Showing posts from June, 2012

Do you know what knitters did today?

Anyone in the fiber community who knows anything of Ravelry knows what has been going on the last 24 hours. The USOC sent a cease and desist letter that was tactless, rude, insulting and just plain mean. Their reasoning was sound. They have to protect their trademark. But they did it poorly. Knitters united. Some with hate, some with venom, some with tact, some with kindness. But they united to voice their opinions on what they took to be a personal attack on what they love. That united front received international attention. It generated not one, but 2 apologies. It resulted in the head of the USOC admitting they were insensitive. It resulted in NPR taking notice.

While I may not agree with all other knitters about their tactics I do recognize that maybe, just maybe, we helped stop another organization from receiving their inflammatory, insensitive and insulting standard form cease and desist letter. If we helped make their legal department or their interns or their leader take notic…


I'm a horrible blog owner. I always come up with all of these wonderful things to write about and then never actually write anything down. I am pretty sure there's a whole stack of post-it's floating around my house full of fabulous ideas. Of course I won't find them again until I'm once again feeling too lazy to type anything. So you're just getting my normal rambling instead of well constructed ideas.

I have moved yet again. This time into a house that feels more like mine. My boyfriend and I have been house shopping for months and finally found one! He bought it but we both picked it out. It's been a trial of wills and patience but I think we are working through the clutter and each others' idiosyncrasies pretty well at this point. One of out big sticking points is the craft clutter I possess. We are in disagreement on where it should all go. He has no problem with the massive amounts of yarn and scissors etc that I have, he simply thinks they should…