Thursday, October 04, 2007

I stand corrected

Thanks. I stand corrected. The "Red" Scarf Project is a misnomer. I guess it is open to any color of unisexual* leanings.

Brand me an idiot.

From what I can tell about roughly 10% of knitters/crocheters choose to take the fine print route.

Now instead of seeing a red scarf and automatically thinking someone's an orphan, I'll just think about what an enormous fucknut I am.

*But in true Oscar-how-does-the-Easter-Bunny-hide-all-those-eggs form, what exactly does constitute a unisexual color? I guess not pink! And check it out! It took only 30 seconds for me to relearn the words Pink Frilly Dresses for the acronym PFD. I had grown up thinking of PFD standing for Permanent Fund Dividend!



Blogger Jo said...

*snicker! Bezzie, I think I love you ;)

8:25 AM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Aww Bezzie, I'm sorry, I was more thinking of what a fucknut I was for not knowing/taking so long to figure it all out even after I was given all of the info. in hand (literally) and not reading it...not name-calling at all...more like self-deprecating/making fun of me. I'm really good at that, unfortunately.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Pinkwool, formerly Fluffy Ewe said...

Wow, I thought fucknut was hubby's own lil word he created. Guess not! Is bitch hog in your vocab too? (Don't ask)

Yeah its aimed at gender neutral colors but Im sure they get more red scarves than any other color. Don't worry about it hon. :)

9:12 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

well, I'm corrected too.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucknut and bitch hog. I love it all.

Oh, I will take a side order of crow with that! Hee



10:32 AM  
Blogger hannah said...

I guess I was one of those 10% of knitters who did a non-red scarf for the Red Scarf Project as I AM one of those people who don't look good in red. I figured we non-red-wearing people need to stick together, so my orphan will be getting a nice warm blue/brown scarf and matching hat :)

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh! I love the way you all get on your own cases!!! Hey give yourselves a break only "GOD" is perfect. Don't go kicking yourself too much you have K.A.Y.E. going on and you knit for that little guy Allen? is it? You can only do so much, if you change only your little corner of the world you have done more than your fair share. You Knitters are such caring and giving people. And yes I got "K"nitters from you know who's book!!! Love, Mom

11:37 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Wow - and I thought I just loved the PFD I had when I was a little girl becuase it was pretty. I had no idea I was engaged in such a vigorous exploration and demonstration of my gender identity. Huh.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Well, I had no idea what PFD was! thanks for enlightening this idjit!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Thursday said...

Pink and Blue use to not be gender specific colors. I have read that blue became more associated with boys around the first and second world wars when the navy became popular.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I'm glad to hear they accept other colors, too. Now we can feel sorry for anyone wearing any scarf, because you never know... it might be one of those Orphan Scarves...

12:49 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I never read fine print. Gives me a headache. Besides, if they really wanted us to read it, they'd put it regular-sized so that half-blind middle-aged people, like, me, could see it ... oh, and they wouldn't use all of that jargon, either. That gives me a headache, too.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Hey, I thought they only took red too. I would never call you stupid under any circumstances, no matter what a fucknut you might be. ;-)

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

People are insane. I knit my husband a red sweater and was taken aback by the number of people who said to me, "he'll wear that color?). WTF? I thought if you mentioned color when it wasn't germain to the story it made you a colorist?!?

6:35 AM  

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