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Topic: How RUDE! Knitting comment in Glamour Magazine  (Read 2292 times)
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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2006 07:17:22 AM »

Yeah, I wouldnt take too much offence to that.  If she meant it as an insult to knitters, shes clearly very closed minded, and it really wouldnt be worth getting up in arms about.  Needless to say, we all know that if she meant it like that, shes totally wrong  Grin  We knitters are awesome.

I dont know why knitting of all crafts seems to always have a negative aura around it.  Like, when I knit, people often come up to me and are like "My grandmother knit, you seem a little young to take up this craft."  And its like,such an ageless craft, if people could see the things I make (stuffed boobs, spaghetti monster dolls, etc.) it would be clear that its not just sweaters with pom-pons and afgans, and if you do that, thats totally ok.  We all put creative spins on it.

Well, thats my morning craft-related rant.  Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2006 09:38:02 AM »

I really took her comment as self-deprecating... like someone else said, perhaps she's not a very good knitter and she's just saying, "No one wants to see what would happen if I picked up the needles." Like I would say, "Watch out or I might start dancing... and nobody wants [to see] that." It's not at all a bag on dancing -- it's a bag on my dancing skills (or lack thereof). In fact, it's a compliment to dancers -- they can do something that I absolutely cannot. So maybe we should take it as a compliment. Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2006 10:26:15 AM »

I'm chewing the insides of my cheeks while knitting, how do you like them apples Miss Chicago???


"The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference." -Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2006 11:02:17 AM »

I'm chewing the insides of my cheeks while knitting, how do you like them apples Miss Chicago???

heh, me too.  I have a cycle of bad habits (nail biting, hair twirling, and cheek biting) and I usually do only one during a given length of time, generally it switches yearly or so.  Since taking up knitting, I figured I'd be able to stop, but now I'm doing all three.  whoops.
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