Sunday, November 28, 2010


Breaking News, Grass Valley, CA

In a stunning turn of events an unnamed woman has received the first ever knitting brain transplant. A heartrending appeal was made last week asking for any knitter with lace brain cells to spare to contact the Sierra Nevada Hospital in Grass Valley. The woman, asking to remain anonymous, had discovered her inability to knit lace after repeated attempts. “My life’s happiness depends on this.” she declared. “Though I know it isn’t a life threatening disability, and possibly considered trivial, it affects my entire state of mind and therefore my happiness.

An not altogether rare affliction it is commonly not spoken of in polite circles. Instead the knitter either pretends a disinterest in lace knitting or “just hasn’t found the right pattern.”

The appeal went out over the internet and received considerable attention on Ravelry, a well known website for knitters and even crocheters. Doctors said there was an outpouring of offers and the successful surgery was performed under light anesthesia. The patient was up and knitting within the hour easily reading complex charts. The operation was deemed a total success.

Who the generous donor was is a mystery though speculation that “The Yarn Harlot” may have been involved or even Lorna, founder of Lorna’s Laces might have stepped up. The grateful patient vehemently denied that either well known knitter was involved. “I don’t knit in such rarified air” she declared.


At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You crack me up! I'm glad to hear that the unknown knitter has made such a stunning turn-around. It is truly an inspiring story.


At 2:50 PM, Blogger Sharon said...

Earin, seriously. You have an exceptional talent for writing. The world should hear more from you.


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