I know this is old news, but it keeps me entertained day after day and makes me smile when see it in different blogs. How USOC got 2 million pairs of (knitted) knickers in a twist, that is. Don't get me wrong, that cease and desist letter should have been formulated just a tad more tactfully, but what really amuses me is the actual force and velocity of the social network storm and the immediate reaction to it. But above all, I find it absolutely comical that these guys have the self-esteem to ask for knitted freebies for the Olympic team (cf. previous link); I mean, most knitters don't knit stuff even for the people they like, let alone for someone who has just called your hobby/lifestyle/profession a degrading dabbling.
My awful morning begins when I realize I 've run out of my favourite strawberry cereals. On the other hand, it might be unnerving to wake up and comprehend that the target group you've just insulted are equipped with sharp needles and garrotte-like cables. (Though one of my fave threats created by this faux-pas was voiced by one knitters who commented in one of the articles I read as follows: the cat food manufacturing sponsors of the Olympic team are going to take a nosedive).
Here's a song to go with everybody's newly acquired knitting badass rep: