You guys know I love the guys at the Pensblog, right? I mean, they are completely famous and they have a killer blog and they’re awesome.
I don’t want you to think that I’m taking issue with them in my latest post over at the magazine about Michelle, The Knitting Lady, who you often see on TV knitting in her seat at Pens games.
Well, the guys at the Pensblog noticed her just this past November and they wrote their game summary under the headline, “Who knits at a hockey game?”
Indeed. Who knits at a hockey game?
The writers didn’t say anything too terrible about her, but their readers had lots of things to say. Some defended her, but others weren’t too happy:
- Shame on the knitter, wtf? that’s some kind of message to the pens bench…
- Have to comment on the knitter- she sat next to me at Game 6 of the SCF. We were in Igloo W for that game; seats on the glass. She was knitting then too. That pissed me off more than the Wings fan on the other side of me who tried to eat my hot dog.
- it may be calming, but it’s also lame…knit at home.
- All knitting supporters are jokes! There was a woman in my row knitting at the Pens/Caps game last season in DC and we thought it was quite fitting for some twatbag to be knitting at a Caps game. The fact that someone was doing it at the Igloo during the game is embarrassing; let somebody who wants to watch the game go and go knit somewhere else.
Outside of the Pensblog, you can find mention of her in other places, usually fans asking or tweeting, “Did you see that lady?! What the hell?!”
Go read the five questions I posed to her via email and you’ll learn why she knits at games, how she became a hockey fan, and how she felt about the anger and insults directed toward her.
I hope it will help you understand her a little better and come to recognize her as a die-hard Penguins fan who likes to knit.
Also, I seriously covet that scarf she’s wearing in the second picture.