Bear with me for a few moments while I share this hilariousness.
I frequently read a blog belonging to a woman named Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. She’s a very talented knitter, accomplished author and all around great writer/comedian. She is The Yarn Harlot. Even if you don’t knit, her blog is totally entertaining.
Back in August, she posted a blog about spotting Greg Kinnear in an airport and being too chicken to talk to him or even take his picture, she attempted to take his picture without actually holding the camera up to her face. Instead, she held the camera at the level of her purse. She was not successful in getting Greg Kinnear’s picture, but she did invent the word “kinnearing.” What’s really great is that here we are just a couple of months later and that word has been added to the Urban Dictionary, has been made official by The New York Times and has even come to the attention of Greg Kinnear himself who admitted on Conan’s show that he has tried some “kinnearing” of his own!
This has led to even further craziness with one of The Yarn Harlot’s faithful readers getting a picture of Greg Kinnear at the Early Show WHILE holding up an unfinished knitted sock in the picture. (I guess I should explain that getting pictures of people holding a “knitted sock-in-progress” is one of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s gimmicks. She travels A LOT and meets all kinds of people and asks them to hold her sock for pictures. She also takes pictures of the sock as she tours around various cities…much like someone might photograph a garden gnome in front of the Washington Monument. Just scroll through some of her previous blogs…you’ll see what I’m talking about.)
And here’s a great one! Another loyal Yarn Harlot reader recently met Barrack Obama and GOT HIM TO HOLD HER UNFINISHED SOCK FOR A PICTURE!
I’m not sure what to say except that those are some gutsy knitters!