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« on: September 13, 2008 02:28:29 PM »

Do you guys ever go out and see things that you know are crocheted and instead of buying it you go home and try to make it?

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008 04:43:09 PM »

I don't actually go try to make it,  but I won't buy something that is crocheted. It's like my conscience refuses to let me spend $$ on something that I could make myself if I wanted it. I'm a weirdo like that Undecided Wink

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008 07:53:59 AM »

I generally don't buy things that are crochet, unless it's a place like a street fair and I'm buying it from the person who made it. I know how long it can take, and how much work goes into a crochet piece. I also know that crochet as of yet cannot be done by a machine (I think.) I feel like the mass-marketer is making all the money on a piece that the crocheter was probably paid six cents to make. But on the other hand, am I depriving that person of her future six cents if I don't buy it? AAACCKKK!
But as far as copying goes, most of my things that were "inspired" in the way you're talking about end up much different. My current project is a hooded jacket which began life "inspired" by a tank top!

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008 04:32:46 PM »

Yes, though it's usually something I seen in a movie that I can't actually buy, rather than seeing it in a store.

That said, I too, have those contradictory feelings about buying something from the artist/crocheter vs the retailer/massmarketer.

« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008 06:04:43 PM »

Do you guys ever go out and see things that you know are crocheted and instead of buying it you go home and try to make it?
All the time!!  Like just the other day I saw thise cool neckwarmer/cowl thingy, but it was 50 bucks and knitted which is way beyond me & my wallet, so I have a post about the turtleneck top-down sweater.  ANd I have a whole folder full of pictures that I want to own them, but I am too much of a cheapskate to buy them.

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