31 January 2007
we have all probably heard about this by now. but not only has a generation of new knitters and individuals like if i were rosemary woodhouse / Yarn Over Movement [Tara Lynn’s Flickr name / Tara Lynn’s MySpace store] and photographer Terry Richardson added sexyness, grit and reality to knitters previous gentle image, a group of entrepreneurial knitting nuns are in hiding after running up a debt of over a million dollars.
*“Greece’s authoritative Kathimerini newspaper reported that the knitting business began to unravel when the nuns accrued massive debts after attending foreign fashion shows in a bid to keep up with the latest designs in woollen garments. They are then believed to have mortgaged the monastery of Kyrikos and Ioulittis to the hilt to pay off the debt.
With the banks demanding the money back, Greece’s holy synod says it is confronting one of its worst crises ever involving an order of nuns.”*
i just have to say- bring it on sisters!
More at The Guardian.
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