Angry. So angry. (Plus, Stitch Cleveland on TV tomorrow!)

by Shannon on July 16, 2007

Ravelry got a blurb on Tech Crunch (via Amy). Now, the blurb was a little bit condescending, a smidge smartalecky, but I have no real problem with the blurb. What I do have a problem with = obnoxious male commenters who think knitting is not nearly as cool as their BOY STUFF. But it’s cool, the women have it covered. Zumagirl said, for example:

Smart business people will do a little research on the myriad of online communities before assuming that any one group is not tech-savvy enough to be worth catering to.

Yeah. Stick that in your techie startup pipes and smoke it, pals. Don’t make me send the Yarn Harlot over there with stats about knitting, knitbloggers and the power of the almighty knit-dollar.

In happier news: a producer from the local morning show (That’s Life, with Robin Swoboda) called this morning and so we’ll be demo’ing nuno felt and talking about the Stitch Cleveland launch party this weekend tomorrow. For you Clevelanders, that’s FOX 8 at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

My mother has already yelled at me about my hair.
Keep your fingers and blow dryers crossed, willya?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy July 16, 2007 at 8:58 pm

Someone must youtube this!!!

kristi July 17, 2007 at 8:20 am

Exactly! And good luck with the hair! Home perm? Dredlocks? I don’t think anything radical is happening in the next 3 hours though :) But isn’t the formation of dredlocks sort of like felting your hair? This is, perhaps, worth exploring. Hand felt/spun hair.

Rock star.

frecklegirl jess July 17, 2007 at 9:01 am

I read those comments with exactly the same reaction… had to get up from the computer to stop myself from writing a nasty note on there.

Still gets my blood boiling.

kim July 18, 2007 at 9:10 am

You know, most of the comments that are along the lines of “There’s a lot of knit blogs you know, here’s some data to prove it” are coming from men who I assume are not knitters.

Ceallach July 23, 2007 at 12:56 pm

I love Zuma, she has a good head on her shoulders.

Some people just are incapable of removing their heads, collective or not, from their arses, collective or not.

zumagirl74 August 1, 2007 at 5:44 pm

Thanks Ceallach. You know, a ton of knit-bloggers were representing in that thread. That’ll teach the tech-boys to pick on us! =P

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