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July 17, 2009

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claire warren

We just all get together on this crazy thing called the internet. I love being that "crafty" person, I know that it puts me on outside of things but when the zombies come I'll have a great knitted sweater!

Nia

Make your own damn scarf. I knit for ME.

Challice

Creativity=productivity=me

Is there anything I cant do?

Amanda

I'm KNITTING. Two needles, two eyes? Not a coincidence.

You can buy a pair of socks in 5 minutes. But they're not as nice (or pretty) as mine.

I'm preparing for the apocalypse.

No, I won't knit you something. Or teach you how.

Challice

For a world that endorses? imagination and creativity they sure are suppressing it in different ways. Geesh.

Ilsa

I hate being called "crafty". I tell people I am a "maker" even though that is already a term for something else. I have a greeting card that I picked up 10 years ago that I am saving for just the right person. It reads, "My sympathies on the death of your soul".

dina

I love this one: Yarn ho.

LOL!

I don't know why it cracks me up so much, but it does! I guess I'm just easily entertained!

Emily WK

I didn't comment on the original, but also consider that people are dismissive of these things because they are traditionally women's work.

I recently discovered that I really like baking. I started baking muffins and it was like I had, I don't know, become a 50s housewife all of a sudden. My friends are teasing me BUT STILL EATING MY MUFFINS.

Anyway. Go us. We are interesting, we like to use our knowledge and our minds and our hands to make something that the world has never seen before. That's amazing.

Wendy

That is so cool, Emily:

"People tease me, but they still eat my muffins."

Arlin

"You have your Prozac, I have my knitting. I win."
"I knit, therefore I am awesome."
"Ever heard the word 'from scratch'? No? Oh I see, you're one of those 'frozen' types."

I, too, have always lived in the subculture. Meditation, photography, knitting, writing essays, multilingual... I know how you feel.

M

Crafty? You say that as if it's a *bad* thing.

Lorraine

My slogan:
"No, an artist."

Wendy

Crafty is the new Black! Oh, you don't have any of that? So sorry!

Darci

"Why, yes, I do knit"

"I knit socks because I can"

"Hmm, I can make that"

"Give me 2 sticks and some string, I wil knit you the world"

Collette

Go knit your own socks, bitches made me snort aloud. I'll be thinking, but I don't know if I can come up with anything to top that.

Henna

"I'm smart enough to create useable things"

"Acrylic socks from the supermarket as a present for ME? Are you (bleeb) kidding me? Have you not heard of wool?" (/bamboo/alpaca... and so on)

"I knit cause I'm good at it, and WANT to get even better." (This I usually say to people who I know to have no hobbies.)(Which is sad, so sad...)

RachelRo

Ilsa: "my sympathies on the death of your soul". HA! I just love that one. It's so sad there aren't more things in the world that are bitchy AND classy.

RachelRo

"I see you are mesmerized by my skill. Yes, you may continue staring."
to those annoying people in the airport, wondering why you aren't reading US Weekly.

hooloovoo

I think, therefore I knit.

GinkgoKnits

Knitting: Better than Golf.

Knitting prevents Dementia, don't you wish you knew how?

All you're going to leave behind is old electronics and plastic items from Target. I'm knitting heirlooms that I'll be remembered fondly by.

Knitting allows me to tolerate people like you.

Watching TV rots your brain. Knitting and watching TV produces socks. Which is better? You decide.

You're right this becomes addicting. I'd work to make these more concise but I can barely edit my spelling before the next idea wants attention so I better stop with these.

Mary

Hmmm, this popped into my head:

"After the revolution, I'll be able to bake my own bread, wear things I have made, and entertain myself the the simplest of things. What will you be able to do?"

But also, "Last time I looked, my name wasn't Martha Stewart. git."

And lastly, because I was just listening to the Beastie Boyz..."She's crafty - and she's just my type!"

Liz

"It's a creative person thing. You wouldn't understand."

"I have patience BECAUSE I knit."

Also, I didn't comment on your last entry but I really appreciated it for being so honest... I'm beyond excited about going to Sock Summit because I love to knit socks and I tell people this and I generally get the response of "You're going to a SOCK KNITTING convention? For vacation? Really?!" and it doesn't exactly feel like a criticism, but it does make me feel a little lonely at times. Like I'm not quite geeky enough for my friends because it's a knitting convention and not a juggling convention or anime convention or technology conference.

theLady

I totally agree with Collette. Can't top "Go knit your own socks, bitches." Also do I love "My sympathies on the death of your soul."

Sadly I cannot come up with anything - luckily I don't have anyone being negative about my craft/art/whateverthehellyouwantocallit,Idon'tcare,justleavemealonesoIcanknit.

Though my ex-friend called me a granny once for my staying home and knitting and not going to a bar to watch her hit on and be hit on by the mostly lowly scum on the earth. Hmmm, might be something in that...

theLady

BTW, either you live in a weird place, or I do, because my whole life I have been surrounded by people making things and doing for themselves - I wasn't aware of any other type of life, really. I guess I keep away from those people - they usually wear black suits and high heels and have expensive bags and make me feel freaked out. But even in the Bay Area they go home and break out the needles, hooks, paint, camera, woodworking tools. Who doesn't like to make?(!)

Melinda

I'm sure there's a saying in here somewhere, but it's 2 am and I can't think of it... One time I was at my mom's, and a friend of hers saw me knitting socks for my son. She asked me, incredulously, "You know they sell socks at Target, don't you?" The funny thing was, she was there for my mom's quilt group, and she is a very talented quilting artist. I told her they sell blankets too, and we got a chuckle out of it.

From the posts above, I liked something on "All you're going to leave behind is old electronics and plastic items from Target. I'm knitting heirlooms that I'll be remembered fondly by." It seems the main hobby of many of my smart, busy, great friends is facebook. I feel sorry for them and their families...what tangible "heirloom" will those women ever leave behind?

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