OK, so I flung my response out there into the blogosphere as well, following up on what Laurie's already well-written, making my point to help represent crocheters in this and link back to CLF. The funnel must be working, 'cuz my stats show a lot of clicks. You can read my take on things here - I'm afraid I wasn't super nice and I'd like to point out, knitting once was an Olympic event: http://aberrantcrochet.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/its-jocks-vs-the-ge.... Stupidness. But I also see that lemonade could come from lemons. And I think it's double awesome Laurie that your post got picked up nationally like that. Crochet - represent!
My main thing now is I do plan to crochet something to mail to the USOC. Just like broccoli sent to the White House. They've disparaged hand-makers, not just with this letter, but through former stunts as well. So I personally feel like making a statement in a more direct way. I was trying to decide between shipping them a granny square or a crochet bacon strip. I was leaning bacon, just 'cuz. Anyone else?