If you don't know what I'm talking about, go read this entry. I do not want to throw a bucket of kerosene onto the flames, so let me just say, plain and simple, I support the Yarn Harlot. She has the right to say whatever she wants on her blog and she is a shining example to all of us how taking the high road -- being civil and kind, in addition to all the other things she is, like funny and smart -- is the way to go. (And I know that I fall short of her standard sometimes, since I am way too fond of going for the cheap laugh.)
Please don't link to any other blogs in the comments or name any names, but if you too support the Yarn Harlot, stop by her blog and leave a nice supportive comment.
The internet has the capacity to do amazing things, to bring people together, to foster the sharing of knowledge, to nudge our creativity, to create links where none would otherwise have existed. But, alas, like everything else in life, it also has the capacity for harm. Today, I'm standing up for someone who is an inspiration to all bloggers: she blogs regularly and impeccably, she has parlayed a love of knitting into a successful career, she has helped create all sorts of connections within the crafting community, and she has done so much to further the craft that we all love. You may not always agree with what she writes (or you may!), you may not read her regularly (or you may!), but you have to respect her. She has earned that, and more.
I support the Yarn Harlot.