Young women everywhere are picking up needles and proving that knitting isn't just for Gramma. We are here today with the MIT Stitch and Bitch, a group of MIT students and emloyees who gather to share knitting secrets and chat about their bosses. With clicking noises all around, these young women rely on each other for social support, swapping stories of inconsiderate husbands and testy toddlers. We are joined by Little Missy, who says she's been knitting for just over a year.
Little Missy, can you tell us who taught you to knit?
-Well, my boyfriend, actually.-
Fascinating. What is it about knitting that interests you?
-I'm a creative person, which I express in my knitting. And I am very proud of my ability to create a beautiful piece of wearable art from yarn and a couple of sticks.-
Hmmm, yes. That does sound delightful. I'd bet that your boyfriend loves getting handmade sweaters from you.
-Actually, he usually makes sweaters for me.-
Ok...are the MIT Stitch and Bitch girls working on a double-helix scarf?
-Ummm, no. Actually most people are knitting socks right now.-
Well, thank you Little Missy for sharing your experience with us. Good luck with your double-helix scarf.
I guess we'll see how it turns out. Stay tuned...