Monday, August 18, 2008

Knitting and Literacy

A library in Canada kicks out a girls' knitting group in order to become more "literacy focused". However, they have a new plan in place to attract younger crowds: video game nights. Huh?! Knitting is a constructive, mental process which challenges the brain with learning to read patterns and charts in multiple languages, doing math calculations, and problem solving to achieve a result. Gaming is pointless entertainment, not a promotion of literacy. This simply does not make sense...

But, as a knitter and avid reader, what do I know about it? :-)

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