WWW: Putting the ‘Woolly’ in “Woolly Mammoth”; ‘Knitting Wars’; Virtual Wake
The Knitting Guild of the Desert, in Palm Springs California, is reinstalling their fantastic “legwarmers for Marilyn” yarnbomb – this time with permission from the city of Palm Springs! – to celebrate WWKIP on June 13th. More details here. All day, knitters will be gathered around the statue, knitting, spinning and weaving.
Outstanding quote from knitting instructor Tash Barneveld, owner of a Petone yarn shop: “Once you can purl and plain, you’re away.” (“Plain” is the older term for “knit”, common in the UK and Australia and New Zealand. It’s what my grannie used to say, and it makes me smile.)
Interesting discussion alert: are we offended or not? A NYC-based PBS station has kicked off a small fuss with a new advertising campaign… they made posters for fake reality TV shows, making the point that if you believe such shows as “Married to a Mime” and “Bayou Eskimos” actually exist, then that says a lot about the current state of TV. One of the fake shows they created was “Knitting Wars’. I love knitting, but I’d be the first to admit you’d have a hard time making an interesting reality competition TV show out of it…