Overreaction ~ Mountain Mama

Friday, March 06, 2009


I listen to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me on my iPod so I'm a little behind by the time I actually listen to it. It came to my attention that one of the panelists openly mocked knitting. (Some of) The knitting community was in an uproar and demanded an apology.

Curious, I listened to the culprit episode. Toward the end, Mo Rocca mutters about handknit sweaters being itchy.

Okay, knitters, come on! Do you honestly think you serve the cause by griping?
  1. WWDTM mocks everything. That's why it's funny. If anything, this is free publicity.
  2. I have a number of handknit sweaters. Most of them itch. I also have a collection of layers to counteract this.
  3. Yes store bought sweaters can itch too, but I usually can't afford those. Perhaps Mr. Rocca has the same problem.

Seriously? We're griping about this? Is it really such a travesty? Are we so concerned about NPR listeners getting the wrong impression about knitting? If we're going to stereotype, I'd say NPR listeners are smart enough to see through it.

Now we are simply the oversensitive demographic that makes itchy sweaters while huddled in a rocking chair, drinking tea and wishing for more grandchildren to practice our intarsia on.


1 comment:

  1. OMG. You are SOO right. All of these indignant knitters should just zip it. WWDTM is hilarious. I wouldn't think of being insulted by something Mo Rocca said about my favorite craft.


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