Saturday, June 29, 2013

Can You Knit and Be Prime Minister?

There was quite a bit of talk this week about Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia appearing in Australian Women's Weekly knitting a toy kangaroo as a baby gift for the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge. The thread in the Ravelry main boards ended up being locked.
A sample comment in the media:
News Limited columnist Andrew Bolt said Gillard was "giving encouragement to young female politicians by plying a hobby now synonymous with mad old aunts."

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

That's no spider web . . .

. . . it's a 12-foot high doily! Alas, this crocheted marvel is in Bristol, England; so not close to Atlanta.