I imagine that if you don’t already understand the title of the blog, you’re probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear – I do have a reason (and it’s a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee talk at Knitsch this past Wednesday, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters – this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I’m using because I forgot hers – that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob.
Therefore, knitters = angry mob. You’d do well not to anger us.
Also, I need to finish my socks. I found myself looking down at my feet, which at this moment are clad in uninteresting blue store-bought socks (with a penguin at the top only I know about because it’s under my pants leg), and feeling very forlorn, since I have an exciting pair of unfinished knitted by me socks in a tote bag in my living room.
And now I know why other knitters love knitting socks so much. I understand! It’s like a bolt of lightning! In the shape of blue store-bought penguin socks! Hooray!