It’s come to this: Website by and for knitting enthusiasts bans Trump patterns

It’s come to this: Website by and for knitting enthusiasts bans Trump patterns
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[Ed. – Just when you thought the Left couldn’t get more spiteful toward Republicans, they are now going after knitting circles.]

Kay Thompson isn’t pleased about politics entering into every aspect of life.

And she certainly does not agree with shutting down the opinions one disagrees with. So she was put off when Ravelry, the popular knitting website, banned any projects and patterns that showed President Trump in their design, or users who praised him in their personal profiles.

“To me, to exclude a whole group of people because you don’t agree with their political views seems like you’re kind of practicing exactly what you are claiming you are against,” Thompson said from her knitting shop on East State St. in the charming business district of this town of 12,000.

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Thompson’s shop is a kaleidoscope of color, with stacks of vibrant skeins of yarn enticing even the nonknitter to want to join in the craft. There are also shelves of books filled with patterns and ideas and racks of needles to choose from. At the very center is a long wooden table for knitters to sit across from each other and form friendships.

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