called "Defense of Marriage" amendment, Carol S. writes, "This really pisses me off, Joe. Let's do an auction where we donate all the proceeds to a group that is devoted solely to the purpose of fighting this bullshit amendment."

I love this idea. I will have to find a worthy way of supporting the end of hateful pandering to the right-wing, conservatives. I love having a cause-du-jour.

Carol also asks, "Hey, Joe, what's with the new screaming headers on your blog? Playing with font size whilst on a boring conference call?"

No, I always thought just bolding the heading made it hardly show up, so I've been trying out different header tags in my blog entries.

Gryphon asks, "Your Thaddeus isn't by any chance also known as Gaffer, is he?"

Not that I'm aware of, and he reads my blog, so I doubt it. Unless it's a shameful nickname, I think he would have told me.

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