Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Crochet, er Martha, er Both Gets Media Coverage

Every local newspaper, every news station wants to carry the story of Martha Stewart heading off to serve her sentence. And it seems, for the next week, we here, local to the prison Martha has requested to go to, will have to tolerate the CNN and such news trucks camped outside the main gates along Rte. 37 -- and hopefully it won't disrupt traffic too much.

I bring this up this morning as each article I read on this topic crochet is mentioned. It seems that crocheting is allowed in prison, and this seems to be true around the country ... depending upon, I'm guessing, the security level, and if it benefits local charities or not. (http://www.state.tn.us/correction/newsreleases/inmatescrochet.html)

I'm not sure if the yarn and hooks are donated to each prison, or if our tax dollars pay for it, but if it benefits local charities, then I'm all for it.

Regardless if Martha will actually get to do any crocheting, we'll have to wait and see. (If a reference is needed on how to Crochet, they have a page dedicated to it on the website for the "
Martha Stewart Living" magazine.)

In the meantime, CNN & others, if you're reading this, then you might want to cover the back door entrance too.

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