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Knitters Outraged after Olympic Committee Quashes Knitting Olympics - 06/22/2012
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Do you believe this??? The U.S. Olympic Committee thinks Ravelry's Knitting Olympics, known as the Ravelympics, denigrates real athletes. http://gawker.com/5920036/us-olympics-committee-is-mad-at-knitting-olympics-for-denigrating-real-athletes Does this make sense to anyone? Knitting a man's Aran sweater between the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics does not rank with running a four-minute mile or a finishing a marathon faster than anyone else in the world, but it isn't something most people can do. Like the marathon, it's something only a small percentage of people even attempt. What do you think? Does a knitting olympics denigrate the world's athletes? Update: The U.S. Olympic Committee apologized for their cease-and-desist letter after two million outraged knitters with pointy sticks set up a world-wide howl. And posted to the U.S.O.C.'s Facebook wall, tweeted, called, and wrote letters. http://www.npr.org/blogs/th...

Knitters Outraged after Olympic Committee Quashes Knitting Olympics



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