Tuesday, October 02, 2007

MacGyver Level 3

So, I don't know if you've seen this site or not http://www.cast-on.com/?page_id=123 but it's pretty funny. I believe I've earned at least three badges:

2)The “Proselytize Knitting” Badge - A requirement for all Knitting Scouts, the recipient must do his or her bit to present knitting in a positive light, whilst at the same time avoiding all references to “hipness”, grandmothers, and yoga.

But my proudest one- 3)The “MacGyver” Badge (Level Three) - The recipient must demonstrate clever use of a knitting tool in a non-knitting-related scenario working towards the Greater Good. For instance, recipient used a Clover yarn cutter, a 30” Addi Turbo circular needle, and a copy of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitting Without Tears to foster world peace.

Here's the story: DH was trying to transfer some 30 years old tapes of his dear departed dad singing religious songs. DH's sister has had these tapes for years and she recently found them. She had a stroke last year and isn't herself anymore. But, she does remember the past and loves talking about it. So, DH decided he would take the tapes and put them on cd for his sister and himself. But he was afraid that if he rewound them using the tape player, they would break. Being as they're 30 years old. So, he came to me for help. "I need something to turn the tape with." My response was "use your finger". He didn't like that idea. His fingers are big and it would take forever to rewind the tape that way. We tried a pencil (too small) and various other item. Then, I had an idea! My rubber point protector and a size 2 needle did the trick! So, you see? The Greater Good being dear sister's happiness. Right? Anyway, we are going today to deliver said cds. yee haw!
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Enid said...

ohh brother,,,that is very impressive!! You deffnetly WIn that badget!

CatBookMom said...

Clever, clever idea! I wonder if Richard Dean Anderson knows how much "MacGyver" has become a part of the language. Last week we had to fix a broken hinge on a folding canopy, and one of the knitters said she'd figure out a way to 'MacGyver' it, lol!!

Gotta go check out the link.