Tuesday, April 29, 2003

I Beg Your Pardon, Your Clicking is Bothering Me

Remember the knitting group in London I mentioned a few weeks ago, Cast Off? Well, they are back in the news, and making a splash. Seems the seemly Brits they supped next to at the Savoy's American Bar didn't cotton to their mobile textile tete a tet. Plain got their noses out of joint. As reported in today's UK Mirror article, "too-rowdy" knit-circle members were kicked out on their collective arses for loud knitting (sounds like a Seinfeld episode, doesn't it?). One uppity patron even told the male knitters that knitting isn't "something men should do." But other guests seemed to enjoy the purling proximity. Quoth the Savoy's spokesperson, "Other people might have been in the bar for a romantic evening and probably the last thing they wanted was a large group clicking away." So much for Cast Off's Constitution, which "aims to include people of all backgrounds in its activities and no one is excluded." Wonder if they'll have to amend that to read: "except Savoy snobs." Lucky that my Purl & Hurl establishment hasn't made moves to kick us out; they'd have a helluva time!

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