Rejection. Not good with it.
Rejected as an "original" knitter in a One-Skein Knit Contest.
The envelope came in the mail today from Portland, Oregon's Yarn Garden. Not that I expected to win first prize--or second. Maybe a "Thanks for the thought" consolation greeting.
But nothing? And they enclosed everything in my return envelope--
OSU (Oregon State University) amulet, carefully knit in school's colors,
New York City's 2007 condom (good through 2011),
Female condom (you don't see these every day),
How-to instructions (see above), and
#15 of my handmade, bright yellow zine (hey, pass it along to a local woman--with the condoms).
No note. Not even a printed form, "We had so many entries..."
How about a message of sisterhood in the struggle for Safe Sex. Nada. You think they're telling me something: SAFE SEX not appropriate for knit competition?
Guess I'll have to tell my grandson that Grandma is too edgy for the yarn store in his neighborhood-- and I pull my hood up when we walk by. Tell my knitting buddies at www.KnitaCondomAmulet.com. And Pearl Chin at KnittKnitty City.
And I'll have to go public in the Knit/Crochet a Condom Amulet group on RAVELRY, the 6,000 member online group. (By the time you read this probably up to 7,000.)
[Enlarge the amulet image to read the pattern. I'll be posting on Ravelry soon. If your're a member, find me there as aLittleRedHen.]