Those of you who attended this year’s Berkshire Conference may have noticed a small cadre of us knitting while listening to sessions. I had intended to bring my digital camera to capture all the creativity that was going on around me, but since I’m an air-head, on Lamictal which makes me more of an air-head, I forgot to bring it with me. So, I’ve substituted the photo above from an American Experience documentary. Apparently, ER used to knit in UN meetings, not just in the privacy of the White House. So, the next time someone gives me a hard time for knitting in Senate or some other faculty meeting, I’ll dig out this key fact.
Some of you who attended the Berkshire conference noticed that there are a few of us, including yours truly, who like to knit during sessions. I was overjoyed to see that the number of fiber freaks is steadily growing. I had intended to bring my digital camera so that I could capture some of us in action. However, I’m a forgetful one so, I’ve substituted the one above — apparently the lady herself knitted during U.N. meetings, not just in the privacy of the White House. So, the next time someone flips me sh*t for knitting in a meeting, I’ll show them this photo.