August 23rd, 2007

red panda eating bamboo

Blog posts to read while knitting

Blog posts to read while knitting, if you like getting kinda riled up while knitting by reading strange things people write about knitters and the etiquette of knitting in public:

http://danesecooper.blogs.com/divablog/2007/08/ashlee-vance-wh.html

http://www.purselipsquarejaw.org/2006/08/knitting-and-public-politics.php

http://www.nfb.org/Images/nfb/Publications/books/kernel1/kern1004.htm

http://www.madison.com/post/blogs/militarymatters/83912
http://www.madison.com/post/blogs/militarymatters/83573

A couple of other knitting-related and craft-related links:

http://knitting.activist.ca/
I especially liked the line "Some of us feel that macrame is not a tool for social change."

http://craftresearch.blogspot.com/2006/06/problems-with-f-word.html
roadkill helper

Eighth-grade boy suspended from school for drawing a gun

No, I don't mean pulling a gun from a holster and brandishing it. I mean using a pencil to doodle a gun in the margin of his homework assignment.

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/95563

It's a good thing they didn't have these zero-tolerance policies when I was in fourth grade and a bunch of us were spending lots of class time designing complex, Rube-Goldberg-esque torture conveyor belts.