It's beautiful outside today! The spring season has finally sprung and I'm enjoying being outside breathing the fresh air. Yes, rocking in my swing complete with laptop and current WIP: the Irish Clones Lace Arm Band that will be for my son's First Holy Communion. See? I'm taking it easy; encouraging myself to get over this cold faster so I can enjoy my classes at the Ewephoric Weekend tomorrow! ((big grins))
There has been much discussion lately about the feuding between knitters and crocheters -- I've even discussed some of my thoughts and experiences on the topic here. (The most recent being how I was treated in some yarn shops once it was discovered I was a crocheter.) The overall response in these discussions has a simple message, "Let's end the worsted war and all get along." I couldn't agree more!
Recently an inquiry was posted about a college group of men & women, comprised of knitters and crocheters, who were in need of a name. I gave it some thought and came up with "The Purls and Boyes Club." I don't know if it will be selected as their final name, but in thinking about it, there has been much controversy over the name of "Stitch'n Bitch"* that many groups use. (*Normally I don't use that type of language here, but since it is the name of a real publication, I'll make an exception.) The controversy focuses on who owns the right to use the name, and while I don't want to head down that road and get into a *he said, she said* type of posting here, I did find it interesting that I'd be contacted with a request to review a humorous video that is a collaboration between "Expanded Books" and "Workman Publishing." The video was designed to promote the release of the latest Stitch'n Bitch series: Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller. OK, Jennifer, you're on!
Here's my thoughts on the video: with my DSL connection I could not watch the video in its entirety. It took several "replays" to get the overall idea. But once I did, I loved it! The tie to "West Side Story" was great! If there is a way, Jennifer, that your programmers can have the video load entirely and then let it play I'd love it even more. Of course, there is the option to download it, and I assure you I will (but on my "real" computer). I think the video has a great message about it all starting with "one loop" -- and ending "the worsted war" is awesome! So, now I'm off to watch video #2 ... and I'm thinking that if the video reflects the same fresh approach as the book, then I need to check out the book too!
So, readers, now it's your turn! You go, check out the video, and drop me a line here, or a link to your blog where you review it. I'd love to know your thoughts on it! J
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