I often listen to the American radio network NPR online. Last week, during an interview on the news quiz show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me with a woman who knits sweaters for featherless chickens, comedian Mo Rocca took a swipe at homemade sweaters, calling them “itchy”.

American knitters swiped right back, and this week, Rocca apologized for his use of “the i-word”. You can hear both the original clip and Rocca’s retraction on the WWDTM site.

While the slight did net him an offer of a soft handmade sweater from some Ravelry members, Rocca’s troubles are unlikely to end there. His apology makes some pretty uneducated references to alpaca!

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