ALERT: Last night, a gang of witty Fearrington knitters tagged a tree in front of McIntyre’s with scarves. On the scarves are snarky fake book titles like Smart Beer by Bud Wiser and Robots by Anne Droid. One title, Falling Trees by Tim Burr, made me jump back! I was, after all, standing under a tree. That title may just be an homage to Pitbull and Ke$ha.
These crafty ne’er-do-wells didn’t stop at one tree –you’ll find homemade scarves, flowers, and puppets on plants around the village. Red toadstools are lurking near Roost (no fabric fairies dancing around them yet).
The scarves got me thinking of the best insults I’ve read over the years. In Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice says of men : “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me.” (Editor’s note: we just brought Shakespearean insult bandages into the store.) Mystery author and king of one-liners Raymond Chandler penned, “You talk too damn much and too damn much of it is about you.” Perhaps Chandler had a premonition of overzealous Facebook-ers?
Still on the run, the knitting gang will not stop until, as authorities have assured me, they run out of yarn. Make sure to head to the Village and check them out!