Yarn. The very OPPOSITE of "cool trucks". At least that's what Ford thinks.
Yoplait also seems to think people who knit are prone to compulsiveness (shifty movements, nervous laugh from knitter). I personally can't say they are too off the mark here (at least in my case LOL).
I received this sales flyer from JoAnn's Fabric store in the mail. This, my friends, is why we buy indie. I could go on about how horrified I was when I got this- it was almost like receiving hate mail. I won't. Instead, I want you to pray for that poor child in the photo. Her parents thought it would be ok to leave little Sally Ann in the care of her "eccentric" Aunt Eloise for the week. Eloise didn't have any children of her own after all, and wouldn't it be good for Sally Ann to learn to knit?
Sally isn't smiling because she's having fun. She has learned to breath through her mouth because Aunt Eloise's house smells overwhelmingly like moth balls and cat pee.
Our final photo comes from the Ace of Cakes episode where they make a knitting basket cake for a woman's 90th birthday party.
Although, they did spend a lot of time making the cake (and it turned out okay- though a bit messy and garish) if someone were to knit her a gift I can guarantee it would take MUCH longer than making this cake did. Am I right? So, instead of celebrating this knitter's accomplishments- the cake got more attention than the nice woman (and her decades of productive knitting) did, which I felt a little sad about.
We're so misunderstood.
Anyway, I hope your weekend is fun-filled, and if I catch you at JoAnn's, I'll post your pic here too. (just kidding!)