Monday, June 14, 2010

Knitters: Naturally agreeable?

Here in Illinois, they're just starting to try a former governor of ours on corruption charges, and so the news is full of stuff on his trial. Jury selection started, and among the candidates is a knitter. I thought this article was interesting - one analysis of the jurors suggests that the ex-military members might be more conservative, and the knitter might be more inclined to go along with what everyone else says.
I dunno ... I don't think it's fair to say that knitters, as a group, are generally agreeable. I think knitters are as prone to disagree about stuff as anyone else is. And if we were generally agreeable, would we really need three or four ways to knit socks?

The camera remains missing in action; Angus has begun to nudge and bite the Fool each morning until the Fool gets up, at which point Angus happily curls up on the bed in the Fool's vacant spot and falls asleep. Ah, summer.


Aidan said...

I actually work and knit with the knitter. She's not likely to go along with what the others do. She has a sharp mind and isn't afraid to use it.

I don't envy her. But then again, better her than I!

kadezmom said...

If they want that knitter to BE agreeable, they'd better let her click away in the jury box!

Yeah, we're pushovers. Sure. Okay. I'll buy that....NEVER! I love stereotypes, they are sooooo funny when applied to actual, real, living people.

Love the 10 reasons you love to knit socks, btw. I totally agree!