Rabble Rouser

I've been swarmed.  Lucky for me, this lot is pretty good-natured.  There's more where they came from, too.  Did you know that the collective noun for butterflies is "Rabble"?  No better description for an unruly profusion, in my opinion.

Furthermore, A Rabble-rouser is a person who speaks with the intent to stir the passions of their audience.  Just like knitters.  Here are a few you may have heard misquoted, elsewhere:

"Give me Free Patterns, or give me Death!" -  Patricia Henry

"And so, my Fellow Knitters, ask not what yarn can do for you.  Ask what you can do for yarn!" -  Jeanine Fitzsimmons Kennedy

"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of knitters and the sons of crocheters  will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood." -  Martina Louanne King

"The only thing we have to fear is Moths, themselves!" -  Francis Delores Roosevelt

"We shall defend our yarn stash, whatever the cost may be!  We shall knit on the beaches, we shall knit on the landing grounds, we shall knit in the fields and in the streets, we shall knit in the hills; we shall never surrender." -  Winnifred Churchill

Stirring words, aren't they?  Just makes me wanna get out there and start something. 

Like maybe a cardigan.