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11 September 2006 @ 12:04 am
Things the new knitter has learned browsing knitting web sites:  
Any pattern described as "hip" or "funky" isn't.

"Knit in awesome chunky yarn" means "I don't knit all that well and this covers my mistakes." (<--I am so very guilty of this.)

Knit skirts are always a mistake. Always.

Just because you can make a knitted version of something (shoes, office supplies, family pets, your Nintendo, coffee mugs, the Space Shuttle) doesn't mean you should.

An ugly pattern knit in handspun yarn harvested from organic grass-fed alpacas by Buddhist monks is still ugly.

People do entrelac to prove they can.

Someone this very second is creating a pattern so incomprehensible archaeologists from the future will be puzzled for thousands of years. Then they will post it to their blog as "quick and easy!"

Continental knitters are superior to other knitters.

DPN Continental knitters are superior to other Continental knitters.

Continental sock knitters are superior to other DPN Continental knitters.

Continental sock knitters who write their own patterns give orders to God.
 
 
 
dharleenk on September 11th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
HA!
and...
people knit lace to prove they can.
people knit afghans to prove they can
people knit norwegian sweaters to prove they can
people knit large things on tiny needles to prove they can.
dharleenk on September 11th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
also...
me thinks that continental sock knitting on DPNs is no more difficult than continental knitting of anything else on any other needles.
HollyEQQhollyeqq on November 13th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
You read my mind! That is the funniest post I read all day! I thought I was alone with the Interlac thing.... everyone else seems to think it is so great - ugghhh. I don't even really like the way it looks.

You crack me up!