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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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