Warning: Today's post contains controversial, disturbing content. The photograph that follows graphically portrays yarn in extremely troubling circumstances. Sensitive knitters and crocheters are urged to exercise caution.
My friend Clarity snapped this shocking photograph while traveling in Argentina. If you are a fiber person of tender sensibilities, you may wish to stop reading now ...
Caged yarn, yearning to be free!
My first thought on seeing it was, hey this could be the basis for a new game: Angry Knitters. Just like the bluebirds and redbirds and whatever those yellow birds are in Angry Birds, you could have a game where knitters hurl needles, ball winders, tape measures, sock blockers, etc. in an attempt to free caged cashmere.
And what if the knitters hurling the knitting paraphernalia were dead ringers for yarn world celebrities: the Yarn Harlot, Cookie A, Norah Gaughan, Jared Flood?
Imagine what fun you could have with the environments. One could be the WEBS warehouse. Another could be Rheinbeck. Another could be the Shetland Islands.
Every now and then, instead of getting a golden egg, you might collect free Signature Needles, or perhaps a set of Addi Lace interchangeables.
The possibilities are endless!