Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ghetto Knitter

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I came across the most hilarious and true post today. While I do love myself the cashmere blends and the pricey yarns, I like to think that the craft store yarns do just fine by me - they sure as heck take it easier on my wallet. I know many yarn snobs tends to look down on this, and to them I say, "Buy my yarn, if it bothers you." Regardless - I'm not here to kick that debate into high gear one more time. But this post pretty much sums it up:

You Know You're a Ghetto Knitter If:

* Your fancy yarn comes from KnitPicks, or the clearance bin at the LYS.
* You don't understand why Plymouth Encore costs twice as much as Wool-Ease.
* You carry around your knitting in the plastic bag your yarn came in. Who's Jordana Paige? (I actually know the answer to that question, but it's only because I saw her on Knitty Gritty)
* You block your shawls with thumbtacks and bamboo skewers (um... do safety pins and an ironing board count?)
* You save those little charms that come with bottles of red wine to use as stitch markers. (No, but I have cut straws down and used those. I thought that made me dedicated.)
* You thought Addis were a new kind of athletic footwear.

If you can identify with one or more of these statements, then you are a Ghetto Knitter! Ghetto Knitters of the World, Unite! After all, it's easy to be a knitter when you've got Rowan Calmer to knit with. When all you've got is Red Heart and Lion Brand, but decide to knit anyway, well, that's true passion for the craft.

4 comments:

Amber said...

LOL! I love it!

Lore said...

Mmmm...red heart...guess I am a ghetto crocheter. I use an old diaper bag to tote my stuff around. Lots of useful pockets.

I think of myself as too much of a beginer to delve into expensive yarns. And I like my hobbies to be cheap. In my mind, Wool-Ease is the fancy stuff.

Stacey said...

i didn't understand half of that... :)

Roe said...

Lore, I am totally a ghetto knitter. An old tote from my dot-com days currently serves as my knitting bag, and at over 8 bucks a skein, Lion Brand's Moonlight Mohair is the fancy stuff.