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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I am not a bigot

I believe that crochet has a place in this world. I really do. I may even try it someday. I bought Deb Stollers book The Happy Hooker, and looked through it. I liked looking through it. (which is a good sign. Often with "crafty things" books, they get consigned to be sold on eBay or placed somewhere in the vicinity of the trash can, depending) What I am having trouble with is an idea that seems pervasive in the knit/crochet world now. That is the idea that all your knitting must be festooned with crochet. Or vice versa.

Hey - it looks great, don't get me wrong, but I see two problems.

Problem 1.) The knitters who do not crochet are not going to be able to make something they otherwise might love making/wearing.

Problem 2) The crocheters who do not knit are not going to be able to make something they otherwise might love making/wearing.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

AWWWWWW . . . Crud

I didn't make it. I tried, I knit my hands bald. I ripped and knit and ripped and knit. I didn't finish the sleeves. Damn. Oh Well. I am still an Olympian Knitter!

I think I would have finished if I had been working from a pattern. Since I wasn't I ripped as I kept having ideas. I did it though, I challenged myself. HAH! Not so cruddy after all.