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southern5footer
« on: May 05, 2007 10:32:24 PM »

I have been teaching myself how to knit slowly. So far only the knit stitch and and the purl stitch and very very very basic straight items.

My boyfriend always calls it crocheting and I always correct him and tell him crocheting has one needle and it has a hook. And he always says something about how no guy would know the difference.

I left a scarf I am working on sitting on the coffee table and my 8 year old cousin came in and said "who knits."

And I laughed and said see boyfriend, some guys know the difference and my little cousin looked at boyfriend and said "DUH! Knitting needles look way different than crochet!"

haha. I thought you might enjoy that as much as me! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007 10:19:40 AM »

It's not just guys who get it wrong.  Lots of people do.   I do both. Most often what ever I am doing gets called knitting.  I haven't been knitting long enough to have knitting called crochet we'll see. As crocheter first, I've always called a hook, a hook never a needle.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007 01:20:55 PM »

that story is so cute!!!  Grin   it's funny my hubby thinks my knitting crocheting, and sewing are all "old lady hobbies"
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007 01:23:50 PM »

hehehehehe! same thing happened  except it was with crossstich
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007 02:12:32 PM »

I taught myself to knit with double-pointed needles a few days ago.  I took my practice tube to night-class just to keep working on it, and people started walking in, amazed at all the needles.  Most people got it right until one girl walked in and asked "Is that crochet?"

Crochet with quadruple the number of needles . . .
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007 04:59:35 PM »

My boyfriend always calls knitting "sewing". No matter how many times I correct him, he just can't seem to remember (even though he's always defending himself with, "Yeah, I know that...") :p

I feel weird when people ask me what I'm crocheting, when I'm actually knitting, because I don't want to sound all snobby when I say that I'm knitting...but I also don't want to leave them thinking that I can crochet... *sigh* I'm probably just worrying too much.
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southern5footer
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2007 07:54:31 PM »

hehe. i am glad to see others feel this.
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