Posted by Jolie on June 27, 2012 / Leave a Comment
Perhaps you’ve heard a bit about the controversy between the US Olympic Committee and Ravelry? It’s quite the hubbub. News outlets all over the world are suddenly paying attention to knitters. I’ve seen articles about the controversy appearing in Businessweek, Slate, The Atlantic, USA Today, The NY Times, Gawker, and NPR. Even our own local paper, The Oregonian, chimed in on Oregon Live.
So far my favorite response has been from Mason Dixon Knitting. Ann and Kay always have a sense of humor about these things. For example, their Country Music Video never fails to make me laugh.
In the hopes Stephen will “expose this travesty,” knitters all over the world are requested to knit socks and mail them to:
c/o The Colbert Report
513 W 54th St.
New York, NY 10019
She’s even enlisted the help of Henry V and Shakespeare (though slightly modified, I admit) to inspire us to action.
And if you’re so inclined, you could join the 520 other knitters on Ravelry who’ve committed to making Socks for Stephen.
But, in the words of Henry V (written by Shakespeare, modified by Kay):
That she which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let her depart; her pattern shall be downloaded,
And skeins for cowls put into her Namaste purse;
We would not die in that ma’am’s company
That fears her fellowship to knit with us.