Thursday, 8 March 2012

Fame at last?

I was pottering about on the internet the other day, checking Facebook, reading blogs, when I read a rather interesting post over at Crochet with Cris about a rapidly growing politically motivated knitting campaign that had started (I think) earlier that day. Her post is here. It's all to do with the ludicrous notion currently gaining ground in America that women shouldn't have access to contraception. An idea was sparked to knit or crochet female reproductive parts and post them to the various Congressmen in favour of it, in an attempt to demonstrate how strongly the idea is opposed by American women.

Curious, I wandered over to the Ravelry group to see what was going on, and was pleasantly surprised to see a link to my Crocheted Uterus pattern in the forum, in the list of suggested patterns to use. I didn't think much more of it until yesterday evening.

A friend of a friend posted a link on Facebook to an article on, clearly just thinking that it was a pretty cool thing people were doing and that others on her friends list would be interested. My friend commented on how small a world it was, as she knew one of the pattern designers in the article. Sure enough, when I followed the link and read the article and there it was. A link to my blog (the post featuring the pattern being released) in the list of suggested patterns to use!

I was understandably surprised, but at the same time feel quite honoured to be even slightly involved in such an important campaign. I've already spotted two new projects using the pattern on Ravelry, and hopefully more will follow.

On a more selfish note, it was pleasing to see my blog stats quadruple in the last few days, and a massive spike in the number of downloads of the pattern from Ravelry.


  1. If only I was a hooker.........perhaps someday I'll be a hooker and I'll make this and send it to the misguided buttholes......

  2. Kathleen D'Angelo9 March 2012 at 04:24

    Oh, awesome, I'd been wanting to make your (wonderfully shaped!) uterus pattern, and now having an awesome cause to make it for?  So much better.  :D

    One of those spike-in-downloads downloads of your pattern was me, just now.  I'm looking forward to making it!

  3. This cracked me up! Congrats on your fame, but call me old/old fashioned as I will not be knitting nor crocheting any body parts!   This whole anti -contraception notion is quite ludicrous to me. Just how many wives of those opponents use it?  Sheesh!  Talk about a leap backwards in women's rights.

  4. Ooooh, get you and your new found fame ;) So cool that something you designed has been used for a great cause, and yay for the impact on your blog stats too ;)

  5. This is so neat! It is a cool pattern, so it does need some attention : )
    If I could crochet properly I would totally make one to send to the governor of my state (who is one of those jerks). 

  6. There are knitting patterns linked too - the one on Knitty is brilliant.

  7. Well, you can always knit one!

  8. Shateen Lichter9 March 2012 at 15:42

    oooh congrats! that is WAY exciting! 

  9. To be famous for being connected to your incredible pattern AND to such an important cause is thrilling!  Congratulations.


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