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Saturday Scarf

21 November 2009
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Headed north for a nostalgic jaunt to Swarthmore, Pa. Stay tuned for a report on their yarn shop (back in MY day, you had to go back HOME to buy yarn…).

Meanwhile, here’s a scarf in progress, on the road.

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  1. 19 March 2010 12:28 pm

    my dear! a ‘nostalgic’ trip to Smore implies former connexions there… I went to that college for a difficult 2 years in the late ’50’s, keeping my attention in subjects taught as irrelevant by knitting under the desk… learned how to knit lefthanded so as I didn’t hafta haul the piece up in the air to turn it around (some professors had scathing remarx to make about knitting) (but campus legend told of scathing returns from cheeky knitters!!)
    And also: I grew up in Hingham, where I see thous shalt soon also go…
    You have my best regards on 3 counts, then!

    • Kathleen permalink*
      6 April 2010 11:24 am

      Hello! Yes, I attended Swarthmore — though they definitely weren’t letting us knit in class during the ’90s! I wish they had…and would love to hear the responses the knitters had to the professors!

  2. 6 April 2010 12:44 pm

    Okay!! you asked for it (remembering the unevolved ’50’s will give more of a jolt to these racy exchanges…)

    Miss Becker! (or other knitter spotted in the lecture hall– these little spars were credited to Dr Gleitman, a rather dramatic psychology professor with a suspect ‘German’ accent) Miss Becker, do you realize that KNITTING is a form of MASTURBATION??

    Herself: Dr Gleitman, when I knit, I knit. When I masturbate, I masturbate.

    Or: Dr. Gleitman, you do it your way, and I’ll do it mine.

    One of my biggest upsets with S’more was the total absence of any courses that involed TOUCHING ANYTHING. Spent my best hours in Trotter basement with a chem prof’s wife who instructed cloisonne work. That, and some great sweaters— Ted Nelson, a Giant senior when I was a freshman, son of Ralph Nelson tv director and Celeste Holm, made a film The Epiphany of Slocum Furlough in his spare time— that’s me in there, dropping a terrible tangle of knitting in class. I was working 3 colors, it was a spectacular mess!

    Did they still have Giants on Campus when you were there? And Folk Festival Weekend? and was the Crum meadow still full of daffodils?

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