March, 2007 to Current: 67-year old Suspect and knitting designer's/Victim's FIL, acts really, really excited about a new book of patterns from the DIL, yet keeps asking when the sweaters will be available in stores. Charges are pending and will remain on file at least until 2010, 2022 or beyond. (Husband, his son, will be reminded of the infraction on a daily basis for a not-yet-determined period, or until FIL "gets it.")
September 21st, 2007: Two Suspects were caught rubbing another patron's set-aside Crystal Palace yarn on their cheeks when Victim was continuing shopping in the store. Caught red handed, one female, 46 years old and another, approximately five years older than that, when caught, pretended to smell it instead. No formal charges were filed. (Said Victim took the high road and bought the sullied yarn, yet plans on laundering it before knitting with it. Charges could not be brought; one Suspect was the shop owner.)
September 25th, 2007: Victim designer receives ugly email. The Suspect/writer, age and gender unknown, says that they don't understand the Free pattern that's available on the Victim's blog and they have many questions because so many things just "aren't right" or aren't written correctly. Victim reads the email, but there are no questions in it. Said Victim is still waiting patiently for questions to answer.
September 26th, 2007: Female Suspect, aged 50 and smelling of cigarette smoke and patchouli approaches Victim, female 44, in the yoga joint and says "Hey, I hear that knitting is the new 'yoga.'" The Victim throws up a little in her mouth, and then swallows quietly.
September 27th, 2007: One female Suspect, 52 years old and a mother of several, was overheard speaking in the general direction of a said "new" designer/Victim with a book coming out: "Jeez! Everyone and their mother has a book coming out!" And when asked directly if the Suspect/Perpetrator has a book coming out of her own, she replied with: "Nope."
If you want to submit your own Knitter's Line--Do NOT Cross "Knitter's Blotter" infraction or two, please do! Just send it to the email address you see on your upper right hand corner. I plan on compiling the best ones regularly (or semi-regularly) for all to see. If you want to, add your blog address or email address, so I can list it.
BTW: Lot's of stuff going on. I have two patterns coming out with Yarn Forward, a UK publication (the Winter and the Spring), and there's a Spring thing going on at KnitScene. I also finished Chuck's rag quilt. He loves it. This thing went really quickly, much quicker than the last one. I think the leather gloves kept things running smoothly while I clipped it. No blisters!