I saw an old episode (1989) of Roseanne last night where her parents drop in unannounced. Rosanne's mother was knitting what I guess was a hat on some big honking double-pointed needles -- and she actually was knitting (none of that fake TV knitting)...
Needless to say, I was much more interested in the rerun once I saw the knitting on screen!
Do you remember the episode where Roseannes mother falls out of bed after having a romp with a man and injures her pelvis and tells everyone she fell in the bathtub? Then Roseanne has to go have a "the" talk with her and her mother says "Well, I would just rather be knitting". I laughed so hard, I was crying....because so would I!!!!
I'm feeling so guilty. I gave my son a box of granny squares for a "Rosanne" afghan last Christmas. I'm almost through sewing it up! He keeps asking if his afghan is done. It's just been so hot. Geez...there goes mother of the year! Again!
I don't have a problem with authority, I just have a problem with people telling me what to do.