Ravelry meets Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me

Elizabeth sent me this link and I think it is great. I get so absorbed in all that is fiber that I forget there are actually people out there with the misconception that handmade sweaters are itchy.

Backstage Buzz at Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Friday April 10, 2009 by Don Hall, Events Coordinator

dsc06147A couple of weeks ago, Mo Rocca made an off-hand comment that handmade sweaters were “itchy.” A fairly innocuous thing to say one would think.

Following the broadcast, Mo received tons of angry emails from a nationwide group of knitters. Yes. Knitters. People who knit. And they were smoking mad.

The first attempt at assuaging the burbling rage of the yarn spinners was a phone-in apology by Mo during a broadcast. Apparently, it was not enough. The bruised egos of those who crochet would not be salved by a mere apology. There had to be face-to-face confrontation. Click here for the rest of the story.