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« on: August 10, 2010 08:42:29 PM »

-  Someone says "look for the Cascade in the basement" and you go looking for pretty yarn in it.
-  You can't wait for unseasonal winter temperatures to show up, so you can stop dealing with cotton knits
-  You get mad at your spouse/partner for buying knit objects
-  You fondle yarn in public
-  Your reading list reads like the who's who of yarn
-  You have to move your current project to find other things under it
-  You officially hate one stitch (usually the stitch that 1st makes it into your projects)

Discuss.  (Or add more!)
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 04:11:53 AM »

-You own more yarn than your mother.
-You have to stop yourself from fondling handknits worn by strangers. Especially in public.
-You can look at any handknit and have a good idea of how it's made. Also what yarn you would make it in.
-Your handbag has two knitting projects in it. Plus a notebook full of knitting ideas.
-The only reason you passed 1st year university computing was because you related it to knitting.
-You always know where a sewing needle is, plus a pair of scissors and tape-measure.
-You have a scar on your bum from when you sat on a dpn.
-You are famous among your friends for your knitting.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010 07:33:36 AM »

Haha, these are great! More than one of these has applied to me!  I'll have to try and think of one or two to add, keep 'em coming though!
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010 10:11:10 AM »

I've noticed myself fondling yarn and random fabrics that look knitted.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010 04:39:31 PM »

You take a knitted sweater you find at a thrift shop unravel it because you liked the yarn.

You take above mentioned knitted sweater and make it into a new improved sweater
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2010 05:42:17 AM »

You're watching a TV show or movie and all you can thing is 'look at the ribbing on that guy's sweater!'

and you're sad when the scene ends because there's no knitwear to look at in the next scene.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010 08:21:42 AM »

You're watching a TV show or movie and all you can thing is 'look at the ribbing on that guy's sweater!'

and you're sad when the scene ends because there's no knitwear to look at in the next scene.


Oh, yea, that is a big one for me! I'm always tugging my hubby's arm saying "Look!! That (insert object here) looks like it is a handknit!!"
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2010 10:15:23 AM »

Your reaction to fashion magazines is more "I want to make that!" than "I want to buy that!"
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2010 12:22:04 AM »

-You barely contain your laughs when you're knitting in public and a stranger comes up and asks if you're quilting
-You have yarn that you know will be something special someday, but you don't know what it is yet (and that is why balls of yarn from your overflowing stash rain down on you when you open your closet door)
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2010 09:58:04 AM »

-You barely contain your laughs when you're knitting in public and a stranger comes up and asks if you're quilting

This has happened to you?!?!? Wow, that is just... wow.
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2010 03:26:57 PM »

It has!  People also confuse it with crochet all the time, but that's more understandable...
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2010 06:07:40 PM »

Ha!  Since when does quilting look anything like knitting?  Or vice versa?  *is puzzled*

You know you are a knitter when you end up on Queen St in Toronto, and you end up saying to yourself..."I already have yarn, a knit chek, and a pair of needles" and you still end up disappointed when Romni wasn't open.

You know you are a knitter when you end up wanting to call Lettuce Knit to confirm your order of a book by the Yarn Harlot, and comtemplating asking the Harlot herself to sign it by going to a Knit Night.  (...and you are going to university that's two and a half hours away).
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010 06:26:39 AM »

It has!  People also confuse it with crochet all the time, but that's more understandable...

Wow! That's crazy! And you're right: I can understand much more if people get knitting and crocheting confused as opposed to knitting and quilting...
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2010 08:03:50 AM »

I'm new to knitting, but these applied when I was just crocheting before:

-You're knitting in public and people ask you what it's like to be amish
-Your stupid male relatives make fun of you for knitting, and you inform them that its extremely unwise to make fun of a person that has a large supply of sharp pointy objects in their bag.
-You wish you called in sick to work because you'd rather be knitting then sitting in a cubicle
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2010 01:40:07 PM »

-Your stupid male relatives make fun of you for knitting, and you inform them that its extremely unwise to make fun of a person that has a large supply of sharp pointy objects in their bag.

Nice. I'm going to have to use this one sometime  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2010 10:49:44 AM »

I'm new to knitting, but these applied when I was just crocheting before:

-You're knitting in public and people ask you what it's like to be amish
-Your stupid male relatives make fun of you for knitting, and you inform them that its extremely unwise to make fun of a person that has a large supply of sharp pointy objects in their bag.
-You wish you called in sick to work because you'd rather be knitting then sitting in a cubicle

Amish?  *looks around for my biggest and sharpest needles*

Ah,  my male friends all think it's strange to knit things when you can buy them!

-  You know your a knitter when your girlfriend/boyfriend/s/o tells you that you can buy socks/shawls/scarves at Walmart for the fraction of the price.  (I just got that a week ago...*growls*)
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2010 10:57:39 AM »

I'm new to knitting, but these applied when I was just crocheting before:

-You're knitting in public and people ask you what it's like to be amish
-Your stupid male relatives make fun of you for knitting, and you inform them that its extremely unwise to make fun of a person that has a large supply of sharp pointy objects in their bag.
-You wish you called in sick to work because you'd rather be knitting then sitting in a cubicle

Amish?  *looks around for my biggest and sharpest needles*

Ah,  my male friends all think it's strange to knit things when you can buy them!

-  You know your a knitter when your girlfriend/boyfriend/s/o tells you that you can buy socks/shawls/scarves at Walmart for the fraction of the price.  (I just got that a week ago...*growls*)

You'd be surprised how many people have this opinion about knitting (and even crafting in general to an extent).  I tell those people that I knit because I enjoy the creative process and I like that I can have something customized just for me, whether it be size, shape, pattern, colors, etc. I also get something unique that you can't find in Walmart!  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2010 11:20:53 AM »

Amish?  *looks around for my biggest and sharpest needles*

Ah,  my male friends all think it's strange to knit things when you can buy them!

-  You know your a knitter when your girlfriend/boyfriend/s/o tells you that you can buy socks/shawls/scarves at Walmart for the fraction of the price.  (I just got that a week ago...*growls*)

My male friends think its strange too. But then I point out that while they spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on their hobbies (cars, snowmobiles, video games, etc), My hobbies are relatively cheap and have less chance of breaking or destroying mass quantities of brain cells....then they ask me to make them stuff for Christmas.


And while you can buy winter apparel at walmart for a fraction of the price, its crappy materials, shoddy machine craftsmanship, cookie cutter variety styles and doesn't give you the immense satisfaction of knowing the money you spent went to something worthwhile.



...can't you tell I've made these arguments a few times? Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2010 11:50:05 AM »

Agreed.  I rather spend the money on materials to create something, than get something mass produced.  (I have a set of winter accessories which I adore - they are superwash wool, and I know I can get the set cheaper at Walmart, but this means that I don't have the satisfaction of making it or customizing it...)

I hate stocking stitch, and most of my modified patterns don't have stocking stitch in them!
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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2010 08:02:30 AM »

Agreed.  I rather spend the money on materials to create something, than get something mass produced.  (I have a set of winter accessories which I adore - they are superwash wool, and I know I can get the set cheaper at Walmart, but this means that I don't have the satisfaction of making it or customizing it...)

I hate stocking stitch, and most of my modified patterns don't have stocking stitch in them!

Definitely, it was may rewarding to make it.  Plus the customization is endless!! What if you are allergic to wool and the mass produced item was wool? You could make it yourself with a cotton or something.  What if the mass produced item was made of a really cheap yucky yarn and you had this gorgeous (insert awesome yarn here) that would be PERFECT to recreate the mass produced item? It is a no brainer.  Handmade it is!
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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2010 11:21:00 AM »

I saw a beautiful sweater at wal-mart but it was super cheap and didn't fit right and was much too thin.. So I'm making my own version, adding more cables and making it out of alpaca/acrylic so it's warmer and I can wash it. Take that Wal-mart!
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« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2010 08:14:58 AM »

You know you are a knitter when you have unseasonally cold temperatures, you are the first to wear something woollen, no matter how inappropriate!

You know you are a knitter, when you actually look forward to cold/cooler weather, so you can show off your new finished projects.

You know you are a knitter when a friend asks you to knit something in a wildly "ugly" colour for him or her, and she/he offers to pay you in yarn.  (I've had that happen already - it was a lacey scarf, and I sent him off to search for the perfect (for him) yarn.)
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2010 05:29:03 PM »

You know your a knitter when you walk around everywhere with knitting needles stuck in your bun, hair bun that is. Or cable needle. Or darning needles. lol
You know your a knitter when you keep that fact that your a knitter to yourself so a million family members won't ask you to make them something.

That's all I got and they both apply to me. lol.
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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2010 12:14:04 PM »

You know you're a knitter when you start at a new school and search for a student lounge that would be comfy to knit in instead of study.
You know you're a knitter when you think a 10 min bus ride to class is too short because you won't be able to get any knitting done on the bus.
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2010 06:28:56 AM »

Oh lordy, I've been comtemplating knitting on my bus ride to the mall, but it's usually too short and too fucking crowded to do anything at that time.

I usually knit in my dorm room - I've actually finished a lacy scarf and a few knitted bunnies.  I need to finish another scarf and a few dishcloths for xmas.
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