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Topic: who thinks knitting is dumb? Do people look at you weirdly when you knit?  (Read 361 times)
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« on: February 04, 2008 06:58:37 AM »

Hi! So, i'm at school, and i'm writing a feature article about knitting. I'm an avid knitter, and love it, but, i was just wondering, how many of you craftsters think that lots of other people think knitting is dumb, or think knitting is dumb yourself? We all know that it's awesome, but i just need some opinions. I can't find any articles about knitting and what people think about it on the internet. I have, however, found TONS of articles that tell you HOw to knit, and lots of blogs that could potentially hav good info, but my school blocks "web logs and personal pages" whenever i try to click on a link like that, it sends me away. argh. Reply please! And thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008 07:14:48 AM »

I certainly don't think that knitting is dumb, and I really don't think that the general public thinks that it's dumb either. I think that there's a general consensus, however, that knitting is only for old people, and is only good for making unfashionable sweaters and other things that younger generations wouldn't be interested in. This probably comes from the fact that we grew up in a society that constantly wants instant gratification, and the idea of making something that may take longer than a day or even a couple of hours to make isn't desirable when you could just go buy it from the store. Even so there's been the recent surge of younger knitters and crocheters that's beginning to bring back the craft and proving that it's not just for old granny's and that the stuff you make can be fun and stylish.

Hope this helps. I'm actually thinking of doing a similar topic (but more on crafting in general) for a project in one of my classes this semester.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008 07:28:26 AM »

Since this part of the forums is devoted to knitting, you probably won't find anyone here who thinks knitting is dumb.  However, the topic has been discussed repeatedly here, so why not browse these threads:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=12058.0

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=7176.0
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