Originally Posted by suzeeq
I thought Rosie did needlepoint?
I just did a little research, and it looks like I've been spelling his name wrong -- it's Rosey, short for Roosevelt. Oops. I was also wrong about when he played football -- looks like he started in the 50s and continued into the 60s. I guess I thought 70s because that's when Match Game was on. Anyway, it looks like he did both knitting and needlepoint. He apparently wrote a needlepoint book for men, so maybe he's more known for that. I know they talked about knitting on the show, though.
ETA: Okay, I think I'm going
. I just asked DH whether Rosey did knitting or needlepoint, and he said he thought needlepoint. So now I'm wondering whether I remembered the whole thing wrong, and it was only Gene Rayburn who was a knitter. I did find references to Rosey as a knitter through google, but his Wikipedia entry doesn't mention it (though it does say he liked needlepoint and macrame). So, to set the record straight, Rosey may or may not have been a knitter, but he for sure did needlepoint and wrote a book about it. And Gene Rayburn for sure knit socks, because I distinctly remember them showing a picture of him with them. I know that no one else probably cares about this, but I hate the idea of posting wrong information. In the unlikely chance that I ever see that Match Game episode again, I will update here to confirm it either way. For anyone who made it this far, thank you for your patience.