24 June 2012

Life and knitting: when money takes over

This makes me mad and sad:

When cushions could make commercial sponsors angry

"The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) initially told volunteers from the Woolsack project that they could present the 5,000 cushions they had created as souvenirs for the stars.

But now, in apparent fear of angering commercial sponsors, they have reneged on the deal."

Emphasized by me.

This makes me sad and mad:

Knitting denigrates real athletes

And this is just disgusting:

First let me insult you and then knit for me, ok

Me, knitting for you? Not even if you pay me for it!

This is what happens when the true spirit of an event gets lost and money takes over.

Needless to say I will boycott the commercial games.
My love is with Ravelry and their event and that's what I will be doing, still.

What I would really love to hear about (since I won't be watching I can't see it): athletes taking our their craft between bouts and after their race and happily crafting away.
But that is just wishful thinking on my part.

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